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2017 Cengage Learning Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Winner
Tom Millard (right)

Tom Millard, from Warren Tech in Lakewood, Colorado, was awarded the $2500 Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award at the 44th annual NACAT Conference.

The annual Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award is granted to an instructor who demonstrates innovative and effective use of technology in the classroom. Sponsored by textbook publisher Cengage Learning, and administered by the NACAT Education Foundation, the award is a tribute to Jack Erjavec for his contributions to automotive education. Jack is the author of the best selling automotive textbook, Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, and is the Today’s Technician Series Editor as well as is the lead author, series editor, or contributor to dozens of other Cengage books. Jack has also been an officer in many automotive-related training and education associations, including NACAT, and has been awarded numerous honors throughout his career.

Millard is an innovator when it comes to integrating technology in the classroom and utilizing digital resources. His students and colleagues are grateful for his efforts to continuously improve, and a peer illustrated how Millard’s dedication leads him to work at the school during weekends and vacations so he can prepare lessons and learn new technology. Beyond accolades from peers, if student appreciation is any indication of Millard’s impact, it is clear that he is definitely an educational leader. Manuel Villalobos, Warren Tech Auto Tech Class President, states, “I have had the privilege to know Mr. Millard for three years now. In those three years he has not only been an instructor to me but also a mentor. At any given moment he is always willing to share knowledge, on or off the clock. While his passion for automotive technology is immense, it is prevalent that teaching is his true calling. He is an advocate for all students in the program, and the program itself. He is a caring person with a consistant happy attitude that is truly contagious.”

2017 Cengage Learning Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Winner
Tom Millard (right)

Tom Millard, from Warren Tech in Lakewood, Colorado, was awarded the $2500 Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award at the 44th annual NACAT Conference.

The annual Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award is granted to an instructor who demonstrates innovative and effective use of technology in the classroom. Sponsored by textbook publisher Cengage Learning, and administered by the NACAT Education Foundation, the award is a tribute to Jack Erjavec for his contributions to automotive education. Jack is the author of the best selling automotive textbook, Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach, and is the Today’s Technician Series Editor as well as is the lead author, series editor, or contributor to dozens of other Cengage books. Jack has also been an officer in many automotive-related training and education associations, including NACAT, and has been awarded numerous honors throughout his career.

Millard is an innovator when it comes to integrating technology in the classroom and utilizing digital resources. His students and colleagues are grateful for his efforts to continuously improve, and a peer illustrated how Millard’s dedication leads him to work at the school during weekends and vacations so he can prepare lessons and learn new technology. Beyond accolades from peers, if student appreciation is any indication of Millard’s impact, it is clear that he is definitely an educational leader. Manuel Villalobos, Warren Tech Auto Tech Class President, states, “I have had the privilege to know Mr. Millard for three years now. In those three years he has not only been an instructor to me but also a mentor. At any given moment he is always willing to share knowledge, on or off the clock. While his passion for automotive technology is immense, it is prevalent that teaching is his true calling. He is an advocate for all students in the program, and the program itself. He is a caring person with a consistant happy attitude that is truly contagious.”

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