Magazine article Techniques

Region I Report

Magazine article Techniques

Region I Report

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Region I is comprised of 14 state associations and the District of Columbia. Our states are diverse in size, yet we share a common bond of dedication to career and technical education and to ACTE. Over the course of the last year, through many tribulations, a small group of Region I educators has met and kept the fire burning.

This past year, Region I met in Cincinnati at Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development. The meeting was held in conjunction with the National Council of Local Administrators (NCLA) Conference. There was a large contingent of people from Ohio, especially from Great Oaks.

The program was excellent, and the highlight was the tour of Great Oaks. Not to underestimate the quality of the staff, which is outstanding, but one of the most important resources at Great Oaks is its physical plant. The school has a depth of programs rarely seen at a secondary school or even at the postgraduate level.

Region I held a policy and business meeting during the NCLA Conference, and while attendance was light, the region was able to raise $441 through a silent auction. In December, the Region I Policy Committee voted to contribute these funds to ACTE to help offset its financial crisis.

Awards

Region I presented the Jim Hannemann Memorial Award to Al Gasior of Vermont, and the Scott Westbrook III Humanitarian Award went to Allen Vaughan of Massachusetts. Region I awards given to programs and business partners included:

* Innovative Program of the Year--Civil Tech Program, Boone Career Center, West Virginia, Advisory Committee member Larry Woodie and George Miller

* Business Education Partnership--Eastern Associated Programs, West Virginia, and Titlest & Footjoy Worldwide, Massachusetts

* Region I Legislator of the Year--Shelly Moore Capito, West Virginia, and Michael W. …

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