The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) concluded its annual National Policy Seminar event Wednesday, bringing the premiere three-day policy and advocacy event for the career and technical education (CTE) community to an end.
The Association for Career and Technical Education announced today that it has selected eight members to participate in the ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program, which provides educators with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and involvement in professional organizations. The program identifies, trains and motivates a cadre of leaders who will continue to advance efforts that support an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce.
Three career and
technical education professionals, chosen from a nationwide pool of
applicants, have been selected to participate in the 2013 Association for
Career and Technical Education’s Educators-in-Residence program. This
year’s participants come from Utah, Kentucky and Virginia and are addressing
such topics such literacy and the integration of Common Core standards with CTE
curriculum, a CTE literature review for practitioners and workforce
development through CTE.
The Association for Career and Technical Education announced today the
election results for new members of the organization's Board of
Directors, who will take office on July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015. The
new Board members were elected by members of the Association during its
annual election from Dec. 6, 2013-Jan. 4, 2014.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Board of Directors announce the 2014 Business Leader of the Year Award winner, Gordon Davis. Davis is the founder and chairman of CEV Multimedia Ltd., the nation's leading producer of career and technical education materials. The Business Leader of the Year award honors the leaders of businesses and organizations that have excelled in contributing to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of career and technical education.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Board of Directors announce the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Gary Wixom, former assistant commissioner for the Utah System of Higher Learning. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to distinguished ACTE members who have been identified with the work and purposes of the association and whose contributions have made a significant impact on the field of CTE at state, regional, and national levels.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Board of
Directors announce the 2014 Award of Merit winner, Joerg Klisch, Vice
President of North American Operations for Tognum America. The Award of
Merit honors individuals or organizations, outside of the field of
career and technical education (CTE), who have made significant
contributions to the improvement and progress of career and technical
ACTE ANNOUNCES CARL PERKINS OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
Award Winner for 2014 is Sandra Hemmert, Granite School District, Utah
ALEXANDRIA, VA-The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Board of Directors announce the 2014 Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award winner, Sandra Hemmert, career and technical education (CTE) coordinator for Granite School District in Utah. The Carl Perkins Outstanding Service Award honors individuals who have made outstanding meritorious contributions of state or national significance to the improvement, promotion, development, and progress of career and technical education.
As a CTE coordinator for Granite School District, Sandra Hemmert's work has brought Utah's CTE programs into the spotlight. She has helped secure several multi-million-dollar grants for the growth of CTE, firmly placing Granite District's CTE programs in the state's talent development pipeline. During her 34 years in the education field, Hemmert has played an important role in developing modern and effective CTE programs that meet students' needs.
Hemmert has reinvented career and technical education programs focusing on high-demand, high-tech industries (e.g. biomanufacturing, biotechnology, aeronautics) and usage of hands-on experiential learning. She helped pioneer the BioInnovation Gateway (BiG), in which biomanufacturing students work with industry partners to solve real-world problems by developing new products. BiG has received state and national recognition and has been studied as a model by individuals from as far away as China.
Hemmert also spearheaded several CTE programs that serve disabled young adults and dropouts. Participants in these programs are guided through the transition to the workforce with hands-on vocational training, mobility training, social networks and one-on-one training on finding and retaining jobs.
To protect quality in CTE and bring new CTE teachers into the field from industry, Hemmert developed an Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) training program, which has been recognized as exemplary by the Utah State Board of Education. She also worked closely to implement Granite's Technical Institute, which focuses on industry and certification skills that support further training and employment, and has grown its enrollment from 800 to 3,000 students in the past seven years. She recently had a significant role in Utah's STEM initiative and has participated in focus groups that support statewide legislation.
This year, ACTE will award five Nominated Awards in the categories of Image, Lifetime Achievement, Merit, Carl Perkins Outstanding Service, and Business Leader. The Award winners will be celebrated alongside the national Member Awards finalists at the annual Awards Banquet-honoring institutions and individuals for their extraordinary contributions to the field -at CareerTech VISION 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 4, 2013, 7-9 p.m. CareerTech VISION is ACTE's signature event, with over 2000 attendees, career and technical education (CTE) professionals from across the country, and over 200 workshops and sessions dedicated to improving the knowledge and capacity of CTE leaders.
For more information on the Awards Banquet and ACTE Excellence Awards Program, visit https://www.acteonline.org/awards.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation's largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.