Meet Alex Gromada
|Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
|2290 South Illinois St.
|Belleville, IL 62220
|Phone: 618-277-2051, ext: 5094
ACTE Vice President for Trade and Industrial Education Division
Alexander K. Gromada
Occupation: Coordinator, Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
Coordinator, Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (2008-present)
Department Chair/Instructor, Ranken Technical College (2000-2008)
Journeyman Carpenter, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (1990-present)
Saint Louis University, MIB
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, BS
Trade and Industrial Division Policy Committee Member (2009-2011)
Trade and Industrial Division Division Awards Committee Chair (2009-2011)
ACTE National- Other Activities:
Pathways to Results Industry Advisor (2010-2011)
I believe that CTE is the vital component to our nation's education system, allowing students to utilize practical application to reinforce their academic instruction. The experience gained through application brings meaning and purpose for our students, and provides the key to unlock the potential of their academic and theoretical concepts to become the creative solutions that drive innovation tomorrow.
As President of the T&I Division, I want to help energize our new and existing members to promote the value of vocations within our culture, excite our student's interests in these vocations, and provide the relevance and rigor that will allow them to flourish in their profession. We must chart road maps that allow students to combine their interests and talents with meaningful career pathways, opening the door to innovation and opportunity that will provide a sustainable living wage and provide growth to our communities, society, and our nation.
To obtain this goal, we must engage with our academic, business, industry, community, and political partners at all levels, to understand the value that vocational education and careers add to a society both economically and culturally. All partners must be evolved in developing training that is relevant to the needs of the workplace today and in the future.
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