The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Doug Jones has been selected as a fellow for the organization’s 2021 National Leadership Fellowship Program.
Jones is a Health Careers instructor at Meridian Technology Center, where he specializes in teaching phlebotomy and equipping students with the skills they need to take the National Healthcareer Association’s certification. He currently serves as the advisor for the school’s HOSA Career Tech Student Organization for future health professionals. Jones has 23 years’ experience in health care, human resources and education and training environments, including serving 14 years in the United States Air Force medical service.
The National Fellowship program provides educators with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and involvement in professional organizations. The program identifies, trains and motivates leaders who will continue to advance efforts which support an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce.
The Fellowship Program is a one-year commitment from January 1 through December 31, 2021. Each of ACTE’s five regions and the majority of divisions are represented in the program. In addition to educators with a longer tenure, this year’s fellowship class again includes a cohort of new professionals, geared towards those with 2-5 years of CTE experience.
The fellows will be required to complete several activities throughout the year, including conducting an in-person visit with a local, state and federal legislator, writing blog posts, attending at least two required events and submitting a final summary of their accomplishments to ACTE’s Board of Directors.
Cindy Stover will serve as the Fellowship Coordinator through 2021. Meridian Technology Center Superintendent/CEO Dr. Douglas Major and Dawn Lindsley, Assistant Extension Educator of 4-H Youth Development at the University of Nebraska, have been selected to serve as the Fellowship Coordinators for 2022-2023.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.