Publicado: Jueves, 16 Agosto 2018 15:02
Dixon has worked in construction for 18 years in three countries but is most proud of building the carpentry program at Construction Careers Academy. Dixon teaches his students how to build houses, and he brings the work and skills to life through stories of his work experiences and early life in Jamaica. In addition to being a licensed home inspector, he is an adjunct professor of construction technology at St. Phillips Community College and a National Center for Construction Education & Research certified instructor.
CALABASAS, Calif.— August 16, 2018.- A Texas high school skilled trades teacher is among the 52 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2018 Prize for Teaching Excellence and are in the running for a share of $1 million in cash prizes.
Lesford Dixon, a carpentry teacher at Construction Careers Academy in San Antonio, was chosen from among a field of more than 500 skilled trades teachers who applied for the prize. The semifinalists—some competing as individuals and some as teacher teams—hail from 27 states and specialize in trades ranging from construction and carpentry to automotive repair, welding, advanced manufacturing and agriculture mechanics.
Publicado: Viernes, 13 Julio 2018 13:51
Since the study was introduced in 2007, Texas has placed in the top five every year and is the only state to be named a four-time winner. This year, the state had top ten finishes in five of the ten categories of competitiveness, including two number one spots. Texas added more than 350,000 jobs in the past year and had solid economic growth—including a 5.2% state GDP increase in the fourth quarter— putting the state in first place for the Economy category, up from number 25 last year.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 13, 2018—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, unveiled the results of its twelfth annual list of America’s Top States for Business with Texas taking the number one position. The Lone Star state scored 1,651 out of 2,500 points.