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  • August 06, 2010 10:38 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Akil Gregory, Student President of the Ohio Chapter of the Future Educators Association presented the following speech at the 2010 All-Ohio CTAE Awards Luncheon, July 29, 2010:

    Before we eat this wonderful meal prepared for us, I would like to tell you why I am here. I am sorry to tell you, but if you thought I was here for the food, you are wrong. I, along with the other students that you see on stage, were called here today because we all are state officers in programs designed to prepare us for a future vocation. We all come from different programs such as DECA, FCCLA, BPA, and others. However I will tell you about my experience in FEA. I have always had a passion for education since I was young.

    Most people truly do not realize how much teachers are needed in the world. In the past, in ancient cultures, teachers were revered as very knowledgeable people. Socrates, Plato, Euclid, and Aristotle were all teachers of this nature. However, teachers now are not considered nearly as knowledgeable in the subjects they teach. Many often face criticism, and their beginning salary is quite low. So, many might ask why I would want such a job! My answer to them would be the effect teachers have on their students. Teachers have so much power by being present in the classroom and giving students the tools to be successful not only in the course, but in life as well.

    Entrepreneurs, entertainers, humanitarians, and politicians alike would not be in the positions that they have earned without the guidance of teachers. This is the drive I have in me: I want to be able to be present in that fundamental stage of their lives and essentially help them to reach their full potential. As I graduate college, I plan to become a college professor in biomedical engineering while performing studies in that area. With all that being said, FEA has prepared me for the field of education by giving me a different perspective in the field. I once believed that although education was important, most teachers only settled for being in that profession because they could not achieve their own goals.

    FEA has helped me to realize how it is not only important to have the curriculum present but to have effective teachers as well. Now I stand before you as the President of an organization that I would have never considered joining six years ago.  FEA has changed my mind set about teaching and has shown me how important teachers truly are. 

  • August 02, 2010 11:15 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Thirteen Ohio high schools were selected as 2010 High Schools That Work (HSTW) by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Ohio leads the pack nationally, with more HSTW awards than any other state this year.


    The Ohio HSTW winners are among 62 high schools nationally being named to one of five SREB award categories, which are based on 2010 HSTW assessment and state performance data. Ohio schools received awards in three of the five categories. Seven Ohio schools won the Pacesetter School designation, five were given Gold Achievement Awards and one school was presented the Gold Improvement Award.


    Congratulations to the following Ohio schools being recognized as HSTW:


    HSTW Pacesetter Schools

    Hicksville High School, Hicksville Exempted Village School District (Defiance County)

       Little Miami High School, Little Miami Local School District (Warren County)

    •  Monroeville High School, Monroeville Local School District (Huron County)

    Norwalk High School, Norwalk City School District (Huron County)

    Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, Great Oaks Institute of Technology (Hamilton County)

    Vermilion High School, Vermilion Local School District (Erie County)

    Warren County Career Center (Warren County)


    HSTW Gold Achievement Award Schools

    Granville High School, Granville Exempted Village School District (Licking County)

    •  Springboro High School, Springboro Community City School District (Warren County)

    •  Sylvania Southview High School, Sylvania City School District (Lucas County)

    •  Talawanda High School, Talawanda City School District (Butler County)

    •  Xenia High School, Xenia Community City School District (Greene County)


    HSTW Gold Improvement Award School

    Greene County Career Center, Greene County


    These successful HSTW are outstanding models for other high schools in both Ohio and throughout the nation.  


    The SREB is a 32-state national network, with more than 1,200 high schools, 125 technology centers and 400 middle-grades schools that participate in initiatives designed to improve teaching, learning and school environments in high school and middle grades.


     For more information about HSTW, please visit

  • July 14, 2010 7:19 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    New superintendents at Ohio Career Centers:

    Richard Schoene - Belmont Harrison JVSD

    Brett Smith - Butler Technology and Career Development Schools

    Dan Schroer - Greene County Career Center

    Dennis Franks - Pickaway-Ross Career Center

    Eric Meredith - Pike County CTC

  • May 27, 2010 3:15 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    University System of Ohio TDN Advisory Committee members announced:


    Diana Gott, Lorain County JVS   

    Laurene Huffman, Washington State Community College 


    Pete Bednar, Lakeland Community College

    Ronald Bruner, C - TEC

    James Kalna, Columbus State Community College

    David Kleinschmidt, Ashland County West Holmes

    Amy Mast, University of Akron Wayne College

    Sonya Pluck, Madison Adult Career Center

    Ex Officio:

    Stacia Edwards, Ohio Board of Regents

    Annette McIver, USO TDN Resource Center

  • May 23, 2010 8:28 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Manpower Inc. surveyed over 35,000 employers across 36 countries and territories during the first quarter of 2010 to determine the impact of talent shortages on today's labor markets and listed the top 10 most difficult jobs to fill. 

    1- Skilled Trades

    2 - Sales Representatives

    3 - Nurses

    4 - Technicians

    5 - Drivers

    6 - Restaurants & Hotel Staff

    7 - Management / Executives

    8 - Engineers

    9 - Doctors

    10 - Customer Service Representatives


  • May 08, 2010 3:45 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Danielle Williams, Miami Valley Career and Technology Center student, is this year's Darrell Parks Scholarship winner.

    Read Danielle's Winning Essay

  • May 08, 2010 3:42 PM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

     Congratulations to the 2010 Ohio ACTE Award Winners!  Read about the winners.

    Ambassador Award  - Kit Tyler - Four County Career Center  

    Image Award - Rick Theders - Great Oaks Career Campuses  

    Teacher of the Year - Larry Higgins - D. Russel Lee Career Technology Center

    Outstanding NEW Career and Technical Education Teacher - Frank Drain - Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

    Outstanding Career and Technical Educator - Alice Karen Hite - Mid-East Career and Technology Centers

    Outstanding Teacher in Community Service  - Crissy Lauterbach - Lakota East High School

    Ohio ACTE Outstanding Board Member Award - Gail Requardt - Mid-East Career and Technology Centers


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