CTE Update

August 2020

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Roadmap: Return to Learn Guidance

CTE Covid 19 Virtual Instruction Resources

The Michigan Department of Education is providing guidance on the virtual delivery of Career and Technical Education (CTE) State Approved Programs.

Goodbye MCCTE Navigator, Hello GEMS!

Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is retiring Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education (MCCTE) Navigator and transitioning the CIP Self-Review to the MDE Grants Electronic Monitoring System (GEMS). Access to MCCTE Navigator will remain until September 30, 2020. It is the responsibility of each Career and Technical Education (CTE) program to extract and archive any files they wish to retain from their MCCTE Navigator CIP Self-Review for historical purposes and for uploading into the new CIP Self-Review in GEMS.

Using the CIP Self-Review Form as reference, teachers can now begin organizing and preparing files they will eventually upload into the GEMS CIP Self-Review. If you have any questions, contact Tom Knight, education consultant, Office of Career and Technical Education at knightt@michigan.gov.

  • When login information is available, I will enter your email address into GEMS and it will send you a request to login.
  • You will need your MEIS login information to login.
  • GEMS training will be available soon! As soon as OCTE posts the webinars, I will share.

Professional Development Opportunities

MME Series

MME is pleased to offer a series of synchronous and asynchronous virtual professional development opportunities for secondary business and marketing teachers.

We will have LIVE sessions via Zoom on:

9/16/2020 @ 3 p.m. - State Update with Celina Mills

9/23/2020 @ 3 p.m. - DECA Update with Dave Wait

9/30/2020 @ 3 p.m. - School Store Panel

10/7/2020 @ 3 p.m. - Student Certifications

Available starting October 14th will be approximately 14 hours of topics broken into 10-minute cool ideas, 20-minute express sessions, and some 50-minute offerings. These are all pre-recorded and available to watch at your convenience.

We are pleased to offer up to 14 SCECHs at no cost to those who register for the virtual conference by Friday, October 9th and complete an evaluation by the end of October. The cost is only $45 per person.

Please see the attached brochure for more details and visit our website (www.mmeconnect.org) for updates.

2021 CTE Program Excellence in Practice Awards

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Career and Technical Education

(OCTE), is accepting nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Practice Awards, to be

presented at the 2021 Michigan Career Education Conference on January 25, 2021, at

the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids.

We are pleased to announce that there are two categories of awards. The Career and

Technical Education Outstanding Program Excellence in Practice Award

recognizes a successful, exemplary, state-approved career and technical education

(CTE) program that demonstrates outstanding outcomes, produces measurable results,

and leads to documented success in employment, postsecondary education and


The Career and College Readiness Initiative Excellence in Practice Award

recognizes outstanding practices, programs, or services that demonstrate exemplary

support of career/college planning for students (that include their interests, abilities,

and skills), promotion of high academic expectations, and linking secondary course

taking (including CTE) to preparation for postsecondary education and careers.

Nomination Form

Social Justice & Anti‑Racist Educator Resources

This collection of resources was originally compiled by members of the Rochester (Michigan) Education Association. Materials were then shared with and curated by members of the Governor’s Educator Advisory Council (GEAC) in order to make the collection available to educators throughout the State of Michigan. The compilation aims to help colleagues begin, continue, and further their own work to FIRST educate themselves and then bring anti-racist teaching to all grade levels and subject areas.


Still to Come!

Work Based Learning: Reporting Requirements
GEMS Training: Waiting for guidance from OCTE