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OCTE Quick Reference for Technical Assistance

Quick Reference Guide for Career and Technical Education Secondary School Programs and Early Middle College

Michigan Department of Education
Office of Career and Technical Education
Post Office Box 30712
Lansing, Michigan 48909
MAIN:  517-241-5342     FAX:  517-241-5347

Subject Contact Phone Number
4483 Enrollment and Completion Report Joan Church 517-256-0448
504-Office of Civil Rights 216-522-4920
Administrator Certifications Rajah Smart 517-335-6615
Advisory Committee Toolkit Mark Forbush 989-277-9249
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Cluster Mark Forbush 989-277-9249
Ancillary Data Reports Valerie Milton 517-281-2878
Apprenticeship Programs USDOL 517-377-1746
Architecture and Construction Cluster Lee Greenacre 517-241-5346
Arts, A/V, Technology, and Communications Cluster Dorthy Switalski 517-281-4881
Breaking Traditions Jim Whittaker 517-241-2091
Business, Management and Administration Cluster Tom Knight 517-241-5345
Business Professionals of America (BPA) (CTSO) Maurice Henderson 734-487-1700
Career Education Conference Candace Vinson 517-281-7009
CEPD Options Form Joan Church 517-256-0448
Civil Rights Compliance Review (CRCR) Jim Whittaker 517-241-2091
Core Performance Indicators (Perkins CTE) Yincheng Ye 517-241-7652
Counseling/Counselor Education
Criminal Offender Grants (DOC & DHHS) Christine Black 517-241-0260
CTE/CEPD Administrator Approvals Deb Miller 517-281-5539
CTE Program Articulation and Alignment Issues Career Cluster Consultants
CTE Teacher Certification/Annual Authorization Tom Knight 517-241-5345
CTE Teacher Preparation Issues/Supply & Demand Tom Knight 517-241-5345
CTEIS Data System Valerie Milton 517-281-2878
CTEIS Security Levels Joan Church 517-256-0448
CTSOs Lee Greenacre 517-241-5346
CTSO Grants Jackie Martinez 517-898-8491
Data Coordination Valerie Milton 517-281-2878
Data Dashboards Yincheng Ye 517-241-7652
Early Middle College Data/Reports Stacey Stover 517-281-4287
Education and Training Cluster Candace Vinson 517-281-7009
Employability Skills Vacant
Employers as Partners Vacant
End-of-Year Reports (Perkins) Christine Black 517-241-0260
Energy Cluster Lee Greenacre 517-241-5346
Excellence in Practice Awards Jackie Martinez 517-898-3571
Facts Brochure Yincheng Ye 517-241-7652
Family, Career and Community Leaders of Michigan, Dave Wait 734-487-3322
Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Candace Vinson 517-281-7009
Finance Cluster Tom Knight 517-241-5345
Fiscal Specialist OCTE Christine Black 517-241-0260
Fiscal Cooperative Agreements (Perkins) Jackie Martinez 517-898-8491
Follow-Up Survey of Program Completers Yincheng Ye 517-241-7652
Gender Equity Jim Whittaker 517-241-2091
GEDs LARA 517-335-5858
Government and Public Administration Cluster Candace Vinson 517-241-4355
Grant Electronic Monitoring System Liaison (GEMS) Jim Whittaker 517-241-2091
Green Partnerships in CTE Mark Forbush 989-277-9249
Health Occupations of America (HOSA) (CTSO) Mark Burley 517-347-8088
Health Science Cluster Celena Mills 517-281-3445
Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Candace Vinson 517-281-7009
Human Services Cluster Celena Mills 517-281-3445
Information Technology Cluster Tom Knight 517-241-5345
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Cluster Candace Vinson 517-281-7009
Less-Than-Class-Size Contracted Instruction Programs Lee Greenacre 517-241-5346
Manufacturing Cluster Lee Greenacre 517-241-5346
Marketing Cluster Celena Mills 517-281-3445
Marketing and Promoting CTE Vacant
Mechatronics Lee Greenacre 517-241-5346
Michigan DECA (CTSO) David Wait 734-487-3322
Michigan FFA Association (CTSO) Dr. Tiffany Rogers-Randolph 517-353-9221 x225
MI Merit Curriculum Celena Mills 517-281-3445
Michigan Rehabilitation Partnership Valerie Milton 517-281-2878
New CTE Administrator Information Candace Vinson 517-281-7009
New CTE Program Planning Process Tom Knight 517-241-5345
NexSys Christine Black 517-241-0260
Perkins Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) Jill Kroll 517-599-1403
Perkins Regional Allocation Formula Christine Lewis 517-855-1560
Perkins V State Plan Jill Kroll 517-599-1403
Professional Development Candace Vinson 517-281-7009
Programs of Study Tom Knight 517-241-5345
Proprietary Schools (LEO) LEO 517-241-9221
Requests for Applications (RFA) Jackie Martinez 517-898-8491
Research (CTE) Valerie Milton 517-281-2878
Risk Management/Interagency Labor Law Compliance Career Cluster Consultants
Section 61a(1) (Added Cost):
Allocations & Expenditure Policy Joan Church 517-256-0448
Expenditure Report (4033) Joan Church 517-256-0448
Funds X0107 Secondary Funding Report Joan Church 517-256-0448
Section 61b Stacey Stover 517-281-4287
Section 61a(2) Administrator Reimbursement Deb Miller 517-281-5539
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster Lee Greenacre 517-241-5346
SkillsUSA-Michigan (CTSO) Danielle West 734-487-3888
Special Populations, Programs, and Services Valerie Milton 517-281-2878
Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Liaison Jill Kroll 517-599-1403
Teacher (CTE) Certification Questions Linda Campbell 517-335-0585
Teacher - Student - Data link (TSDL) Liaison Valerie Milton 517-281-2878
Technical Review, Assistance & Compliance (TRAC) Jim Whittaker 517-241-2091
Implementation Valerie Milton 517-335-1066
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Cluster Dorthy Switalski 517-281-4881
USDOL/Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training Russ Davis
David Jackson
Work-Based Learning Celena Mills 517-281-3445
Early Middle Colleges Stacey Stover 517-281-4287
Early Middle College Coding Appeals Stacey Stover 517-281-4287
Early Middle College Data/Reports Stacey Stover 517-281-4287
Section 61b CTEIS Reporting Joan Church 517-256-0448
Section 61b Expenditures Joan Church 517-256-0448
Section 61b Funding Formula Joan Church 517-256-0448
Yincheng Ye 517-241-7652
Section 61b Planning Grants Stacey Stover 517-281-4287
Section 61b Strategic Plans Stacey Stover 517-281-4287