College & Career Preparation

CTE Consortium

The Career and Technical Education Consortium works together to provide support for regional schools in the implementation and improvement of quality Career & Technical Education programs, as well as the Dual Credit program. This voluntary alliance of the fourteen school districts in Umatilla & Morrow Counties and Blue Mountain Community College has been in place for over 30 years.

The InterMountain ESD provides fiscal management and regional coordination for the Consortium and River Bend Youth Correctional Facility

Career & Technical Education programs help Oregon's students meet graduation requirements and contribute to the Pathways movement that is reforming secondary and community college education across the state and nation. We are past the halfway mark of Perkins IV's legislative lifespan, which is authorized through 2013. We have stayed on target with our annual benchmarks and program of study implementation plan. In fact, our last few program will go through the process this year, which will allow us to address other challenges and plan for the future during the last two fiscal years of Perkins IV and into the next grant cycle.

In addition to supporting the fiscal, quality assurance and reporting requirements of the Perkins grant, the Consortium also provides professional development opportunities for CTE teachers and their colleagues through the 9-14 Pathway Groups, CTE Directors' meetings, and other offerings.


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Career Pathways

InterMountain ESD assists districts in providing opportunities which promote high school student access to credit-bearing postsecondary institutions. These include, but are not limited to:

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

In addition, we coordinate Career and Technology Education (CTE) and High School Diploma Initiatives. A consortium representing IMESD's component school districts and Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) guides much of this work.

Dual Credit/Earning College Credit in High School

Blue Mountain Community College is now facilitating Dual Credit. Please see BMCC's  Early College Credit Website (external link).

Visit the Eastern Promise Website (external link) for more valuable information on earning college credit in high school.


Eric Volger
Director of Instructional Services

Jennifer Pambrun
CTE Regional Coordinator

Jen Thul
CTE/Instructional Services Assistant

Personnel Data:
3.0 FTE

Funding Source:
State & Federal Grants, General Fund, Local Education Entities