The North Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education (NCACTE) named Brian Elliott as the 2019 North Carolina Career Guidance Professional of Year (NCCGPOY) at the CTE State conference in Greensboro, North Carolina on July 18.
Elliott is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator in the Central Cabarrus feeder zone. He was the 2018 NC Southwest Region winner and competed against the other seven state regions for this state award.
The NCACTE Career Guidance award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals who have demonstrated commitment to connecting students with opportunities for success, shown innovation in career exploration and development, and have advocated for CTE as a viable option for all students.
Elliott will represent North Carolina in the National Region II Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Competition later this year. The National Region II includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This mission of ACTE is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. ACTE strives to empower educators to deliver high quality CTE programs that ensure all students are positioned for career success.