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Governor Visits Yelm CTE Programs 

Following Civic Engagement Day at the Capital, Governor Jay Inslee visited Yelm High School to see their CTE programs in action. He specifically asked to see their medical programs. The Sports Medicine program was able to show their classroom and practicum class to the governor. Students and instructors were able to interact closely with Governor Inslee regarding educations issues that are at the forefront of legislation this year. All CTE programs participated in a roundtable discussion with the governor regarding some of these same issues.





WCTSMA Visits the Capital for Civic Engagement Day 2015


Over 300 CTE and CTSO members invaded the Legislation Building in Olympia yesterday for Civic Engagement Day 2015. WCTSMA member schools that participated were Enumclaw, Wenatchee, Ferndale, Mount Si, Mount Vernon, Bremerton, Yelm, Olympia, Yakima Valley Technical, and Cheney. Training was held in the morning to prepare students for their visits with State Representatives and Senators. The emphasis for the day is to promote CTE and the CTSO's as important funding is needed to continue programs throughout the state. The day was a great success as we invited chapter schools to help with Legislator visits. The response was tremendous as many CTE students told their stories of how CTE and the CTSO has helped sculpture their career pathways. The sheer number of visits made our presence known in the Capital. We were also very fortunate to have Governor Jay Inslee address the group with his supportive words for CTE and Washington State CTSO's.


Preparations underway for State

Spokane is the place where we will assemble for this year's 21st annual Spring Symposium and State Competition. For those of you ready to go, we will be staying in the Double Tree by Hilton Spokane City Center and the Red Lion at the Park. Details will be released shortly. Check out the microsite set up by our friends in Spokane on this website under "Events and Activities." Hotel information is now online under "Events and Activities" Click on "Spring Symposium and State Competition" for your contact information.


Record Numbers Attend Winter Leadership 2014 In Everett

Over 300 WCTSMA members converged on Everett's Xfinity Arena for Winter Leadership 2014. The State Officer hosted event welcomed 18 schools from around the state participating in leadership activities. Members were treated to a very engaging keynote by Hoan Do "American Ninja Warrior." Other topics for the day included nutrition, blood drive information, and legislation education. Many members stayed for the Everett Silvertip's hockey game that evening. This has become a very popular event as members interact with others from around the state regarding WCTSMA programs.


Winter Leadership Set for Wednesday December 3rd 2014

Winnership is the title for this year's Winter Leadership that will be held December 3, 2014 at the Comcast Center in Everett. We are scheduled for Ballroom 1 in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center from 12-4:30 pm on that Wednesday. Check-in will start at 11:30am. Your State Officers are excited to welcome Hoan Do from American Ninja Warrior as our keynote speaker. We look forward to hosting you for the day as well as for the hockey game that evening. Student fees are $20 that includes Hoan Do's book and hockey ticket. Instructor please note the $10 fee for yourself, chaperones, and bus drivers attending the hockey game Sign up can be found on the Winter Leadership page or on this link.