|CTAT/ACTE recognizes three Area 3 award winners|
Posted Date: 08/10/2017
The Career & Technical Association of Texas (CTAT) / Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) Awards were announced during the Summer Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Area 3, which encompasses Education Service Centers 7 and 8, received three awards that were presented to Paris recipients.
Turner Industries received the CTAT/ACTE Business of the Year Image Award. Accepting for Turner Industries were Michelle Hardy, Business Support & Marketing from Turner's corporate office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Charles Gilbert, QA/QC Manager of Paris Pipe Fabrication Division. Turner Industries is recognized as an entity that has contributed to the success and promotion of career and technical education (CTE), thereby positively impacting the image of CTE. Turner's welding school sends their top trainer into area schools to provide onsite welding instruction for manufacturing classes. Turner funds the training and sends instructor, David Vanderburg, to teach the type of welding that supports their industry and our community. Many students get hired right out of high school. The program is a great cost savings to students and provides the right skill for the right job.
Paris ISD’s Automotive Program received the CTE Showcase of Excellence Award. Accepting for Paris ISD was instructor Michael Rhodes. This award is for any program that represents best practices and excellence in CTE through community partnerships, sustained excellence, innovation, transferability, cost effectiveness, and student impact. Paris ISD's Automotive Career Pathway exemplifies excellence in the implementation of the transportation and distribution career cluster and has a meaningful impact on student achievement and success. According to ACTE, award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ACTE: they embody the core values of serving their students and being committed to CTE.
Dr. Angela Chadwick, Paris ISD Director of Career & Technical Education and Secondary Education, received the CTAT Area 3 Administrator of the Year Award. This award recognizes excellence and dedication within the field of career and technical education. Recipients are exceptional individuals who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community.
Photographed from left are Charles Gilbert, Dr. Angela Chadwick, Michelle Hardy, and Michael Rhodes.