Top-performing career and technical center earns wins prestigious award
RIDGELAND ― South Panola High School Career and Technical Center is being honored as the best in its class for 2016.
Presented annually by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation, the prestigious best-in-class award recognizes educational excellence across all vocational education programs.
Through an array of interactive learning curriculums, South Panola High School CTC prepares nearly 1,200 students annually for a wide range of construction-related trades. Setting the center apart is its innovative class instruction combined with structural course paths and peer mentoring.
“South Panola High School Career and Technical Center stands out for introducing students to skilled trade careers and training them for successful futures,” said Mike Barkett, MCEF president. “Their administration and instructors are to be commended for building a model program that opens doors of opportunity for students.”
Glen McCain, carpenter instructor at South Panola CTC, will accept the award on behalf of his center at the annual Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractor’s Merit Awards Banquet slated for Dec. 3 in Jackson.
“If Mississippi is going to have the skilled workforce that’s needed for tomorrow, we must encourage and train those workers today,” said Barkett. “We congratulate South Panola High School CTC 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.