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U.S. Department of Education Official to Visit Career and Technology Center

Release Date: 2/2/2012 11:58:40 AM

Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for the United States Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), will visit the Carroll County Career and Technology Center on Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 10 a.m. until about 1 p.m. The visit will include two roundtable discussions and a tour of the Manufacturing and Machine Technologies program.
The OVAE is conducting a month-long series of visits to model programs across the country in response to the President’s call in his State of the Union address for a greater investment of funds to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Carroll County Public Schools was chosen as the first stop in the series of visits to showcase exemplary career programs focused on advanced manufacturing. The Manufacturing and Machine Technologies program was selected because of the program’s structure and for being the first high school program in Maryland to receive accreditation from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
In addition to state and national officials, local manufacturers and other community partners will participate in the visit, along with students from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center who have been awarded NIMS certification. 

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