CTE at FRC offers Pathways to Possibilities!


What is CTE and why is it Important?

Career Technical Education at Feather River College 
is helping develop a skilled, sustainable workforce for American business and industry.

CTE programs at Feather River college are preparing a highly skilled, sustainable, world-class workforce with the technical expertise, work ethic and employability skills that American business and industry need to remain globally competitive. CTE is aligned with the interests of business and industry—and the interests of our nation.

Baby boomers will be retiring at the rate of thousands per day over the next two decades.

Experts predict 47 million job openings in the decade ending 2018. About one-third will require an associate's degree or certificate, and nearly all will require real-world skills that can be mastered through CTE.

CTE actively partners with employers to design and provide high-quality, dynamic programs.

CTE understands that business and industry is the ultimate "customer" for CTE graduates. A fundamental goal of CTE is developing partnerships with business and industry to design programs founded in the standards students must meet to compete in the job market. Through advisory committees, internships, teacher externships, workplace experiences and other interaction, employers have the opportunity to share information regarding expectations, technical requirements and workplace behavior—driving innovation and world-class performance.

CTE is providing the technical knowledge required for leadership and innovation. Technology is integral to the curriculum in CTE programs, just as it is integral to virtually every career, business and industry in the 21st Century. CTE programs are using technology to not only deliver effective education, but also to teach students how to use technology to solve problems, communicate and collaborate more effectively, and improve performance and productivity.

CTE is driving quality and consistency to meet employer expectations.  CTE leadership across the nation is collaborating to establish even more rigorous core technical standards and programs of study designed to improve the consistency and quality of CTE across America. The goal: To assure business and industry that CTE programs are developing people with the credentials, skill attainment, technical knowledge and clear understanding of the expectations of the workplace needed to keep employers productive and competitive.



ABOUT THE PROJECT Many of the community anchor institutions in the rural Sierra region of northeastern California currently lack adequate access to the bandwidth necessary to support e-healthcare, advanced learning opportunities, and economic development. Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative plans to meet the broadband needs of these institutions by constructing 169 miles of new fiber for a middle mile network to deliver broadband speeds between 45 Mbps and 10 Gbps to anchor institutions and local Internet service providers. Among the 18 community anchor institutions currently expected to connect to the Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications Middle Mile Fiber Project’s network are seven government facilities, two community colleges, and two healthcare providers including the Plumas District Hospital, High Desert Prison, and Feather River College.

The Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications Middle Mile Fiber Project also proposes to:

  • Facilitate more affordable and accessible broadband service for up to approximately 14,000 households, 2,100 businesses, and an additional 280 anchor institutions by enabling local Internet service providers to utilize the project’s open network.
  • Create a broadband path to support regional Next Generation 911 and other public safety services, and enable telemedicine at regional correctional facilities, allowing for annual prisoner transport savings of up to $10,000 per prisoner seeking care.
  • Provide enhanced broadband service to the Susanville Indian Rancheria tribe.


Dear Club Presidents and Presidents-elect:

The Rotary Club of Reno is in the planning stages of a Global Grant project to support the equipping and furnishing of a nursing school in Uganda.  The nursing school will be associated with the Bwindi Community Hospital founded by Dr. Scott Kellermann, a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Nevada City California.  Dr. Kellermann has been a presenter at a number of District 5190 Conferences in recent years, has spoken at many of our clubs throughout the district and he received Rotary International’s Service Above Self award in 2012 during Alan Cain’s conference at the Sparks Nugget.  The RI Service Above Self award is Rotary’s highest recognition for exemplary service by a Rotarian.

The Bwindi Community Hospital grew from the first clinic conducted under a Ficus Tree near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to an award winning hospital that now boasts 132 beds.  The hospital provides specialized hospital, surgical and public health outreach to a large regional area that is otherwise not served by health care professionals.  The addition of a nursing school will significantly increase the educational opportunities for those aspiring to serve as nurses in the villages and towns in Southwestern Uganda.

The Rotary Club of Reno is proposing to submit a Global Grant to The Rotary Foundation under the new Future Vision program.  We have been working on this project for the last year and have had considerable interest expressed by other clubs both in and outside of the Reno Sparks area.  The purpose of this correspondence is to inquire as to whether your club is interested in participating and to what extent?  You will find more information on possible contribution/participation levels in the attached abstract.

The attached abstract describes the project, the Global Grant that will be submitted to The Rotary Foundation, funding scenarios and other elements that will guide your decision.  I will be happy to answer any questions you may have and will be available to visit your club board of directors or make a presentation to your club.  Since most presidents or president-elects have already heard Dr. Kellermann speak and are familiar with his work this may be simply a funding decision but that will be up to you. It is not clear whether the club funding will need to be deposited before or shortly after July 1 and for that reason this email is being sent to current club presidents as well as presidents-elect so you can consider the funding question as a club leadership team.

A program on the nursing school will be presented at the Reno Club on Monday, February 4, providing an overview of the project and the proposed grant process.  You, members of your board and club members are invited to attend – this would be a great way to get a make-up and to learn more about the nursing school from Dr. Kellermann.

Finally, for Presidents-elect, you have been furnished an inquiry by District Governor-elect Vicki Puliz and District Foundation Chair Steve Lewis asking for input on the expenditure of District Designated Funds (DDF).  The proposed Global Grant will include use of DDF and funds your club contributes will be matched by The Rotary Foundation.  If you are inclined to participate in this project, when you complete the Club Spending Plan please let the district know of your interest and your desire to see DDF used to support the Bwindi Nursing School.

I’ll look forward to talking with you.

Best Rotary regards,



The Quincy Rotary Club Board of Directors Meeting was called to order by President Peter Hochrein.  The Board dealt with a array of agenda items including challenges in sponsoring and hosting foreign exchange students, considering proposals for new projects, trail project update, and discussions on retaining and bringing in new members to our club.   The meeting had good participation from members of our club who do not serve on the Board.   President Hochrein welcomed five Quincy Rotary Club  Members who chose to attend the meeting and he continues to encourage all members to attend at least one board meeting.



Rotary Board Meeting Minutes 1-17-13

1.)    Attending members:

-          Hochrein                     -     Gallagher

-          Little                           -     DeSelle

-          Pierson, D                   -     Ryback

-          Ely                               -     Sturley

-          Wood                          -     Leonhardt, C

-          Summerfield               -     Edwards

-          Mansell                        -     Flanigan


2.)    The minutes from December’s board meeting were approved.


3.)    New Generations:

·         Andy reported on Speech and Music Contest.  Music will be an evening meeting on March 25th, and Speech will be a regular lunch meeting on March 11th.  Suzan is helping Andy coordinate those programs.  Donna offered to help with Speech, and assist with coaching the students.

·         Dwight offered to check with the schools on the progress of the 8th Grade Leadership program. 

·         There was much discussion around our long-term Rotary Youth Exchange program, and the challenges that our club is facing with the implementation of this program.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find applicants and host families due to Rotary International’s increased level of required new paperwork, fees, background checks, etc.  Next year’s board and our club in general will need to give serious consideration to our future level of participation in this program.  There will be more discussion to follow at our Club Assembly next month on this.

·         Dwight reported that the Dictionary Project is on-track.


4.)    Club Service:

·         Dave Little reported on the upcoming Valentines diner meeting on February 11th.

·         Dwight proposed the idea of forming a Rotary glee club.  Pete agreed to talk to Suzan to determine if she has any interest in being involved in that.

·         Dwight also proposed the idea of having a Quincy Rotary Club float in the local parade this summer.  Dwight volunteered to spearhead that project.  The board liked that idea and encouraged him to proceed. 

·         50/50 Raffle: The board approved the expense of Back Door Catering preparing some appetizers for this event on the evening of 3-16-13, at her normal cost for a meal for a regular club lunch meeting.  Walt and John Sheehan will continue to oversee the ticket sales.

·         Pete reminded the board about the upcoming Club Assembly on February 25th.


5.)    Community Service:

·         Dave Little proposed that we set a day aside this spring to clean out the Rotary storage area in the upstairs Little League building.

·         Pete reported that he has spent approximately $4,000 on signs and material for out Trail Sign project.

·         We had more discussion about the use of Wilbur Vaughn’s generous donation to our club.  Should the club decide to move forward with water well project on the Plumas Rec District property, Chuck Leonhardt suggested that we might also consider finding a smaller project (if possible) at Bucks Lake for portion of those funds.  Wilbur had great love for Bucks Lake, and a project up there would be a good way to honor him.