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Guidance and Career Development Division

Meet Jan Bell


ACTE Guidance and Career Development Division Vice President
Career Adviser/Middle School Specialist
3420 S. Memorial
Tulsa, OK 74145
Phone: 918-828-5271
Fax: 918-828-5259
Email: jan.bell@tulsatech.edu


Region: IV

Division: Guidance and Career Development

Occupation: Career Adviser/Middle School Specialist, Tulsa Technology Center

Employment History: Career Adviser/Middle School Specialist, Tulsa Tech (2008-present), Marketing Associate, Wellness International Network (2005-2007), Coordinator, 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant/Afterschool Program & Co-Director of Boys & Girls Club of Sequoyah County, LEAP Unit, Gore Public Schools (2001-2005), Director, School-to-Work Empowerment Grant, Region V, State of Idaho ( 2000- 2001), Personnel Director/ Intake Specialist, NTB Enterprises, Inc. (1999-2000), State School-to-Careers Specialist, State of Wyoming (1998-1999), Tech Prep Specialist, Indian Capital Technology Center (1996-1998)

Education: Northeastern State University, Graduate Program, Masters-School Administration 1998 – 2004, University of Wyoming (BS)

ACTE Division Involvement: Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)  (2008-present), American Vocational Association (AVA) (1997-1999), Co-Chair of National Portfolio Development Task Force, SECME (Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.); ACTE Region Involvement: Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Tech Centers That Work (TCTW)  (2013), Author, "Sustainability and a STAR Performance of Empowerment", a How-to-Model, Soda Springs, Idaho (2001), Co-Coordinator, Idaho Region V School-to-Work Workforce Conference, Pocatello, Idaho (2001), State Training Facilitator, Character Education Initiative Counsel (2001); ACTE National Involvement: National Careers Pathway Conference (NCPN),“Middle Schools: Too Early for Career Planning?” (2013), National Council of Local Administrators of Career and Technical Education (NCLA), Best Practices Conference, “Career Advisement: The KEY to Success in CTE” (2011), NCPN, “Career Advisement: A HOT Topic in CTE” (2011), NCPN, Best Practices Conference, “Middle School: A HOT New Focus in TECH ED” (2009), States Career Clusters Conference, “Focus on Career Advisement” (2009), Connections 2003 National Conference, "Classroom Action and Communication"- Guest Presenter (2003), Regional AVA Conference, "Employer Redeemable Vouchers" (1999), Region IV AVA Conference, "Tech Fest" (1998); State and Local Involvement:  CareerTech Administrative Council (CTAC)  (2010-present),  OkACTE Guidance Division- Executive Committee- VP (2 Terms) (2008-2010), Oklahoma State Department of Education, 21st CCLC, Advisory Committee (2002-2005), State Director Job Shadowing Day, State of Wyoming (1999), Co-Chair Wyoming State STC Marketing RFP (1999), OkACTE Career Guidance Award Recipient (2013), OkACTE, Student Services Endorsement Program (2012-2013), OkACTE Guidance Division, SPA Day, “TRUE COLORS” Trainer (2013), State SKILLS USA Judge (2013), OkACTE Summer Conference, Membership Committee (2011-2013), Oklahoma State Department of Education, Elementary Education, recertification (2011), OkACTE Summer Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, “Middle School Partners: Making That Connection”- Presenter (2010)

Platform Statement: The Guidance and Career Development Division is the “heart” of ACTE. Often we are the first “face of tech” our students see—their starting point and navigator toward life-changing training and education. Too many of today’s students still do not have adequate preparation to successfully navigate the changing workplace due to a lack of career knowledge and awareness. They drift through high school without knowledge and information of career opportunities and skills they need to succeed, hence discouragement and dropping out. We must do better. CTE’s system is the solution to closing the skills gap for our students! I would be proud to represent this frontline group of men and women whose role is vital in preparing our students for success in a global economy. As vice president, I will focus on three initiatives: (1) expand the visual and vocal opportunities to promote the CTE solution to the public; (2) help advance a more intense focus on middle school as the timeframe for developing career pathways and plans of study; (3) strengthen efforts to recruit and retain multigenerational, ethnically diverse and geographically dispersed members.


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Meet Jan Bell

During the past 12 years, I have learned the critical role that a strong local, district and state guidance and career development program plays in Perkins IV.

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