Office of TCE recognizes citywide award winners

At its General Advisory Council meeting April 4, the school division’s Office of Technical and Career Education (TCE) awarded special recognitions to two schools and two teachers.

Landstown High School was recognized as the school where students earned the most industry credentials during the 2015-16 school year. Landstown students earned 1,343 total credentials.

The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center was recognized as the school where students earned the most Workplace Readiness Skills (WRS) credentials, 297 total, during the 2015-16 year. The center is also leading the charge on WRS this school year with over 400 certifications already earned, according to Sara Lockett, the school division’s director of TCE. Lockett also indicated that center director David Swanger has set a goal for a 100 percent pass rate for all Technical and Career Education Center students this year.

Lisa Ericson, Tallwood High School family and consumer science teacher, was recognized as the TCE Citywide Teacher of the Year. Nominated by her department chair, Ericson was recognized for her work to increase involvement in the program at Tallwood as well as the school’s co-curricular student clubs.

Amy Knight, Kellam High School counselor, was honored as the TCE Citywide School Counselor of the Year. Knight is a supporter of the division’s academic and career planning initiatives and plays an active role in helping students identify career courses available throughout the division.

As part of their citywide recognitions, the division’s Office of TCE will send Ericson and Knight to the Association for Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) national conference in Nashville in December.

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