Office of Career and Technology Education Announce 2019 Statewide Award Winners

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Education's Office of Career and Technology Education (CTE) is proud to announce the following four statewide award winners:

Baylie Black

2019 South Carolina Work-Based Learning Student of the Year is Baylie Black of the Union County Career Center in the Union County School District. Baylie's career plan is to study Agricultural Education and return to Union County to teach Agricultural Education.

This award recognizes an outstanding work-based learning student who exemplifies representation while applying academia to real life, real work, and real world situations in the business/ industry environment through completion of a meaningful work-based learning experience. They define the Profile of the SC Graduate by demonstration of the characteristics and successful transition into the world of work.

Jeff Rae

2019 South Carolina CTE School Counselor of the Year is Jeff Rae of Riverside Middle School in Anderson School District Four.

This award recognizes an outstanding school counselor who exemplifies outstanding achievement in building and delivering a high quality career guidance program educating the academic and employability skill set needs in high demand for 21st century students. The school counselor demonstrates outstanding achievement in serving and supporting career and technology education students.

Ann McIntyre

2019 South Carolina CTE Career Specialist of the Year is Ann McIntyre of Dorman High School in Spartanburg County School District 6.

This award recognizes a career specialist who promotes career and technology education programs and/or course offerings through awareness and exemplifies the value of CTE while delivering a high quality career development program serving career and technology students, faculty, and parents. The career specialist promotes career discovery, actively engages and networks with business/industry stakeholders and provides academic connection with a structured work-based learning program providing each student the opportunity to experience real world of work while connecting to workforce demand and/or post-secondary offerings.

Suzi Raiford

2019 South Carolina Regional Career Specialist of the Year is Suzi Raiford representing the Trident Region.

This award recognizes an outstanding Regional Career Specialist (RCS) who exemplifies delivery of an outstanding career guidance program to enhance the level of student career guidance and placement, academic and career planning, work-based learning partnerships, college and career readiness, work-based learning data collection and reporting, career and technology education support, and delivery of career development and contextual methodology training. Each RCS is in alignment with the state’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Regions and is an integral component of our state’s efforts in providing work-based learning experiences through partnerships with our state’s business and industry stakeholders.

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