Strategic Plan 2020-2024
In the Fall of 2019, the InterMountain CTE Consortium and Regional Coordinator began a year-long comprehensive needs assessment process that included data analysis, surveys and listening sessions of educator, partner agency and community stakeholders. The result of this process is the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, which includes a focus on our High Five Industry Sector Needs and goals for strengthening our regional programs of study.
Supporting Programs of Study through Pathway Groups
The InterMountain CTE Consortium supports high-quality programs of study and professional development by facilitating 9th-14th grade Pathway groups in Agriculture, Art & Design, Business, Food & Travel, Health Sciences, and Industrial & Engineering Systems. These groups are led by Consortium Staff or regional instructors to collaborate on program improvement and approval; implementation and alignment of industry, academic and career skills; advisory committee input; and mentoring through industry field trips, school visits, shared investment planning, workshops and other opportunities designed by the Pathway Groups and/or Consortium’s Steering Committee. These groups are as strong as the teachers who participate in the shared work and are an important source of support and accountability for the Regional Coordinator’s recommendation for state approval and the Steering Committee’s investment of funds.
CTE Teacher Licensure
To teach in an approved Program of Study, secondary instructors must have the appropriate CTE licensure/endorsement specific to the program of study. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that students are learning from an instructor with current, industry-relevant experience. There are opportunities for both individuals who come from industry without a traditional teaching credential and have been hired by a school district and current teachers who want to add a CTE endorsement through an Instructor Appraisal process. For more information, please consult with the Regional Coordinator and review the Consortium handbook.
InterMountain ESD has partnered with Eastern Oregon University to provide low-cost, flexible, on-line courses that meet the professional development requirements for CTE licensure. For more information, please visit: www.eou.edu/college-of-education/career-and-technical-education