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Paula Carroll was recently awarded the 2013-2014 State of Alabama Career Tech Credentialing Award in Health Science. The state award is given to Career Tech Instructors who issue the highest number of ready to work credentials to their students during the school year within their given field. The ready to work credentials prepares students for the workforce or to obtain a college degree. Mrs. Carroll teaches Health Science at DeKalb County Technology Center.


Jonathan Phillips was selected by Skills USA to serve on the National Education Team for Job Demonstration. PHillips is one of only six selected from across the nation to be given this honor in Career Tech. He is also the first from DeKalb County Schools in its history. The selection process is in-depth. A canidate first must be a master educator or a master administrator in order to be considered. Second, he or she has to be nominated by Skills USA State Director, and then their recommendatin is sent to the Skills USA National Office for consideration. The Skills USA National Technical Committee and Chairman of the National Education Team, along with the National Office Leadership discuss and nominate him or her for a vote. If they receive approval, they will be awarded a chair on the National Education Team for three years. Being named to the Skills USA National Education Team is one of the most prestigious honors a Career Tech Administrator can be awarded nationally. Mr. Phillips will be responsible in assisting with Skills USA at the state and national level. He will also work with Industry partners to improve contest and to prepare students for Workforce Development to increase employment opportunities for students across the state and nation.