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New "Promise" video debuts on Baker Techinical Institute

A new video highlighting the Baker Technical Institute debuted today on "The Promise of Oregon" website at

The Baker School District opened the institute in August 2014. It includes career pathways in construction, industrial and engineering systems, health services and agriculture. In addition to its offerings in career and technical education (CTE), the institute emphasizes science and math skills.

The institute was founded on the dual premise of preparing students for the workforce and creating economic development in a small community.

The video can also be seen on YouTube at

The Baker video is the third of four planned videos for 2016 showcasing cutting-edge programs -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), CTE, the arts and more. The videos encourage schools and the public to "dream bigger" about what is possible in Oregon's schools.

The "Promise" campaign, which is being run by the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA), aims to create a groundswell of public support for K-14 education, in hopes of meeting Oregon's 40-40-20 goals and lifting student achievement and graduation rates.

OSBA is a member services organization for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards.