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The Oregon Career and Technical Education (CTE) State Plan

The Oregon Career and Technical Education (CTE) State Plan is a high level four-year strategic plan that integrates state and federal priorities into an implementation plan for the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act" (more widely known as Perkins V). Leveraging ongoing partnerships across the state, the CTE State Plan identifies actionable strategies to ensure high-quality learning that is accessible to all learners in Oregon. The Oregon CTE State Plan was adopted by the State Board at their meeting on March 19, 2020.

Perkins V: Creating Oregon's CTE Plan

With the authorization of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), Oregon is embarking on the creation of a new CTE State Plan. Perkins V allows Oregon greater flexibility in designing a plan that meets our needs. Oregon's State Plan will be an opportunity to connect our workforce and higher education vision with our K-12 systems.

The work will be guided by principles, commitments, and priorities laid out in the following documents:

Governor's Future Ready Oregon Plan (Oregon Government Policy Offices website) - transferable skills, self-sufficiency, connection to employers, career paths, and equity.

Oregon's K-12 Education Plan - advancing equity, promoting a well-rounded education, strengthening systems, and fostering ongoing engagement.

Higher Education Coordinating Commission's Strategic Priorities (Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission website) - data use to improve equity, funding linked to student success, clear onramps to education and training, and comprehensive outreach to ensure affordable, relevant postsecondary training for all Oregonians.

Oregon's CTE State Plan will reimagine and transform learner experiences in order to enhance their life prospects, empower their communities, and build equity in an inclusive, sustainable, innovation-based economy.

The 2019-20 school year will be a transition period during which we engage our community in developing our new comprehensive plan. Oregon will implement the new State Plan under Perkins V in the 2020-21 academic year.

Oregon's CTE State Plan for Public Comment

Public Comment for Oregon's CTE State Plan is open January 21-February 25, 2020

To participate in public comment, please respond online or submit via email. Please include with your comments the community and/or stakeholder group you represent. We also accept mail comments at:

CTE Public Comment/SPST Team
Oregon Department of Education
Public Service Building
255 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97310

Public Hearings

In addition to receiving written public comment, we will host virtual and in-person public hearings for the CTE State Plan:

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 -- 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    You can register for this webinar on Oregon's CTE State Plan and Public Comment.
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 -- 3:00-4:30 p.m.
    Public Hearing, Public Service Building-Basement C, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR, 97310
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    State Board of Education Meeting: CTE State Plan will be presented to the Board and available for public comment.

Please share this news with interested community representatives, including CTE educators, business and industry partners, parents, workforce development partners, educational leaders, community organizations, homeless coordinators, and organizations working with out-of-school youth and individuals with disabilities.

Your Voice is Important

As Oregon develops and implements the CTE State Plan, we want to ensure it works for all Oregonians. Your perspective and thoughts are important in helping us guide quality Career and Technical Education. Only with diversity of voices and perspectives can we create and implement a truly bold, innovative plan to meet the needs of Oregon's communities. Please become involved by:

  • Joining the discussion
  • Providing public comment
  • Connecting with your local CTE programs


For more information on this topic, please contact Jennell Ives or Donna Lewelling.

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