LBCC Dean of Career Technical Education Receives Leadership Advocate Award

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Mollie Smith, Long Beach City College Dean of Career Technical Education (CTE), was recently presented the Leadership Advocate Award from the California Community College Association of Occupational Education (CCCAOE). Smith was recognized for a decade of legislative advocacy on behalf of CCCAOE.

CCCAOE represents Career Technical Education (CTE) and economic development professionals statewide, and is the primary voice for all CTE programs in the California community college system.

“This prestigious award reflects Mollie’s passion for CTE and her history of advocacy for support and expansion of these programs throughout California,” said Dr. Terri Long, LBCC Vice President of Academic Affairs. “It’s a huge honor for her and the college.”

Smith joined LBCC earlier this year, and is responsible for oversight of all the college’s CTE programs, which help prepare students for a wide variety of vocational careers. Smith’s instructional areas include Child Development, Computer and Office Studies, Culinary Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, Public Services, and Trades and Industrial Technologies. She also oversees LBBC’s technical training programs, which provide quality, hands-on training for in-demand trade jobs.

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