Meet Jeff Johnson
Trade and Industrial Education Division Vice President
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
12777 N. Rockwell
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
Occupation: Automotive Instructor, Francis Tuttle Technology Center.
Employment History: Automotive Instructor, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Rockwell Campus (2004-present); Automotive Technician, Reynolds Ford (2001-2004); Automotive Technician, Diffee Ford L&M (2000-2001); Automotive Technician and Shop Foreman, Fred Jones Ford (1982-2000).
Education: Bachelor's degree in adult education, University of Central Oklahoma (summa cum laude); Associate's degree in Automotive Service Technology, Spokane (Washington) Community College.
ACTE Involvement: Division: Active member of the T&I Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (2004-present); T&I Representative Oklahoma ACTE CareerTech Administrative Council (2007); Oklahoma T&I Division V.P. (2008); Oklahoma T&I Division President Elect (2009); attended the National ACTE Conference 2008 and the National Policy Seminar (2009); Oklahoma T&I Division Bylaws and other miscellaneous duties assigned by the president.
Other National, State and Local Involvement: Vice Chairman Oklahoma ACTE Career Tech Administrative Council (2007) and Chairman (2008); N.W. District SkillsUSA Student Advisor (2007-present).
Platform Statement: Proudly wearing the official red VICA blazer, I swore the pledge as an officer of VICA at a community college in Spokane Washington in 1980. Today, that pledge is even more relevant to my professional beliefs and goals as I continue supporting the ideals of SkillsUSA. T&I and SkillsUSA have provided me with the skills and confidence to rise above the acceptable norm. These ideals took me to the top of my profession to become a FORD Senior Master Technician, to become part of a management team, and to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree. The opportunity to hone my leadership skills by serving on the Mustang (Oklahoma) school board, the Oklahoma State School Board Association, the Oklahoma T&I Division and Oklahoma ACTE were a direct result of the ideals I learned from SkillsUSA.
I believe strongly in promoting T&I and in developing the skilled work force and future leaders of tomorrow. By seeking the ACTE Trade and Industrial Vice President-elect position I will strive to better connect industry and education through enhanced academics within the T&I Division, accomplishing it through improved delivery methods to all instructors by electronic and traditional means.