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Cherry Creek Schools earns industry award for excellence
Students who study Engineering and Technology Education through the Cherry Creek School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program are developing professional skills using real-life software programs and technology tools, which will help them pursue rewarding careers after they graduate.

That high level of student achievement is one of the reasons the district’s CTE Engineering and Technology Education programs were honored with a Dessault Systemes Academy Member Excellence Award, presented by Dessault Systemes, which produces  world-leading 3D software applications, including SolidWorks, to transform the way products are designed, produced and supported.

The Dessault Systemes Academy Member Excellence Award recognizes the Cherry Creek School District for impressive student achievement, outstanding professional development and real-life application of SolidWorks as a design and learning tool. Only 12 institutions around the world have received the Academy Member Excellence Award.

Receiving the award is a great recognition of the quality of district Engineering and Applied Technology programs,” said Jay Moore, director of Career and Technical Education for Cherry Creek Schools. “This award celebrates the accomplishments of students as well as the dedication, professional learning and quality instruction of the teachers.  These programs strive to increase student achievement and provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue the science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM-related careers of tomorrow.”

Chris Dosen, a 2013 graduate of Cherokee Trail High School, is one of only two high school students worldwide to earn the title of Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE) and he did it with a perfect score on an exam designed for advanced professional engineers and designers. Dosen is now a student at the California Institute of Technology.

In addition, six other CCSD students have earned CSWP credential, something less than 20 students nationwide have accomplished. The CCSD students are: Braden Moore, Brent Last, Cory Morales, Will Boekel and Jacob Wikowsky from Grandview High School and Tyler Horvath from Cherokee Trail High School.

Posted November 25, 2013.
Posted 11/25/2013 12:08 PM
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