Louisville Technical Institute Wins Outstanding Technical Program Award

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<strong>Louisville, Ky.</strong><br />The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) announced its selection of the Louisville Technical Institute&rsquo;s Computer Graphic Design program as the winner of its 2009 Outstanding Technical Program award.<br /><br />The award recognizes the Louisville Technical Institute for its state-of-the-art graphic design instruction as being both current and cutting-edge. According to criteria set by the ATEA, the winning program must be both exemplary and contribute to the nation&rsquo;s workforce.<br /><br />&ldquo;The students and faculty in our Computer Graphic Design (CGD) program have established themselves as outstanding graphic arts practitioners,&rdquo; said David Winkler, LTI&rsquo;s executive director.<br /><br />Craig Niemann, a finalist for last year&rsquo;s ATEA Outstanding Technical Teacher award, is the chairperson of the award-winning department. &ldquo;The ATEA national award makes the CGD Department shine even brighter,&rdquo; according to Winkler.<br /><br />Louisville Tech&rsquo;s involvement with business and industry, matching instruction to current and future needs, is an essential element of the program&rsquo;s success.<br /><br />The ATEA also reviewed the institute&rsquo;s innovative teaching strategies, instructors&rsquo; credentials, enrollment practices, the placement of graduates and the knowledge and participation of the program&rsquo;s advisory committee.<br /> <br />The purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding technical program at a postsecondary technical education institution in the United States. Ten programs from across the country were nominated for the prestigious award. <br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s wonderful to have an LTI program selected by the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) as its 2009 Outstanding Technical Education Program,&rdquo; added Winkler. <br /><br />Official presentation of the award will take place at the ATEA National Conference on Technical Education, to be held March 11-13, 2009 in Chattanooga, Tenn.<br />

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