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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Request Approval of the Workforce Connections Activities Calendar (CTSO) – 2017/2018 (Workforce Connections)
The Workforce Connections Activities Calendar is presented to the School Board each year.  The attached calendar includes activities from Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), Career Exploration Visits and regional Workforce Connections Events. This document identifies activities between January 5, 2018 and September 30, 2018.

Approval of this calendar allows students to participate in Workforce Connections activities which may be in-county, out-of-county and out-of-county/overnight.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child
Career and Technical Education activities will be supported by school internal accounts, Carl D. Perkins federal grant - Project 3328, and the Career and Technical Education Part I budget. JROTC activities will be funded by school internal accounts, military budget, and JROTC budget - Project 6200.  Participation fees may be per school or per student depending on the activity.
In 2016/2017, over 10,000 students participated in Workforce Connections activities.  There were 8 active CTSOs aligned with all CTE areas, along with 28 active JROTC units and 4 large-scale regional Workforce Connections events. Participating students received a wide variety of recognition at the local, regional, state and national level. Over 150 students achieving the highest levels of achievement were recognized by the School Board during Recognition meetings over the past year.

In 2017/2018, these activities will be evaluated by district staff from Workforce Connections based on the number of students participating and the impact on student achievement.
SUBMITTED BY:  Christopher Jargo, Director, Career and Technical Education
Warren S. Brooks   Van Ayres
Workforce Connections Officer, Workforce Connections
(813) 231-1860
  Deputy Superintendent
(813) 272-4895
    C 12.02
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171205_824 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 12.02