Educational Professionals
September 14, 2023

Meet Our CTE Manager!

Hello! My name is Alison and I am the new CTE Manager at Resource Training & Solutions. Prior to joining this team, I was a CTE Career Development School Counselor in rural North Dakota for the past 10 years. During my time in North Dakota, I was able to lead the state Association for Career and Technical Education and support educators in their efforts to provide high-quality programming to students. I’m passionate about giving students opportunities to build their skills and support their communities. I look forward to connecting with you this year!

Current Offerings:

CTE Mini-Grants

We are now offering grants up to $5000 to provide opportunities to schools, businesses, and/or higher education to collaborate on hands-on CTE exploration, exposure, and experiences for students in grades 7 -12.

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Career Pathway District Alignment

This initiative will utilize data and standards to help districts create a clear vision for career planning. Career pathway development in grades 5-12 allows districts to provide transparency, data-driven decision making, and students who are prepared to embrace their career path. Join us in creating a brighter tomorrow where each student’s potential is nurtured and their aspirations are realized.

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Teacher Externship Program

Bringing career-based classroom curricula to life, while building a bridge between skill-based and knowledge-based education. Through this unique professional development opportunity, middle and high school teachers from the Resource Training & Solutions region will be selected to work side-by-side with an industry peer during a 3 to 5 day paid summer externship at a participating central Minnesota business.

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For More Information

Contact Alison Orgaard, CTE Manager at

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