Louisville Technical Institute Wins Outstanding Technical Program Award
The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) announced its selection of the Louisville Technical Institute’s Computer Graphic Design program as the winner of its 2009 Outstanding Technical Program award.
The award recognizes the Louisville Technical Institute for its state-of-the-art graphic design instruction as being both current and cutting-edge. According to criteria set by the ATEA, the winning program must be both exemplary and contribute to the nation’s workforce.
“The students and faculty in our Computer Graphic Design (CGD) program have established themselves as outstanding graphic arts practitioners,” said David Winkler, LTI’s executive director.
Craig Niemann, a finalist for last year’s ATEA Outstanding Technical Teacher award, is the chairperson of the award-winning department. “The ATEA national award makes the CGD Department shine even brighter,” according to Winkler.
Louisville Tech’s involvement with business and industry, matching instruction to current and future needs, is an essential element of the program’s success.
The ATEA also reviewed the institute’s innovative teaching strategies, instructors’ credentials, enrollment practices, the placement of graduates and the knowledge and participation of the program’s advisory committee.
The purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding technical program at a postsecondary technical education institution in the United States. Ten programs from across the country were nominated for the prestigious award.
“It’s wonderful to have an LTI program selected by the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) as its 2009 Outstanding Technical Education Program,” added Winkler.
Official presentation of the award will take place at the ATEA National Conference on Technical Education, to be held March 11-13, 2009 in Chattanooga, Tenn.