Dr. Wallace receives ACTE Champion of the Year Award

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Dr. Wallace receives ACTE Champion of the Year Award
Posted on 12/07/2017
Congratulations to Maine 207 Superintendent Dr. Ken Wallace, who on December 6 was formally recognized as 2018  Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Champion of the Year during the annual ACTE Awards Banquet, which is part of ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

The ACTE Champion of the Year award recognizes individuals and entities for their meritorious contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of career and technical education (CTE).

Career and Technical education and career exploration have been a major point of emphasis for Dr. Wallace. He has expanded career-oriented classes, implemented a four-year plan for students to receive help exploring and planning careers, and hired a career coordinator for the district’s internship program.

Each student creates a four-year plan to explore careers and post-secondary options. The internship program has grown by 126 percent over the past two years, while the number of community partners has skyrocketed by 263 percent. By implementing Dr. Wallace’s vision, schools offer students flexibility in their schedules that allows them to take advantage of shadow days, job fairs, career panels, and non-traditional internships. He has also integrated career readiness into the district’s counseling programs, grading system, and curriculum development. 
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