Jacob Toler, a second-year Columbia Area Career Center (CACC) Construction Technology student and Hickman High School senior was recently named Northeast/Central Missouri Region Career and Technical (CTE) Student of the Year. He was selected Regional Student of the Year from among all candidates nominated by public Missouri Career and Technology Centers throughout Northeast and Central Missouri.
Senior CACC and Rock Bridge High School Digital Media student Kristen Buster and senior CACC and Hickman High School Marketing student Kalei Wilson were recognized as regional Exceptional CTE Students during the same award recognition process.
All three CACC students, nominated by their instructors for this prestigious award, were honored at a ceremony on March 7, 2014, at Moberly Area Community College. Mark Chambers, CTE and Articulation Specialist for MACC, hosted the event.
The regional CTE Student of the Year award process recognizes outstanding career and technical students for proven commitment to academics, career path and community. The purpose is to commend outstanding regional CTE students who are pacesetters in their classes, student organizations, their communities and who exhibit personal character.
Career and Technical Education programs of study integrate a rigorous combination of academic and applied technical courses with real-world application, preparing students for college as well as successful careers in high skill, high-wage occupations.
Jacob will attend MACC and the University of Central Missouri to complete a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. Kristen will attend Ozark Christian College and Missouri Southern State University to complete a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, and Kalei will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia next year to complete a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business.
|Linda Rawlings, CACC Director, Kristen Buster, Kalei Wilson, Jacob Toler and Mark Chambers, MACC CTE and Articulation Specialist|
|Sharon Nelson and Ellen Buechler, Career Center Counselors, Jacob Toler, Eric Radmer , Construction Technology instructor and Linda Rawlings, Career Center Director|