IVETA International Conference

CETE’s director Bob Mahlman attended the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Conference in Fiji on August 23-25, 2016. He has served on their Executive Committee for six years and will be the group’s president starting in January 2017. Major issues addressed at the

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DACUM Process Used for Training in Industry

The DACUM process was used recently by Mars Inc. (the candy company) at their Cleveland, Tennessee, plant for employee training with very satisfactory results. The company conducted a workshop for packaging operators to define their duties and tasks in detail. Mars noted that the advantage

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Panel Presentation on Family Engagement

Barbara Boone was a panel member for the Family Engagement: Making Federal Policy Real presentation at the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs Director’s Conference, August 1, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services recently released

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Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

CETE staff Joyce Isler, Greg Nagy, Cara North, and Alicia Willis attended the annual Distance Teaching and Learning conference August 9-11, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin. This conference brings together distance education and training professionals to share ideas, resources, research, and best practices. Vendors attend to

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CETE Staff Present at the International Personnel Assessment Council

CETE staff Bob Mahlman, Brooke Parker, and Jim Austin attended and presented at the annual conference of IPAC (International Personnel Assessment Council) August 1-3 in Sacramento California. This membership group brings together a range of public sector employees with responsibilities in developing selection and promotion

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Technical Testing Project prepping for new year

The Technical Testing Project operated by CETE Assessment Services includes two key components: design of test items (i.e., questions) and delivery of tests for the Ohio Career-Technical Education (CTE) Technical Testing System. Test delivery also requires end-user support for the field, especially at peak times

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DOK Framework informs Ohio’s CFTCS

In June 2015, Sara Christopherson, director of WebbAlign from the Wisconsin Center for Education Products and Services (WCEPS), facilitated a Depth of Knowledge (DOK) workshop at the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), which is housed in The Ohio State University’s College of Education

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Gimbert receives 2015 Distinguished Research Award

The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) recently honored CETE’s Belinda Gimbert, PhD, associate professor of Educational Studies, with the 2015 Distinguished Research Award. The award acknowledges individuals who advance the research field through transforming and integrating knowledge, facilitating learning, solving

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Sharon Kelsey Retires

After almost 40 years of dedicated service to CETE, Sharon Kelsey has retired. From her humble beginnings in an entry level position at The Ohio State University, she worked her way up to become CETE’s business office manager. During her illustrious career, Sharon received the 2009

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Early Head Start grant aids babies and toddlers

CETE in conjunction with The Ohio State University’s Schoenbaum Family Center, College of Education and Human Ecology, and Wexner Medical Center will play a vital role in a new $16.5-million project to ensure children between 6 weeks and 3 years old in Columbus, Ohio, have

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Consortium Update: 2014 mNET Summer Training

Mobilizing National Educator Talent (mNET) is a consortium of P-12 schools, universities, state department of educations, and nonprofit organizations that supports nontraditional pathways for individuals seeking to become teachers in urban and rural school districts. Adults preparing to attain full state teacher certification participate in web-based

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CETE evaluates OhioMeansJobs (OMJ)

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) operates 77 separate workforce programs spread across 13 different government agencies, which results in a maze of competing priorities and agency missions. Customers must navigate a web of federal and state programs that lack standardized processes

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