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

February 1
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Date: Feb 1
Calendar: 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
Date: Feb 5
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber, 1515 Arboretum Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA
Calendar: 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.
February 13
Teachers IN Industry
8:00 AM
Multiple locations - see link in description for details
Teachers IN Industry
Date: Feb 13
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Multiple locations - see link in description for details
Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar
Educators, spend a day observing and learning from local employers, exploring industry trends and ways to connect their classroom content to the work world and best business practices. Businesses may host from one to 30 educators at a time for 60-90 minutes. Tours will consist of meeting with 2-4 different employers spanning a variety of business focuses. Generally, visits will be diversified to ensure a range of industries are covered, although some events may be themed to focus on a specific field/industry.

Cost for these events is $10, which covers lunch and transportation to/from businesses. SCECHs may also be available. Unable to go because your school can't cover for a sub? Substitute reimbursement is available on an as needed basis, up to $100. Follow the link below to complete a request form, submit it prior to the event, and we will review it based on need and available funds.

Register at the Kent ISD PD Hub

For more information, contact Eric Kelliher at erickelliher@kentisd.org This event has a video call. Join: https://meet.google.com/mpd-dxti-vcq +1 518-655-1847 PIN: 878048230#
February 19
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy
6:00 PM
Mary Free Bed Professional Building, 350 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Rehabilitation & Therapy
Date: Feb 19
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Mary Free Bed Professional Building, 350 Lafayette Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Calendar: 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 location of this event.  It will be at the Mary Free Bed Professional Building, not 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 26
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Mental Health Services
6:00 PM
Postma Center At Pine Rest, 300 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Mental Health Services
Date: Feb 26
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Postma Center At Pine Rest, 300 68th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548, USA
Calendar: 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