Yolanda Terrell, the Alabama Community College System Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator, has been selected as one of only 15 officials across the nation to participate in the Postsecondary State CTE Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE. In doing so, Terrell will collaborate with CTE officials across the country over two years to expand leadership pipelines in postsecondary career and technical education.

The fellowship, which is sponsored by the ECMC Foundation, aims to develop diversity among state CTE leaders who are prepared to design and lead high-quality and equitable postsecondary CTE programs and policies. Between the fall of 2021 and the winter of 2023, Terrell will have the opportunity to participate in various workshops regarding quality and equity, receive individual coaching, and complete a real-world fellowship project.

“I am most proud to be involved in such a way not only for my professional growth but also to learn how to support postsecondary CTE students,” she said.