Advance Tech Ed by Volunteering with OCTE

As your technological education subject association, OCTE, the Ontario Council for Technology Education, seeks your valuable input and participation. The organization, which is run by a dedicated, highly skilled group of volunteers that promote and advance technological education from kindergarten to post-secondary, requests your help. We are seeking volunteers to serve on the following committees through a short- or long-term commitment.

Communications Committee

  • Monitor the website and flag past-dated material and information
  • Collect, collate, and review images to be used on the site
  • Collect, collate, and review submissions for the resource sections
  • Collect, create, collate, and review submissions for the newsfeed
  • Maintain and promote the social media feeds (Twitter, Facebook)
  • Perform outreach and promote OCTE (e.g. contact other subject associations and professional organizations)
  • Work and coordinate with other committees as needed
  • Email the Communications Committee lead

Awards Committee

  • Award Winner Selections: Reviewing nominations submitted to ensure the award criteria has been met, and prioritize approved nominations for determining the award winners.
  • Correspondence: congratulate and invite award winners to the banquet, Invite past presidents to the banquet, informing School Board appropriate staff of award winner. (Director, Superintendent or Principal)
  • Award Preparations by: arrange for printing award certificates, ordering certificate frames and gifts. Assembling framed certificates
  • Slide Presentation: preparing a short slide presentation for viewing at the awards banquet.
  • Photographer: taking photos of the award winners for posting on the OCTE website , taking candid photos throughout the banquet.
  • Banquet Agenda: preparing and proofing the Awards Banquet Presentation Agenda, ensuring special guests have designated seating (signage)
  • Work and coordinate with other committees as needed
  • Email the Awards Committee lead

Technological Education Board Leads (TEBL)

  • Plan and attend Technological Education Board Lead meetings
  • Bring challenges in technological education to the table for discussions
  • Collect data from school boards and technology teachers
  • Provide solutions(e.g. problem solving, safe implementation of technology projects), and participate in discussions with other TEBL’s
  • Work with community partners, colleges and universities to continue to promote and support technological education and meet the growing need for a highly skilled workforce
  • Work with the Ministry of Education, Ontario College of Trades, Ontario College of Teachers, Ministry of Labour, and other government bodies on concerns related to technological education, co-op and apprenticeship pathways.
  • Work and coordinate with other committees as needed
  • Email the tech education board leads

Elementary Education Committee

  • Conduct website, books reviews
  • Create, collate and review articles regarding professional development, good news, and best practices
  • Provide input regarding the promotion of OCTE, potential ways to generate income, and the OCTE website
  • Create, collate, and review resources
  • Conference planning and participation e.g. working the registration desk, presenting a workshop, recommending and locating vendors, introducing and thanking presenters
  • Work and coordinate with the other committees as needed e.g. assisting with the selection of award winners, planning the awards banquet
  • Email the Elementary Education lead

Secondary Education Committee

  • Create, collaborate, and review resources
  • Develop writing project proposals
  • Respond to member inquires as required
  • Source and update the monthly website safety tip
  • Develop student contests and develop the scopes and associated rubrics
  • Work and coordinate with other committees as needed
  • Email the Secondary Education lead

Conference Committee

  • Provide input regarding the planning and execution of conferences and workshops
  • Staff the registration desk
  • Present a workshop
  • Introduce and thank presenters
  • Act as a conference ambassador
  • Work and coordinate with other committees as needed
  • Email the Conference Committee lead

If you are interested in participating with one of the OCTE Committees (short-term or long-term) or just wish to provide feedback, please click here to contact us via email or email the committee leads via the links above.