Two faculty members of Carbon Career and Technical Institute – Hal Resh, Auto Service and Technology Instructor and Elizabeth Schlecht, Instructional Aid – received The Lauretta Woodson Recognition Award at Thursday evenings Joint Operation Committee meeting.

The awards were presented on behalf of the Carbon County, Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), by member Lee Getz.

Getz awarded Resh and Schlecht with a certificate, medallion, and lapel pin. He also spoke about how they achieved the recognition.

"Hal was selected for this award because of his commitment to education, his leadership among staff, his teaching techniques, and his dedication to the students of CCTI. He integrates his program, teaches industrial standards, and prepares his students to enter today's workforce," said Getz.

"The second award is presented to Elizabeth Schlecht who has served CCTI for many years. Elizabeth is known for her dedication and her commitment to education. She is a team player and is devoted to the students, staff, and administration of CCTI," he said.

The award is in honor of Dr. Lauretta Woodson. Woodson was a school teacher and college professor in Pennsylvania. When she retired she became a member of PASR.

"She (Woodson) bequeathed a sum of money to PASR that would be used each year to recognize individuals in the school district. There is an award given to teachers/administrators and another award given for a support staff person," stated Getz.

One of PASR's goals is to support public education. The Lauretta Woodson Recognition Award was developed to bring positive support and publicity to schools.

Getz stated that CCTI has many positive things to be proud of.

Both Resh and Schlecht stated that they were honored to receive the award and they both enjoy working with the students and staff at CCTI.