ACTE Announces Utah District Work-Based Learning Coordinator as 2024 National Award Winner

December 1, 2023
Contact: Dominique Frascoia


ACTE Announces Utah District Work-Based Learning Coordinator as 2024 National Award Winner

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Jan Jardine, District WBL Coordinator & Provo CAPS Director at Provo City School District in Provo, Utah, as the recipient of the 2024 National ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes CTE professionals for their leadership on behalf of ACTE, their innovations in CTE and their contributions to the field over an extended period of time. ACTE also inducted all five Lifetime Achievement national finalists into the ACTE Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors the leadership of CTE professionals who have made enduring contributions to CTE throughout their career. 

Jan Jardine has been a CTE teacher for 22 years. She started as a Business, Marketing, and Computer teacher for 13 years before transitioning to Work-Based Learning (WBL). WBL has opened her eyes to so many possibilities for students and Jan loves to find new business partners to help students connect learning to the real world. Jan currently serves as the ACTE Work-Based Learning Division Vice President and loves the many people she is able to meet through this organization. One thing Jan always tells her fellow education professionals is to share your story! Educators are doing amazing things and, oftentimes, no one else knows about it. Jan believes that the more we share about the experiences happening in our classrooms, the more support we will have from community and business partners. 

When Jan is not at work, she is with her family: a wonderfully supportive husband, eight amazing children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law and a sweet grandson. Jan loves spending time with her family hiking, camping, playing games and just sitting together and talking. Jan also loves running, cooking, reading and crocheting. 

Jardine was one of five finalists for the 2024 national title. The national winner was announced at the Awards Gala, recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event took place on November 29, at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2023. The Awards Gala was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox, The U.S. Army, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage. 


About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.