Ms. Schultz and Mr. Sherman, holding his clear circular trophy

PHS technology education instructor Jake Sherman accepts the 2018 Academic and Career Planning Award from LTC Career Coach Danielle Schultz. Photo courtesy of LTC

PHS tech ed teacher honored by LTC

Posted March 5, 2018

Plymouth High School technology education instructor Jake Sherman has received a 2018 Academic and Career Planning Award from Lakeshore Technical College.

The award was one of seven presented to educators and business leaders Feb. 22 during LTC's Celebration of K-12 Partnerships. LTC gave three Academic and Career Planning Awards, recognizing teachers or counselors who are involved in career planning for students.

“We were thrilled to host this fantastic celebration on our Cleveland campus in honor of outstanding educators and businesses who advance career and technical education in our communities,” said LTC President Paul Carlsen. “With their leadership and dedication, more students than ever before are getting the opportunity to become college and career ready while still in high school.”

Mr. Sherman, who teaches engineering, manufacturing and welding, was nominated by PHS Principal Jennifer Rauscher.

“Jake consistently demonstrates the viability, value, and excitement of manufacturing careers through his teaching, professional development, and relationships,” Dr. Rauscher said.

She cited his creation of unique opportunities for students to learn about, experience, and practice manufacturing. For example, he has worked with colleagues and industry leaders to develop specialty courses such as Advanced Welding, CNC Programming, and Manufacturing Technology, as well as dual-credit courses such as Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Introduction to Engineering Design, and Metal Welding and Plasma Cutting. 

Mr. Sherman also serves as a Youth Apprenticeship liaison for manufacturing students; is an advisor of the PHS Technology Education and Engineering Club; and regularly arranges student opportunities with post-secondary partners and local manufacturers.

“Jacob Sherman promotes manufacturing to students and our wider community through the positive relationships he develops with students, families, colleagues, post-secondary partners, and local manufacturers,” Dr. Rauscher said. “People respect and enjoy learning and working with Jake, and this allows him to share with them just how viable, valuable, and exciting careers in manufacturing can be.”

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