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Trade and Industrial Education Division

Meet Alex Gromada



 Alex Gromada
Alex Gromada

Apprenticeship Coordinator
Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
2290 South Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: 618-277-2051, ext: 5094
Fax:  618-277-0759

ACTE Vice President for Trade and Industrial Education Division

Alexander K. Gromada

Occupation: Coordinator, Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program

Employment History:

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

ACTE Involvement: 

ACTE Division: 

Trade and Industrial Division Policy Committee Member (2009-2011)

Trade and Industrial Division Division Awards Committee Chair (2009-2011)

ACTE Region:

ACTE National- Other Activities:


Pathways to Results Industry Advisor (2010-2011)

Platform Statement: 

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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Trade and Industrial Education Division

Trade and industrial education prepares people for careers in a variety of trades, including carpentry, masonry, electrical and construction management; automotive technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; computer-aided drafting and manufacturing; and cosmetology. Division members are instructors of these subjects at the secondary and postsecondary levels, as well as university professors who prepare these teachers.


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