FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2023
Contact: Dominique Frascoia
ACTE Announces Utah District Work-Based Learning Coordinator as National Award Finalist
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 2023 ACTE Region V Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame Award. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) educators at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities.
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 is one of five finalists for the 2024 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on November 29, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, The Army, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.
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.