CVTE Linkages

October 2021

Implementation Meeting Recap

  • The CCTE would like to incorporate the student voice in their programming. As a result, they have launched two initiatives, Student Voice and Design Projects. Districts are encouraged to share stories of the impact early college programs and career pathways have on the student. The student's story may be featured in DESE's newsletters. Students interested in sharing their story can submit the request here: Additionally, CCTE is looking to revamp the Logo and is seeking to work with students on this initiative. Students in Graphic Design and Visual Communications programs may have the opportunity to work the CCTE team to design the next logo. Should you have an interested student, please email with the Subject: Design Projects.
  • The Postsecondary & Postgraduate Reports for your district are dur in October. More information on the reporting of your CVTE graduates can be found here.
  • The Career/Vocational Technical Education Graduate Follow-up is used to calculate and report on a Perkins V Core Indicator: Postsecondary Placement (3S1). This metric reflects graduates’ postsecondary placement in the 3-6 months following graduation, or October through December. DESE will collect it this winter. For more information about the graduate follow-up process, I will include the manual below.
  • DESE has released the Acceleration Roadmap for the 2021-22 Academic Year, The Acceleration Roadmap is based on the idea that every student is capable of accessing grade-appropriate work with the right supports and interventions. The roadmap is not a guide to adoption of new programs; it is a guide to supporting daily classroom instruction. Recent workshops focused on how schools are establishing systems to diagnose unfinished learning and address student needs through a learning acceleration approach. All workshops are recorded and can be accessed on DESE’s Acceleration Roadmap web page here,

FAFSA 2022: Now Open!

The FAFSA application window for 2022 opened on October 1st, so seniors interested in applying for financial aid can begin to do so here,

For priority consideration, submit your application by Feb. 1, 2022. Applications are accepted through April 1, 2022, by midnight Central time. Montana.

Spring 2022 Perkins Courses

College Access is happy to announce the offering of Spring Perkins Courses. After receiving feedback from our CVTE Implementation Committee, Bristol will be offering the following courses. Please keep in mind, that all courses are enrolled on a first come and first serve basis, unless otherwise indicated by Associate Director, Carlos Avila.

  1. SPA 101 (2 Sections)
  2. ENG 101
  3. PSY 101
  4. SOC 101
  5. MTH 152

Career Days

As we begin planning the Spring 2022 term, we would like to resume hosting in-person career day fairs at Bristol. Available pathways to consider include the following.

  • Culinary Arts
  • Cyber Security & Digital Forensics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering Technology & Marine Science
  • Health & Life Sciences

If your school would like to attend a Career Day, please contact Nikita at

Bristol Requires Vaccinations

Bristol Community College is extending our special “thank you" program, which began in July, and increasing the incentive to $200 for all students who become fully vaccinated and upload their COVID-19 vaccination cards to the Bristol APP by the new deadline of November 28, 2021." Visit for more information.
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CARES ACT $$ Round 2!

Bristol can distribute another round of CARES ACT money to dual enrollment students this Fall semester as we did in the Spring.

All enrolled dual enrollment students will receive an email in Bristol email this Wednesday, October 20th, inviting them to confirm they were impacted by COVID (everyone is) and confirm mailing address as was the process in the Spring.

Please encourage your students to submit their claim sooner than later as, this distribution would require students to respond in 2 weeks OR LESS.

We would like every single student to take advantage of receiving these funds, which will be mailed as a paper check to their mailing addresses.

Upcoming Events

CVTE Implementation Committee

Wednesday, Nov. 17th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 919 3818 0467

Passcode: CVTE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.