Indiana Workforce Agencies Honor CTE Students And Teachers

Feb 18, 2020

Reagan Rowland, a student at Warsaw Community High School, accepts an award at the Career and Technical Education Awards for Excellence ceremony.
Credit Justin Hicks/IPB News

Indiana workforce agencies recognized career education programs, students, and business partnerships across the state Tuesday at the 2020 Career and Technical Education Awards for Excellence ceremony in Indianapolis. 

The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet and the Office of Career Connections and Talent hosted the awards ceremony. Students from high schools and colleges were nominated by teachers for recognition. 

Jodie Gawthrop, an aviation mechanics student from Vincennes University, was one of the post-secondary students to earn an award. She says her CTE program gave her a chance to learn in a supportive environment. 

“There are a lot of high-demand career fields out there nowadays,” she says. “I’m grateful to grow up in a generation where we’re encouraged to take the road less traveled and pursue these certifications.”

Some education programs were also recognized for partnering with local businesses to provide direct pathways into jobs.

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