Health Science Program Receives State Award for Excellence

The New Castle Career Center had the privilege of attending the annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Awards for Excellence recognition program on Wednesday, May 3, at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education hosted the awards ceremony in collaboration with the Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE).

The primary goal of this ceremony was to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of secondary and postsecondary students, area programs, employer partnerships, and guidance counselors in Career Technical Education across the state. Throughout the program, the IACTE presented a total of 32 awards to students, individuals, and organizations who were nominated by their peers.

The IACTE selected the New Castle Career Center’s Health Science program as one of the award recipients. To be considered for the award, each nominee had to meet specific criteria. For the secondary program of study/pathway category where the Health Science program received recognition, the criteria included program design, resource utilization, and program outcomes.

“We are thrilled with this recognition,” noted Mackenzie Jackson, Director of the New Castle Career Center. “This award represents years of dedication by our staff, students, and community partners. It demonstrates the value we place in all of our programs as we encourage students to maximize opportunities through experiential learning.” The Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education is an organization devoted to advocating for career and technical education in Indiana, ensuring students receive quality opportunities.