Thursday, June 23, 2011

Alston named career and tech ‘policy maker of the year’

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix (District 15), has been selected for the 2011 Career and Technical Education Policy Maker of the Year award.

“It is a sincere honor to receive an award from an organization that helps further education and opportunity for so many Arizona students,” Alston said. “Career and technical education programs are what our students desperately need to prepare them for the global economy.”

The Association for Career Technical Education of Arizona is a non-profit association dedicated to working with educators and business professionals and is committed to career and technical education. The association is comprised of adult professionals who teach and lead student organizations.

“Your nomination clearly reflects your tremendous accomplishments and dedication to students and to Career and Technical Education,” said Doris A. Wojtulewicz, vice president of the association.

Alston will receive the award at the association’s annual summer conference in Tucson on July 20. For more information about the organization, go to

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