MCEF HONORS TOP CRAFT INSTRUCTORS AND SCHOOL OF THE YEAR
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION LEADERS EARN STATE’S BEST RECOGNITION
- December 18, 2018
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 Marquar of Metairie, LA, Trey Culpepper of Kosciusko, and Jackson County Technology Center.
Marquar, general superintendent for Bernhard MCC, is being honored as Mississippi’s adult craft instructor of the year for his innovative teaching style that brings course curriculums to life.
Culpepper of the Kosciusko/Attala County Career Technical Center is being recognized as Mississippi’s top high school craft instructor of the year for his innovative teaching style.
Jackson County Technology Center is being honored as the best in class for its passion to equip students with the skills they need for successful occupations. MCEF south area director Sherri Blount accepted the award on behalf of Jackson County Technology Center director J.J. Morgan.
“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 Mississippi. MCEF also offers workforce training and credentialing in construction, industrial maintenance and manufacturing trades.