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CEHHS professor wins ICTE Ambassador Award

August 13, 2018

Congratulations to John Cannon for winning an Idaho Career and Technical Education (ICTE) Ambassador Award. John is an associate professor College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and is program coordinator for CTE Programs. He received this award at an event held at the Botanical Gardens in Boise July 31.

Nominations for this award were submitted by ICTE staff to recognize the hard work and dedication it takes to make CTE successful in member schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions. John was nominated based on demonstrated commitment to ICTE's mission, programs and students. He was praised for his efforts to expand ICTE's partnership with the University of Idaho.

Being an ICTE Ambassador goes well beyond the walls of the classroom, and comes in many forms: Engagement in ICTE Vision (supporter of Pathways, SkillStack, ICTE Outreach efforts, etc.) Advocacy for CTE, Students, and Programs Industry Involvement/Community Partnerships.

The Idaho Division of Career & Technical Education (ICTE) welcomed nearly 1,000 CTE secondary and postsecondary educators from around the state to its annual REACH professional development conference held in Boise, July 31. This year's theme focused on the single most important component of strong CTE programs - the teachers: Reach for Passion, Reach for Knowledge, Reach for Excellence. Conference content focused on the different training and support teachers need throughout their career and helped ensure teachers and administrators feel well prepared to start another challenging and rigorous school year. As part of its efforts to honor hardworking teachers and administrators, ICTE formally launched its ICTE Ambassador Award.

Nominees were recognized as being true ambassadors, an extension of the message of opportunity and hope that career and technical education brings to students and families statewide.

John continues to advocate for teachers, teacher educators, and our future CTE teachers. He is overseeing our INSPIRE grant, helping to shape the future and success of our CTE teachers joining us from industry. John has been a tireless partner with ICTE and is constantly looking for opportunities to expand our partnership with University of Idaho.

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