Technical Review, Assistance & Compliance (TRAC)

The Career and Technical Education State-Approved CIP Program Self-Review process used by the OCTE requires administrators and instructors of all secondary state-approved CTE programs (both wage earning and Family and Consumer Science) to conduct a self-review of their programs based on key criteria. Based on this self-review, improvement needs for the program are identified and a plan of action is to be developed and implemented. Thank you for your dedication to excellence.

The CIP Self-Review: 
• Is designed as a growth experience for teachers and administrators 
• Helps ensure program quality 
• Identifies promising practices and areas of concern 
• Must be reviewed and signed by administrator 

The TRAC system:
• Provides on-site review of grant recipients/CTE programs
• Assesses compliance with state and federal laws that govern funding
• Is conducted by the Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE)
• Provides technical assistance for continuous improvement of state-approved CTE programs

Kent ISD district programs that will be part of the on-site review in February 2013 have been notified and are working to gather the information requested by the State.

Program data that has been compiled into a TRAC notebook must now be uploaded into Navigator so it can be easily accessed by administrators, instructors and State personnel.  Please use the links on the left side of this page to assist you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

TRAC Resources

Navigator Login
Navigator & TRAC How-to
CIP Self-Review document (rev. 2015) 
Administrative Guide for CTE in Michigan
Annual Notice of CTE Opportunities
Articulation - Statewide Secondary Agreements  
CIP Program Endorsements for CTE Instruction - NEW!   
Core Performance Indicators (CPIs) - Explanation
Core Performance Indicators (CPIs) - How to Generate Reports in CETIS 
CPI Reports in CTEIS (link)  
CTE Funding/Added Cost Resources
CTE Teacher Endorsement Codes/Courses to Teach
CTEIS - data links from MDE
Guidelines for Awarding Credit in CTE
OCTE FAQ reference manual
Programs of Study - Grand Rapids Community College  
Promoting CTE    
Pupil Accounting Manual
Segment Mapping Form (Instructional Design 1 Yr Semesters)  
Segment Mapping Form (Instructional Design 2 Yr Semesters)   
Segment Mapping Form (Instructional Design Multiyear Semesters)    
Segment Mapping Form (Instructional Design 1 Yr Trimesters)   
Segment Mapping Form (Instructional Design 2 Yr Trimesters)   
Segment Mapping Form (Instructional Design Multiyear Trimesters)   
Teacher Certification Verification
TRAC Document Checklist   
TRAC (old) Notebook tabs
TRAC FCS update Process flowchart  
TRAC Pgm update Process flowchart
When is this CTE Report Due?  
Work-Based Learning Guide  

Upcoming Events

December 4
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Architecture & Engineering
6:00 PM
Progressive AE, 1811 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Architecture & Engineering
Dec 4
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Progressive AE, 1811 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA
Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event.

The Talk & Tour Series is an evening career exploration program designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors. Through an informal "talk show style" format, a panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market.

This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important action step in figuring out your own career direction. A tour of the host site will provided, with a special focus on seeing the latest technology and innovation happening in the workplace.

Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event.
Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event.

Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted.
Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options. This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/yvo-fsft-bch +1 513-783-1546 PIN: 226241998#
December 11
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Interior Design & Sales
6:00 PM
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Interior Design & Sales
Dec 11
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event.

The Talk & Tour Series is an evening career exploration program designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors. Through an informal "talk show style" format, a panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market.

This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important action step in figuring out your own career direction. A tour of the host site will provided, with a special focus on seeing the latest technology and innovation happening in the workplace.

Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event.
Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event.

Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted.
Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.
December 18
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy
3:30 PM
Mary Free Bed Professional Building, 350 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy
Dec 18
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Mary Free Bed Professional Building, 350 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event.

The Talk & Tour Series is an evening career exploration program designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors. Through an informal "talk show style" format, a panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market.

This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important action step in figuring out your own career direction. A tour of the host site will provided, with a special focus on seeing the latest technology and innovation happening in the workplace.


Please note the time & address for this location.  This event will be held in the Meijer Conference Center at Mary Free Bed's Professional Building.  This will NOT be in the main rehabilitation hospital.


Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event.
Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event.

Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted.
Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.
February 1
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Feb 1
Career Readiness Event Calendar
Have you started to look around your classroom and wonder, "What's Next?" or dream about the job you will do after high school? Are you interested in pulling back the curtain of the world of work and spending the day with a mentor? ​If you answered "yes" - #GSD19 is for you!

When: February 1, 2019
Time:  9AM - 2PM
Where: You get to choose the role that is right for you - there are almost 300 roles to shadow for the day!

Click here for Registration and Details .
February 5
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Engineering & Construction
6:00 PM
Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber, 1515 Arboretum Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Engineering & Construction
Feb 5
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber, 1515 Arboretum Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA
Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event.

The Talk & Tour Series is an evening career exploration program designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors. Through an informal "talk show style" format, a panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market.

This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important action step in figuring out your own career direction. A tour of the host site will provided, with a special focus on seeing the latest technology and innovation happening in the workplace.

Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event.
Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event.

Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted.
Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.
For More Information, Please Contact:

Jarrad Grandy
Director of Career Readiness
jarradgrandy@kentisd.org
616-365-2385

Cheryl Williams
Administrative Assistant
cherylwilliams@kentisd.org
616-365-2295