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Maryland State Department of Education Honors Excellence in Career and Technology Education

Top Secondary and Postsecondary Programs Recognized

 

BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) honors outstanding performance in secondary and postsecondary Career and Technology Education (CTE) with the 2019 Awards of Excellence.

Maryland’s CTE Awards of Excellence program- sponsored by MSDE’s Division of Career and College Readiness- recognizes business partners, teachers and others creating opportunities for students to prepare for careers and further education. The honorees are sponsoring internships, mentoring students as they complete real-world projects, and creating Maryland’s high-skilled future workforce.  As a result of their leadership and contribution to CTE programs, Maryland students are better prepared for careers in computer science, hospitality management, cyber security, construction, manufacturing, health and biomedical sciences, and many other career fields.

This year’s award winners represent outstanding contributions to CTE programs from across the state and include:

 

OUTSTANDING Business partnerships – SECONDARY

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools

 

OUTSTANDING Business partnerships – POSTSECONDARY

American Landscape Institute

Partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)

 

OUTSTANDING CTE PROGRAM – SECONDARY

Carpentry Program, Carroll County Career and Technology Center

Carroll County Public Schools

 

OUTSTANDING CTE PROGRAM – POSTSECONDARY

Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Institute Program

Frederick Community College

 

OUTSTANDING CHANGE AGENT – SECONDARY

Douglas Handy, Director, Career and Technology Education

Baltimore County Public Schools

Kenyetta Kendrick

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Teacher

Northwestern High School, Prince George’s County Public Schools

 

OUTSTANDING CHANGE AGENT – POSTSECONDARY

Kathy Francis, Executive Director

Frederick Community College

 

OUTSTANDING CTSO PROGRAM

FBLA Chapter

Largo High School, Prince George’s County Public Schools

 

distinguished service – SECONDARY

Deborah Kremer, Coordinator of Career and Technology Education

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

 

distinguished service – POSTSECONDARY

Molly Mee, Ed.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Secondary and Middle School Education

Towson University

 

OUTSTANDING CTE Marketing Campaign – SECONDARY

Washington County Public Schools

 

innovationS in cte award

Christopher MacLarion, Director of Apprenticeship and Training

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

 

INNOVATIONS IN CTE AWARD

Christine Ross, President and CEO

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

 

For more information about CTE programs throughout Maryland, please visit www.mdcteprograms.org.

 


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