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CETE’s Mahlman received IVETA Service Award

At the 2013 International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Annual Conference, held in Las Vegas, December 3–4, CETE Director Bob Mahlman accepted IVETA’s Joel Magisos Exceptional Service Award in recognition of his long-term individual support that has contributed to the continued development and growth of the organization. IVETA is a network of vocational skills training organizations, business and industrial firms, and other individuals and groups interested or involved in vocational education and training worldwide. Mahlman currently serves as IVETA’s regional vice president, representing North America.

CETE Director Bob Mahlman

“I was honored to receive this award. The International Vocational Education and Training Association is a great vehicle for sharing best practices in vocational or career-technical education across the world in developed, industrialized countries as well as less developed countries struggling to modernize their industries and expand opportunities,” says Mahlman. “It’s really eye-opening to discover that we all share many of the same problems in providing for an educated workforce.”

The award is named for Joel Magisos, a charter member of IVETA in 1983. Magisos was significant in the early development of the organization. Since 1988 when the award was developed and Magisos worked for The Ohio State University, there have been 19 recipients.

Contributor: Latina Duffy