Scottsbluff High School was named the Outstanding High School Program for Career and Technical Education in Nebraska at the 43rd Annual Nebraska Career and Education Conference.
The annual Nebraska Excellence in Career Education Awards and Nebraska Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Advisors of the Year Awards were presented on June 7 and 8 in Kearney.
The Nebraska Career Education Conference was attended by approximately 600 Nebraska Career Education teachers, school counselors, administrators, and CTE advocates. The awards were co-sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska Career Education and Innovation Foundation.
The Excellence in Career Education Awards recognize outstanding Nebraska Career Education programs and outstanding partnerships with businesses and individuals. Recipients were nominated by Nebraska career educators from across the state.
Criteria for the Outstanding High School Program Award includes:
- Instructional programs aligned to the Nebraska Career Education Model
- Programs that demonstrate quality areas such as:
- Student achievement in both career and academic arenas
- Innovative instruction based on a state model program of study
- Leadership and personal development through career technical student organizations
- Effective implementation of career guidance and work-based learning
- Alignment to Nebraska’s workforce needs and economic priorities
- Community engagement
In addition to the high school award, Bluffs Middle School teacher and FCCLA sponsor Anne Schmall received the Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Year award as well as the Association for Career and Technical Education Service Award.