RAMTEC instructor Mark Edington has been named Post-secondary “Teacher of the Year” by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education (Ohio ACTE). Edington was selected out of numerous nominations from across the state of Ohio.
This award makes him eligible for the National Association for Career and Technical Education’s Region 1 Awards.
In 2013, Mark Edington came out of retirement in order to teach in the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing program at Tri-Rivers Career Center. Mark, the only dual FANUC and Motoman-Yasakawa Certified Robotic Trainer in Ohio, uses a hands-on approach to teach his students, utilizing real-world examples and his experience to give students a complete picture of the field. He has provided 245 students with thousands of hours of Robotic and Advanced Manufacturing training, and is instrumental in helping to close a skilled-labor gap across the state of Ohio.
Christine Gardner, executive director for Ohio ACTE, said, “Mark was one of the hosts of our Ohio ACTE Professional Development program and continually shares his knowledge with colleagues for the benefit of all career-tech students.”
Ohio ACTE is a statewide organization that advocates for career-technical education and offers educators the information, representation, and resources they need to provide outstanding educational opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. Each year, Ohio ACTE releases its educator awards, which are selected out of many nominations.