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Byrl Shoemaker, CTE Pioneer, Passes Away

March 02, 2012 10:18 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

Dr. Byrl Shoemaker, retired State Director of Career and Technical Education, died March 1.  Dr. Shoemaker, along with Governor Jim Rhodes, was the architect of the CTE system that we have in Ohio.  His vision and passion for CTE was unmatched. He was an avid supporter of CTE, attending functions and advocating for CTE every chance he could.


Click here to read his obituary.


Click here to read the article, "Educator Created Path to Get Training Jobs", from the Columbus Dispatch.

A Byrl Shoemaker Memorial Fund has been set up through Ohio ACTE.  All proceeds will be used to benefit career-technical and adult education.  All checks should be made out to Ohio ACTE and be sent to:



Attn: Byrl Shoemaker Memorial Fund

38 Commerce Park Dr., Suite D

Westerville, OH 43082

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