On February 15th, Delaware County Council presented a proclamation to Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU), which operates the Delaware County Technical School (DCTS), declaring February 2017 as National Career and Technical Education Month. To mark the event, four students and four teachers received recognition for their hard work and talent.
Dakota Alexander, a 12th grader at Strath Haven High School received recognition for Apple Systems and Design. Dakota is also the student representative on the DCIU Board of Directors. Jalen Grayson, a 12th grade student at Upper Darby High School received the Advertising Design & Commercial Arts recognition. Jordon Small (Academy Park, 12th grade) received the Cosmetology recognition. Sindy Palmer, an 11th grader from Radnor High School received recognition for Health Science and led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Council meeting.
Several DCTS teachers also received recognition for their hard work and dedication to students, including Diann Hopely and Monica Millio (Health Sciences teachers at the Folcroft campus of DCTS), Barb McGinnis (a Cosmetology teacher at the Aston DCTS campus), and Joe Fick (a Building Trades teacher at DCTS Aston).
For the proverbial icing on the cake, Chef John Maier, a Culinary Arts and Food Management instructor at DCTS Aston, made breakfast pastries for all of the honorees and attendees to enjoy.
DCIU currently enrolls over 1000 students in 19 DCTS programs. DCTS works to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities by providing innovative, meaningful technical training, a foundation for learning, and marketable credentials for high-wage, high demand careers.
“Whether you’re getting ready to enter the workforce or working to become a doctor or physical therapist,” commented DCIU Executive Director, Maria Edelberg, while speaking before Delaware County Council, “these DCTS students today are our future tomorrow.”
About DCIU: DCIU is a regional educational services provider whose mission is to provide leadership for the development of innovative and cost effective programs and services to meet the educational needs of the community.