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Associate Professor James Bartlett Receives ACTER’s Meritorious Service Award

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James Bartlett II, Ph.D, an associate professor of workforce and community college, has received the Association for Career and Technical Education Research’s Meritorious Service Award.

James BartlettThis award recognizes individuals who have made unique contributions to research in career and technical education during the previous three years. Contributions include outstanding service, exemplary research activities, legislative advocacy or financial support.

Bartlett is the principal investigator for a $2 million, three-year grant from The ECMC Foundation to enhance and strengthen postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) research at universities nationwide through the establishment of the CTE Research Program at NC State-Sponsored by ECMC Foundation.

The program, announced in October 2018, will provide resources for new scholars to be able to focus their research efforts on postsecondary career and technical education, as well as create a network of resources for scholars to continue their work. In addition to receiving financial support for their projects, ECMC Fellows will be supported to participate in two research institutes and online professional development, and they will be assigned nationally recognized scholars as mentors.

Bartlett is also a co-principal investigator for a $10,863,040 grant from the John M. Belk Endowment to launch the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and develop a pipeline of talented community college leaders who align training programs with labor market demands and improve post-secondary student outcomes.