FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2019
Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
ACTE Announces Michigan Counselor as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Camille Greening, Career and Technical Education Counselor in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, as the recipient of the 2019 ACTE Region I Career Guidance Award. This award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to connecting students with opportunities for success, shown innovation in career exploration and development, and have advocated for career and technical education (CTE) as a viable option for all students.
As a first generation college graduate, Camille Greening knew she wanted to help young people navigate through the world of work and college. After earning her master’s degree in Professional and School Counseling she spent five years advising at Mid Michigan College. During this time she worked with many students who were undecided about their career goals and unsure why they were attending college. This lead Greening to pursue her current role with Mount Pleasant Public Schools and Gratiot-Isabella Technical Education Center, where she assists high school students in creating career and life goals before graduating high school.
Throughout the last ten years, seeing students find their passion in CTE and hearing their success stories has continued to fuel Greening to work even harder to promote CTE to all students. When not working directly with current students, one of the opportunities she looks forward to most is presenting to local high schools and speaking with potential students about the endless possibilities CTE has to offer.
Greening has also made it a priority to connect with high school educators across the Gratiot-Isabella CTE Consortium. She has offered numerous training sessions on Xello, continues to host meetings with relevant CTE and high school crossover topics, and is always finding new ways to coordinate the success of students who share their time with Gratiot-Isabella Technical Education Center.
Greening is one of five finalists for the 2020 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, December 4, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 in Anaheim, CA. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, CareerSafe, 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.