MCEF Honors Top Craft Instructors and School of the Year

Career and technical education leaders earn state’s best recognition

PEARL ― The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation is celebrating the state’s top-performing craft instructors and school for hard work and dedication to vocational education.

Recognized at the recent Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractor’s Merit Awards Banquet in Jackson were Frank Reid of Ridgeland, Glen McCain of Batesville and Pearl/Rankin Career and Technical Center.

Reid is being honored as Mississippi’s adult craft instructor of the year for his innovative teaching style that brings course curriculums to life. Highlighting the benefits and opportunities of each trade, he creates understanding that leads to productive and rewarding careers.

Meanwhile, McCain of South Panola High School is being recognized as Mississippi’s top high school craft instructor of the year for his innovative teaching style that combines experience and creative approaches to point students to careers that will last them a lifetime.

Pearl/Rankin Career and Technical Center is being honored as the best in class for its passion to equip students with the skills they need for successful occupations. To make that happen, the center is building a foundation around a construction curriculum that connects throughout its 15 career programs of study.

“If Mississippi is going to have the skilled workforce that’s needed for tomorrow, we must encourage and train those workers today,” said Mike Barkett, MCEF president. “We congratulate our winners for going above and beyond to prepare our students for career and technical professions and for ensuring that Mississippi has the resources required to support its growing construction and manufacturing industries.”

The mission of the non-profit MCEF is to promote careers, recruit capable individuals and train a quality workforce for the construction industry in the state of Mississippi. MCEF also offers workforce training and credentialing in construction, industrial maintenance and manufacturing trades.

Learn more about MCEF at http://mcef.net.

 

Frank Reid of Ridgeland (center) is being recognized by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation as Mississippi’s top adult craft instructor of the year. Joining him at the recent awards banquet are MCEF representatives (from left) Mike Barkett, Brent Bean, Reid, Patrick Etheridge and Gary Beeland.

 

Glen McCain of South Panola High School (third from left) is being recognized by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation as Mississippi’s top high school craft instructor of the year. Joining him at the recent awards banquet are MCEF representatives (from left) Mike Barkett, Brent Bean, McCain, Patrick Etheridge, Ebony Bracey and Gary Beeland.

 

Valerie Barton (center), director of the Pearl/Rankin Career and Technical Center, accepts her center’s selection as the state’s best from the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation. Joining her at the recent awards banquet are MCEF representatives (from left) Brent Bean, Gary Beeland, Barton, Dianna Zendejas and Lauren Hunt.

 

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