The Adams Wells Manufacturing Alliance, the Area 18 CTE Cooperative and Northeast Indiana Works received a 2021 Partnership Award of Excellence from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet.
The honor focuses on Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiatives. The award given the northeast Indiana entities and presented May 12 during ceremonies in Indianapolis was one of four statewide recognizing secondary school partnerships.
Northeast Indiana Works has long been involved with the manufacturing alliance and the Area 18 CTE Cooperative. Kim Tempel, Northeast Indiana Works senior director of business services/human resources, is currently on the alliance board. Alliance members include businesses, educators, and workforce and economic development representatives.
The award citation for the northeast Indiana contingent said in part: “Excellence in career and technical education is exemplified in achieving the maximum potential of groups working in partnership to promote, deliver, or support career and technical education.”