SynED Named ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award Winner

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The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce synED as the ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award Winner. The Business-Education Partnership Award celebrates the contributions and achievements of schools and businesses that aid in the development and maintenance of partnerships supporting high-quality career and technical education (CTE).

SynED’s work in conjunction with Canyon Springs High School at Moreno Valley Unified School District – in Moreno Valley, CA to help build a skilled and prepared workforce of high school students was a driving factor and example of their exemplary work that led to their award recognition

“With our shared goal of focusing on student achievement beyond the classroom, our students have excelled tremendously and are equipped with skills that will help them succeed after they graduate high school,” said Moreno Valley Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora. “We are honored to partner with synED to provide real-life experiences to our students. We are continuously impressed with the results of the program and are exceptionally proud of our students and staff.

SynED and CompTIA partner with several schools and businesses in California through synED’s Cyber-Guild initiative in order to unify and accelerate the approach to preparing cybersecurity talent for the workforce. SynED started with the intent to instigate, advocate and work with business and educators to utilize task appropriate tools and approaches to develop skills that draw the most direct line from students to a career focused jobs.

“SynED is a trusted and valued partner, sharing our commitment to help young people realize their career aspirations and become future innovators and leaders in the technology field,” said Amy Kardel, vice president for strategic workforce relationships at CompTIA. “We congratulate the team at synED on winning this prestigious award.”

SynED works to develop business need-driven programs with education providing qualified candidates to enter and progress along a career development path with placement as the only acceptable outcome. To accomplish this, synED continually scans for individuals and programs that demonstrate innovative thought and revolutionary approaches to learning, skill development and proficiency. These are connected with business workforce development programs to help prepare entry level candidates and advance existing employee proficiency.

“It is a great honor to be recognized for what drives our efforts, which is simply to help students, of any age, obtain their career objectives.” says synED President Scott Young. “This laser focus has helped us create our Personnel Supply Chain model which places business in the center of a path from learning to sustainable careers. This is what we live for.”

“The Business-Education Partnership Award celebrates business and education leaders who understand that economic livelihood is linked to the success of career and technical education (CTE) programs. Businesses and CTE programs across the country have already created successful partnerships that support student achievement, economic and community development, quality of life and more,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “SynED’s work in conjunction with Canyon Springs High School at Moreno Valley Unified School District exemplifies what this award strives to recognize: business and education leaders working together to build a prepared workforce. We are so proud of synED’s accomplishments, and we are honored to have them as the Business-Education Partnership Award winner.”

SynED will be recognized alongside other national ACTE award winners on Dec. 3, 2020, at the ACTE Virtual Awards Gala during ACTE’s Virtual CareerTech VISION 2020. VISION is ACTE’s signature event, with more than 4,000 CTE professionals from across the country in attendance. For more information on the Excellence Awards and the Awards Gala, visit

About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

About CompTIACompTIA, the world’s leading tech association, is a thought leader and an action leader. From our IT professional association to our leading certification programs, from our original research to our member communities and councils, our unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skills development and generate knowledge and insight every day. With our members, we’re building the foundation for technology’s future.

About SynED SynED is a non-profit organization that acts as a catalyst to help you help others to improve their lives through education and knowledge and skill acquisition, giving them rich career opportunities. Our team will help you explore the many possibilities and potential solutions available to achieve your desired outcomes.

About Canyon Springs High SchoolCanyon Springs High Schools’ CTE Cyber Academic Pathway and CTE Academies, strive to cultivate lifelong learners in supportive and challenging educational environments which promote the development of the skills necessary to empower students in post-secondary education and/or viable careers paths. 


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