KSHN began a significant new initiative in 2017, the OSHA 10-Hour Training for Career and Technical Education, or OSHA 10-4 CTE.
What is it?
OSHA 10-4 CTE is a collaborative initiative between KSHN, the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE), and Eastern Kentucky University’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center (EKU-OTIEC). OSHA 10-4 CTE provides “OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer” status to Kentucky secondary education instructors. The instructors then provide OSHA 10-Hour training at secondary schools across the state for career and technical education students in manufacturing and construction pathways.
- Acquire an awareness of common safety and health hazards;
- Acquire the knowledge to identify, prevent, reduce, avoid, and abate job-related hazards;
- Enter the workforce with essential safety and health knowledge that will keep them, and co-workers, safer on the job; and
- Obtain an important credential before employment that is often required by employers.
A win-win for everyone, students, future employers, and society!
In 2017-18 school year, the first year of the initiative, twelve (12) teachers received General Industry Outreach authorization and eighteen (18) teachers received Construction Industry Outreach authorization.
For 2018-19 school year, sixteen (16) more teachers received General Industry Outreach authorization and fifteen (15) more teachers received Construction Industry Outreach authorization.
- 303 high school students completed General Industry 10-Hour or 30-Hour training; and
- 394 high school students completed Construction 10-Hour or 30-Hour training.
That's 697 high school student trained and it continues to grow as you read this! The number of high school students completing the OSHA 10-Hour or OSHA 30-Hour training will continue to grow almost exponential as the current authorized outreach trainers present the training and new trainers come online.
The map below represents the impact of the OSHA 10-4 CTE initiative in just two (2) years!
How to Help
This initiative is a very significant undertaking that has a substantial cost. The first and second year training cost over $140,000. OCTE, KSHN, and EKU-OTIEC are committed to providing as much assistance as possible but we need your help. Your support is an opportunity to invest in tomorrow’s workforce today and make a difference in the well-being of a Kentucky high school student who will soon be entering the workforce! You can contribute a general sponsorship or sponsor a particular school or instructor. You can send your contribution by mail to:
ATTN OSHA 10-4 CTE
P.O. Box 4087
Frankfort, KY 40602-4087.
You can also make a contribution during the conference registration process!
ALL funds donated for the OSHA 10-4 CTE initiative are used for that purpose and that purpose only. Please indicate if your charitable donation is for a particular school or instructor.
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