Traverse City News and Events

Career-Tech Center Wins National Excellence Award

April 10, 2018

The Teacher Academy at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD) Career-Tech Center was recently honored as the best education program in the country by Advance CTE, a nationwide Career and Technical Education nonprofit.
 
Every year, Advance CTE gives out Excellence in Action awards in a range of categories, or “Career Clusters.” The organization chooses one Career and Technical Education program to recognize in each Career Cluster. Each selected program is honored for providing “meaningful work-based learning opportunities,” for showing “a true progression from secondary to postsecondary education,” and for having “a substantial and evidence-based impact on student achievement and success.” Award categories include Career Clusters like information Technology, Manufacturing, and Government & Public Administration.
 
This year, the Career-Tech Center’s Teacher Academy won the Excellence in Action award in the Education & Training category. Teacher Academy instructor Susan O’Connor and TBAISD administrators traveled to Washington, D.C. to accept the award at Advance CTE’s spring meeting on April 5.
 
One of the Career-Tech Center’s 24 programs, the Teacher Academy was launched in 2002 in response to projected teacher shortages on the regional and national level. Year-to-year, the program averages 80 students from throughout TBAISD’s five-county region. In addition to a curriculum that includes classroom theory and psychology coursework, the Teacher Academy pairs students with mentor teachers throughout the Traverse Bay area. By the time students graduate, they have worked in eight different classroom settings and logged 400 hours of in-the-field experience.
 
The Career-Tech Center previously earned an Excellence in Action award from Advance CTE in 2016, winning the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics category for its Manufacturing Technology Academy.
 
Advance CTE’s rundown of the 2018 Excellence in Action awards can be found here.

Family-Friendly Earth Day Event Sunday At Twin Lakes

Read More >>

Save The Date: May Recess At The Northern Express Room At The Parlor

Read More >>

Sheriff's Office Settles FOIA Dispute

Read More >>

Extra, Extra! "Newsies" Times Two In Traverse City

Read More >>

Comedy Filmed In Northern Michigan To Screen At State Theatre

Read More >>

Tech Incubator Finds Home - And Partner - In Downtown TC

Read More >>

Interlochen To Offer First-Ever Summer Day Camp Option

Read More >>

FAA To Honor Piper With Plaque

Read More >>

Zingerman's Bringing Workshop To Traverse City

Read More >>

Health Programs Showcase At NMC

Read More >>

Rotary Names New Executive Director

Read More >>

TC Residents Named Hometown Health Heroes

Read More >>

Meet Traverse City Film Festival’s New Director

Read More >>

Glen Arbor Gets Creative On Employee Housing

Read More >>