Dr. Bob Couch, director of Career Technical Education for the Lexington-Richland Five school district, was recently awarded the Carl D. Perkins Outstanding Achievement Award by the South Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education. The award was presented in recognition of the outstanding and visionary leadership provided by Dr. Couch for more than 14 years as the Director of Career and Technical Education for the South Carolina Department of Education.
Dr. Couchâ€™s efforts resulted in South Carolina being a leader in the implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 and in innovation in career and technology education. Dr. Couch was a NASDCTEc member during his tenure as a former State Director for South Carolina.
According to the Lexington-Richland Five Web site, Superintendent Stephen Hefner said, â€œDr. Couch is a valued member of the Lexington-Richland Five team and is truly deserving of this award. We are excited about the future of our Center for Advanced Technical Studies that will open this fall under his leadership.â€
More about the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (the Center)
Scheduled to open this month, the Center is a new stand-alone Career Technical Education facility. Among the programs to be offered are: media technology, culinary arts, health science, graphic arts/communication, information technology, supply chain distribution, pre-engineering, auto technology, machine tool technology, electricity, building construction, HVAC and welding.
Lexington-Richland Five encompasses Lexington and Richland Counties in South Carolina.
Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager