STATEHOUSE (Feb. 8, 2018) — The Area 18 South Adams Precision Machining Program was honored today by the Indiana Department of Education as a Career and Technical Education Secondary Program of Excellence, according to State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne).
Lehman said the program that teaches precision machine technology to local high school students received an award for excellence during a ceremony in Indianapolis.
“South Adams’ career and technical education courses are among the top in the state,” Lehman said. “The teachers are instilling skills in students that transition to the workforce or as they further their education.”
South Adams was among 53 honorees recognized for its outstanding career and technical education program. These programs offered by high schools and colleges throughout the state provide a variety of career and technical education courses to prepare students and adults for a range of high-skill, high-demand careers.
Through a combination of classroom and hands-on experiences, instructor Jerod Dailey helps students in the South Adams Precision Machining Program learn skills related to careers in the machining, mold making, and tool and die industries, with opportunities to earn credit from Vincennes University.
Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represents House District 79,
which includes all of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.
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HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE: The Area 18 South Adams Precision Machining Program was honored by the Indiana Department of Education as a Career and Technical Education Secondary Program of Excellence on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 in Indianapolis. Several faculty and administration members joined State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) in attending the ceremony (pictured left to right): Lehman; Trent Lehman, South Adams High School principal; Kevin Keller, Area 18 CTE director; Jerod Dailey, precision machining instructor; Gary McMillan, CTE department chair and auto technology instructor; Rebecca Dailey; John Mann, South Adams board member; and Scott Litwiller, South Adams superintendent.