CTE/Perkins Virtual Round Table Discussion

September 4, 2020 WCC Marketing

Career & Technical Education LogoWashtenaw Community College invites you to attend the CTE/Perkins Virtual Round Table Discussion. Learn about local and national best practices and resources to support students who are interested in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Reasons to Attend

  • Establish important connections for collaboration and support of prospective and current CTE students.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of needs of special student populations and resources to support their success in CTE.
  • Help students understand the value of CTE programs and aid in their enrollment, retention, and completion.
  • Understand changes in the Perkins V grant.

High School Counselors

Attend this event and earn 2.5 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) for professional development.

WCC Faculty and Staff

Register for Kalpa training

CTE/Perkins Virtual Round Table Discussion


Thursday, September 24, 2020


9:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.


Please register for this virtual event via Zoom



Speakers and Schedule

Anthony Webster
 Anthony Webster, Moderator

WCC CTE Student Success Specialist & President Elect, Michigan Occupational Special Populations Association (MOSPA)

Welcome/Opening | 9:30 a.m.

Eva Samulski
Eva Samulski, Dean

Business  and ComputerTechnologies Division & WCC Perkins Dean

Workforce Development Trends and
Skilled Trades Career Readiness |
9:35 a.m.

Brandon Tucker  Jose Reyes
Brandon Tucker, Associate Vice President of Workforce and Community Development

and Jose Reyes, Director of Workforce & Community Development

CTE Updates from the State Level | 10:05 a.m.

Brian Pyles
Dr. Brian Pyles, Director

Office of Career and Technical Education, Michigan Department of Education

Perkins 101 | 10:15 a.m.

Sheree Price  Tracey Taylor
Sheree Price
and Dr. Tracey Taylor, Higher Education Consultants
Workforce Development, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Break | 11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Why Join MOSPA? | 11:25 a.m.

Holly Mckee
Holly Mckee, Director of Support Services

Kellogg Community College
Immediate Past President
Michigan Occupational Special Populations Association

Why Attend? | 11:30 a.m.

Ken Flowers
Dr. Ken Flowers, Dean

Career and Workforce Education
Lake Michigan College
Michigan Occupational Deans Administrative Council (MODAC)

Group Goals and Vision |11:35 a.m.

 Eva Samulski  Jimmie Baber  Valerie Greaves
Eva Samulski, Dean, Business and Computer Technologies Division

Dr. Jimmie Baber, Dean, Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers Division
Dr. Valerie Greaves, Dean, Health Sciences Division
Washtenaw Community College

CTE Success Coaching/Success Team Model | 11:45 a.m.

Grace Fama
Grace Fama, Success Coach Manager

Washtenaw Community College

Using Perkins Funding Beyond the Classroom | 11:55 a.m.

Cheryl Finley
Cheryl Finley, Case Manager

Washtenaw Community College

Breakout Sessions | 12 p.m.

Please pre-register for the following breakout sessions


Breakout #1 Breakout #2 Breakout #3 Breakout #4

Health and Wellness

K-12 Partnerships and Recruitment

How Apprenticeships Work  

WCC Divisional Academic Advisors Round-Table 

12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m .

12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. 

12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. 

12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. 

Kari Mapes, Licensed Professional Counselor, Washtenaw Community College

Julie Hane

Kimberly Dosey

Annie Rehman

WCC Recruitment and Outreach Specialists

Bradley Hooser, Apprenticeship Coordinator

Jose Reyes, Director of Workforce & Community Development 

Washtenaw Community College

Niki Lee, ATP Division Advisor

Sandro Tuccinardi, BCT Division Advisor

Karolyn Lehn, Health Sciences Division Advisor

Washtenaw Community College

Discover techniques and best practices to keep you and your students mentally healthy during these unprecedented times. 

Engage with WCC recruitment staff around innovative strategies they are implementing as they continue to build partnerships and recruit students to occupational programs.

Learn how apprenticeships work, how they benefit CTE students, and new apprenticeship initiatives at WCC.

Learn about programs and how WCC’s CTE advisors  support student success, retention and completion.


Closing Remarks | 12:35 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Anthony Webster, Moderator