BSC receives career and technical education awards
Posted on 7/26/2011
Bismarck State College and a faculty member will be honored Monday, Aug. 8, during the North Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education conference in Bismarck.
BSC has earned the Director's Award of Excellence in the Trade, Industry and Technical Education category for its Power Plant Technology and Process Plant Technology programs.
The recognition is for teaching an all-around curriculum that addresses industry structure, skills, equipment and safety; and for continually adapting curriculum, lab equipment and online tools. Some lab devices are one-of-a-kind. BSC also is recognized for increasing by 60 percent female enrollment in a male-dominated industry.
Kristina Wells, BSC assistant professor of business and office technology, is named NDACTE New Educator of the Year - Business and Office Technology. The award is given to an outstanding educator with five or fewer years of service.
The state Department of Career and Technical Education will present the awards at 1 p.m. in the Best Western Ramkota Hotel Ballroom. A reception for recipients is planned Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Within the past five years, BSC has received other Director's Award of Excellence recognition for its Business and Office Technology program (2009), Information Technology (2007), and the Bismarck Technical Center (2006).