Career and Technology Education Coordinator Trish Thomas, a specialist in work-based learning, is this year’s recipient of the Utah Association for Career and Technical Education’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award, which was given to Thomas at the association’s annual conference at Westlake High School, recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of the people who make up the association. The award is only given to ACTE members who have “made a significant impact on the field of career and technical education at national, regional, and state levels.”
Thomas’ accomplishments, both in and outside of the classroom, are numerous. Thomas has served on the Kids’ Foundation Board, is a member of the Wasatch Front Region Engineering Education Partnership Committee and serves on the State Work-Based Learning Board. In addition to her duties at Canyons District, Thomas also is an adjunct professor at Salt Lake Community College. She also founded the Jordan District Academy of Travel and Tourism.