WCTSMA Board of Directors and the Yakima Organizing Group are in final preparation mode for the 2014 Spring Symposium and State Competition. Please read the BOD letter which details deadlines and helpful information in planning your trip to Yakima. We will be updating information regularly so remember to check the website for the latest regarding the competition.
WCTSMA State Officers and BOD advisers converged on Olympia February 5, 2014 to push for continued support of our CTE programs throughout the state. A legislative educational session started off the day at North Thurston High School then proceeded to the Legislation Building for meetings and CTSO promotion proceedings. All eight CTSO's participated in the legislative process. State Officers and advisers met with their State Representatives and Senators throughout the day telling them why they need to support CTE programs in our state. President Matteo Molieri, Vice President Cody Burk, and State Officer Director Chris Hiatt returned to Olympia February 12, 2014 for a meeting with Governor Inslee to sign the CTE Declaration. Our Twitter feed has a photograph of President Molieri with Goveror Inslee. Check it out!
WCTSMA'S Board of Directors is proud to announce our new partnership with Medco Sports Medicine in the form of a $1500 undergraduate scholarship. Eligible candidates must have actively participated in a WCTSMA member school program during high school. They must also be enrolled in a CAATE accredited undergraduate program that concludes with a baccalaureate degree. The link will soon be available on-line with the application form and complete eligibility form. Please note the deadline for this process completion is March 1, 2014.
This will launch our WCTSMA Alumni Association formed to help support previous members with funds while keeping them updated and involved with the programs and association that helped form their career path. It will also serve to collect data to track program and career pathway success. This data will benefit with continued OSPI support along with WSATA, NWATA, and NATA awareness of this successful career preparation program.
Watch for information regarding the 20th Annual Spring Symposium and State Competition. The Event will be held in Yakima on April 25-26, 2014. Hotel information has been sent to instructors but will also be posted on this website. WCTSMA'S Board of Directors has also released an informational letter outlining State Competition information and other important WCTSMA updates.
For information contact:
Larry Howe, MS,, AT/C, AT/L
WCTSMA Executive Director
Over 300 WCTSMA members participated in the Winter Conferences held in Wenatchee and Everett. Erin Jones was our Keynote Speaker for both presentations. WCTSMA members were captivated by her message. Of course, Leadership is not complete without our spectacular Student Board of Directors leading the show at both conferences. State logo design was also up for voting by members at each conference. Look for results to be posted soon on that and other State Competition information.