By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr
Posted: August 9, 2019 | 1:45 p.m.
VIRGINIA – Dinwiddie County Public Schools was one of nine school divisions that received honors in the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Excellence in Workforce Readiness Awards. Winning divisions were recognized at the VSBA Conference on Education, which took place in Richmond on Tuesday, July 23.
The awards program was created in 2018 by the VSBA Task Force on Workforce Readiness to highlight exemplary programs in Virginia’s Public Schools focused on preparing the state’s future workforce. The sponsor of the awards was Johnson Controls.
The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training, and services. The Association offers conferences, information, training, and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s educational leaders.
The winning school divisions are as follows:
Student Population Below 5,000 Students
- First Place- Dinwiddie County Public Schools, #CTE4ALL
- Second Place- Louisa County Public Schools, Automotive Tech at Louisa County High School
- Third Place- Cumberland County Public Schools, Ticket2Tomorrow: Developing Work-Ready Students
Student Population Between 5,001 – 10,000 Students
- First Place- Isle of Wight County Public Schools, Incorporating Authenticity into CTE Programs
- Second Place- Henry County Public Schools, Career Academy
- Third Place- Shenandoah County Public Schools, Connecting Students with the Community
Student Population Above 10,001 Students
- First Place- Henrico County Public Schools, Setting the Bar High: CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day
- Second Place- Frederick County Public Schools, Work-based Learning Program
- Third Place- Albemarle County Public Schools, Health and Medical Sciences Academy