Dr. Katherine Kandalec Holm, Interim Dean of the College of Education, has been selected as a NextLevel Postsecondary CTE Fellow for the Association for Career & Technical Education‘s (ACTE) 2024 cohort. The vision for the fellowship is to help develop the leadership skills of current and emerging postsecondary career and technical education professionals with an emphasis on addressing the needs of underserved populations.
The year-long fellowship serves as a professional development experience that allows members to work alongside a cohort of peer professionals and an experienced mentor to elevate their interpersonal skills and capacity to communicate, collaborate, network, problem solve, and use time and resources effectively. Cohort members will identify a professional objective to address in their respective institution and, as a capstone project, carry it out to realize a lasting impact.
“I’m honored to have been selected for the NextLevel Fellowship Program, showcasing not only my dedication, but also Athens State’s commitment to advancing career and technical education (CTE),” said Dr. Kandalec Holm. “This opportunity will bring valuable insights to enhance our CTE programs, ensuring they stay at the forefront of innovation and industry partnerships. As we prepare the next generation of CTE instructors in Alabama, my participation in this fellowship program further positions our university as a leader in integrating technology and digital tools. I’m excited about the impact this will have on Athens State, reflecting our dedication to excellence in education and CTE innovation.”
ACTE’s mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. The organization strives to empower educators to deliver high quality CTE programs that ensure all students are positioned for career success. The NextLevel Postsecondary CTE Fellowship at ACTE is sponsored by ECMC Foundation.