COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
January 22, 2016
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), is pleased to announce the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Creating Excellence Awards for 2015-2016. The secondary and postsecondary awards recognize excellence in the following categories: CTE exemplary programs, advisory committees, and business and industry partnerships. There are three levels of recognition: local, regional, and state. The secondary and postsecondary awards ceremony will be conducted jointly for the regional and state winners.
Attachment A contains the following: Fact Sheet; 2016 Local Certificate of Recognition; CTE Secondary Program Award Application; Secondary Advisory Committee Award Application; and the Secondary Business and Industry Partnership Award Application. The application and selection timeline are as follows:
|March 11, 2016||Completion of local judging|
|March 18, 2016||Submission of local school division winners to VDOE|
|April 7, 2016||Completion of regional/state judging|
|May 2, 2016||Notification of regional award winners by VDOE|
|June 9, 2016||Recognition of regional and state winners for secondary and postsecondary at the awards luncheon in Richmond.|
School divisions are encouraged to showcase their “excellence in CTE.” Thank you for your continuing support of career and technical education.
If you have questions, please contact Helen Fuqua, awards coordinator, Office of Career and Technical Education, at CTE@doe.virginia.govor by telephone at (804) 225-3119.