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 Program - 12 Noon
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 Lunch - 11:30 AM  
       $15 per person 

For luncheon reservations,
register online 
call (503) 370-2808
by noon, Wed. Feb. 15.

Vegetarian entrees are available and must be requested at time of RSVP

Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

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 SCC programs can be seen on CCTV, Comcast Cable Channel 21, for two weeks starting the Wednesday after the meeting on Wednesdays at 4pm, Thursdays at 4:30pm, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 1pm.

 Salem City Club’s mission:

“ provide a common meeting ground for persons of divergent  beliefs, politics and occupations, for the interchange of ideas and stimulation of intelligent thinking and action on civic affairs; and to inform and activate its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them an appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship.”



February 6, 2017, Volume 49, Issue 13

A New Path in Salem-Keizer Secondary Education

The Career and Technical Education Center
“Preparing Students for High Skill,
High Wage, High Demand Careers”

Presented in partnership with the Salem Public Library Foundation
and its
Salem Reads: One Book, One Community Program.

Friday, February 17, 2017
11:30 AM, Lunch; 12 Noon, Program
Willamette Heritage Center

Register By Noon, February 15

Imagine graduating from high school with
  • A diploma from your residence school and the Career and Technical Education Center.
  • Some college credits.
  • Applied technical skills, business contacts and mentors.
  • Real work experience with real companies.
  • Ready for the workforce.
  • Ready to enter post-secondary education.
That’s the vision at the Career and Technical Education Center, a public-private partnership venture between the Salem-Keizer School District and Mountain West Investments
Opened in September, 2015, this innovative program joins a national trend to infuse career and technical education into American high schools.  Early national assessments are promising.  According to the Association for Career and Technical Education:
  • The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93 percent, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.
  • More than 75 percent of secondary CTE concentrators pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school.

Join us to learn about a local educational path that will benefit our students, businesses and communities.

Christy Perry, Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Schools, will open the presentation and introduce the speakers.

John Honey, Principal, CTEC.  In his 33rd year of education, has been the principal at North Salem, Walker Middle School, McNary and now CTEC.  He is proud of helping lead smaller learning community and professional learning team efforts in 24-J, strengthening our District’s two JROTC programs, spearheading synthetic turf football field projects at North and McNary high schools and helping develop the innovative Career and Technical Education Center.  Recognized as Educator of the Year by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce in 2015, John is a graduate of South Salem High, the University of Oregon and Western Oregon University.
Chuck Lee, Mountain West Technical Institute.  Chuck is a leader in the development of the Career and Technical Education Center.  In 2013, Mountain West engaged him to help create CTEC in public- private partnership with the Salem-Keizer School District.  Lee, a graduate of the University of Washington, served as principal or President of five Catholic schools.  He helped found Blanchet Catholic School in Salem.  In 2009 he received the NCEA National Catholic Secondary Award for outstanding contributions to Catholic Education. Chuck was elected to the Keizer City Council in 2001 and 2005.  He was elected to the Salem School Board in 2007, 2011and 2015.  In 2015 he and his wife Krina, Executive Director of the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation, were presented the Outstanding Service to Education Award by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce.
Dianna Cervantes is a senior at McNary High School.  She is in the CTEC Digital Design program. 
Joe Tinnell is a junior at Sprague High School.   He is in the CTEC Manufacturing program.

For February 17 luncheon reservations, register online or call (503) 370-2808
by noon, Wed.  February 15

Mark Your Calendars!
Save The Dates!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

State of the City Address

Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett

At the Salem Convention Center.
-Check-in opens at 11:15am;
-Buffet line opens at 11:30am;
-Program begins at Noon.
Admission is free. Lunch ($20.00) available by reservation only.  Tickets may be purchased in advance from one of the sponsoring groups or by registering online.  
State of the City is sponsored by Rotary Club of Salem, Salem City Club, and Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.

Next SCC Luncheon:
Friday, March 3, 2017

Ensuring Your News is Factual not BS

Today, we must take responsibility for vetting the news we receive. Trusted news sources are often compromised by politics, ideology, and/or money. We must be our own editors of the stories we receive. With almost unlimited access to news, how do you know what is factual and what is not? This timely and important program will provide insight into how news is created and distributed today and the consequences of broader access to information. We will explore the critical questions we must ask about the news we receive from known and unknown sources. You will take away practical tips and tools for fact checking to ensure you can be a good editor of the stories you receive.

Register in advance here.


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