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Murray State alumnus Jeff Jones named 2019 New Trade and Industrial Teacher of the Year

Murray State University alumnus Jeff Jones, ’19, has received the New Trade and Industrial Teacher of the Year Award from the Association for Career & Technical Education, presented at its 2019 Vision conference in Anaheim, California. Jones, a graduate of the university’s career and technical education program, has taught computer-aided drafting (CAD) at the Webster County Area Technology...

Kentucky students finish among top at 50th SkillsUSA National Conference this summer

Kentucky students were among some of the top finishers at the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Conference and Skills Competition held in Kansas City, Missouri, this summer.   SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.   The...

SkillsUSA competitions help Eastside, Southside students recognize real-world value

The SkillsUSA regional competition included some three dozen categories such as Auto Service Tech and Diesel Equipment Technology. (Photo from FCPS)   High school senior Cory Townsend has been thinking seriously about a career for more than three years now as a member of Eastside Tech’s SkillsUSA club in Lexington. He just competed in the 2014 North Central Region competition for the learning...

Southside and Eastside technical centers get gold medals in SkillsUSA competition

Students from Southside and Eastside technical centers who received gold medals in the 2013 SkillsUSA state competition will advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference set for June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo. The state officers, including Eastside’s Patricia Taylor and Dalton Cox, will also attend.   Four dozen Fayette County Public Schools students participated in the state...