The MVCTC Adult Education staff shared, "Mr. Black has established an environment for a true partnership. He demonstrates support of the MVCTC mission through engagement with both adult and high school students in the area of Heavy Equipment Operations. Mr. Black incorporated standards for preparing adults by sharing experienced instructors from Local 18 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. His nonpartisan approach towards growing trained professionals for the workplace is both innovative and effective."
Unfortunately, Mr. Black was unable to attend the Advisory Dinner, Mark Spencer from Local 18 of the International Union of Operating Engineers was able to accept the award in his place.
The evening also included a district update by Dr. Weldy, and the opportunity for the 250 plus business partners to meet with MVCTC staff. During the program advisory committee meetings, business partners, employers, alumni, students, and parents worked with the career technical instructors to guarantee what is taught at MVCTC is what students will need to know to be successful in their chosen careers.