Butte-Glenn K12 CTE Newsletter

Winter 2023

A Quarterly Newsletter for K12 CTE Teachers, Counselors & Administrators in Butte & Glenn County Schools

Published by Sharon Nilsson, K12 Strong Workforce Program Pathway Coordinator, North Far North Regional Consortium, Serving Butte & Glenn Schools, hosted by Butte County Office of Education, Career Technical Education. Contact for content suggestions, events or questions.

K12 Strong Workforce Program Due Dates

  • Round 2 K12 SWP fiscal report for performance period ending 12/31/2022 is due in NOVA by 2/28/2023. Final reports are due 3/31/2023. Deadline to invoice for remaining funds is 4/30/2023 and all invoices must match expenditures entered in your final report in NOVA
  • Round 3 K12 SWP fiscal report for performance period ending 6/30/2023 is due in NOVA by 2/28/2023
  • Round 5 K12 SWP fiscal report for performance period ending 6/30/2024 is due in NOVA by 2/28/2023

Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG)


Butte County ROP is excited to celebrate CTE month in February by offering guided tours of their ROP programs: Certified Veterinary Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant, and Phlebotomy. These programs offer students the opportunity for hands-on learning that leads to industry-recognized certifications and training in the workplace. Program Tours are offered 11:30am - 1:45pm on 2/3/2023, 2/7/2023, and 2/22/2023.

Limited space available. Call 530-879-7462 to reserve your tour.

Neurodiverse Pathway Opportunities

Butte College is exploring pathway opportunities for neurodiverse students. This project aims to strengthen Butte College’s services for neurodiverse populations and align with similar regional projects. Are you interested in exploring additional pathways for your K-12 neurodiverse students? Contact Julie Nuzum 530-879-4354 NuzumJu@butte.edu

Careers Website

The North Far North Regional Consortium (NFNRC) is pleased to share the Beta launch of the North Far North Careers website. The site showcases occupations in the region's priority industries and aligned career technical education programs offered at area community colleges. This is a great career exploration resource for K-12 students.
Career Day Survey

BCOE is exploring creating a hands-on Career Day Event for Butte and Glenn County 8th Grade students. Please complete this short survey to provide your initial thoughts.

Arc Exposure Welding Event

  • Butte College is hosting its annual Arc Exposure training for high school welding instructors and students, presented by Miller Electric and Hobart Bros January 17-20, 2023.
  • Covering new technologies in addition to power sources, welding programs, and safety
  • Spaces are limited. Contact Melanie Flaherty, 530.895.2501 flahertyme@butte.edu

55th Annual FFA Field Day

  • CSU, Chico and Butte College will host the 55th annual FFA Field Day on February 11, 2023
  • High school FFA members from across the state will compete in 1 of 21 Career Development Events (CDE) coordinated by undergraduate students and faculty in the Chico State College of Agriculture and the Butte College Agricultural and Environmental Science Program
  • Contests held at the University Farm, Chico State campus and Butte College campus

Concrete Day at Chico State

  • CSU, Chico Concrete Industry Management - Concrete Day April 14, 2023 - Students and parents are invited to tour the CIM labs at Chico State to learn more about the CIM Program with guest speakers from the industry, hands-on activities and demonstrations. Reservations are required

  • Arrange a school site presentation for your students - The CIM Program will present an overview of their program and insight into the concrete industry for your students at your school site

  • Contact Shirley Hall, cim@csuchico.edu 530-898-6483

Grow Manufacturing Initiative (GMI)

  • Sabrina Marquez, GMI Outreach Coordinator, and Bill Gaines, Manufacturing Consultant and Transfer Flow Founder would like to schedule a visit to your school to promote manufacturing careers to your 7-12th grade students

  • GMI facilitates local North State Manufacturing Facility tours for middle and high school students and invites industry input in curriculum development to build the next generation of manufacturers

  • Contact Sabrina Marquez, smarquez@ncen.org 714-470-1632

Capital Region Advanced Manufacturing Industry Advisory Event

  • Valley Vision presents the Manufacturing Advisory Event for K-16 Teachers, Counselors, and students on February 9, 2023 from 2-5 pm at Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center - online option available
  • This free event will focus on the intersection of electronic, mechanical, and information technology occupations across the industry. Registration Link

Do you have an exciting CTE event planned? Please share the details with Sharon Nilsson snilsson@bcoe.org

Assembly Bill 102 & Dual Enrollment

Assembly Bill 102 (effective 1/1/2023) amended the law to make pupil participation in the College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) program less burdensome for students and colleges. It includes two specific amendments relevant to the expansion of dual enrollment opportunities:

  • Specifies that “high school”, for purposes of a CCAP partnership, includes a community school, juvenile court school, or adult education program offering courses for high school diplomas or high school equivalency certificates
  • Authorizes county offices of education (COE) to enter into CCAP partnerships with the governing boards of community college districts

Regional Labor Market Information

The North/Far North Center of Excellence shares a quarterly report on job postings, unemployment, and industry measures, and it showcases recent reports. The December 2022 newsletter presents a summary of the report. Subscribe to the North/Far North COE Newsletter

  • Industry Trends
  • Hospitality had 5.5% more jobs in September 2022 than in January 2020 in the Far North. In the North, the sector’s employment was 4% smaller than in January 2020

  • Construction remained among the fastest-growing sectors in the region. Between January 2020 and September 2022, construction’s employment total increased 14.7% in the North and 30.6% in the Far North

  • Transportation and logistics’ employment total increased 19.3% in the North and 11.9% in the Far North between January 2020 and September 2022

  • Manufacturing grew by 12.6% in the Far North and 6.2% in the North between January 2020 and September 2022

STEM Education Funding In the News

Check out the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Key Policy letter dated 12/6/2022 to learn how existing federal funds can be used to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The purpose of the letter is to help LEAs better understand how to use Federal funds to support innovative, equity-focused Pre-K–12 STEM education strategies.