Title: Director of Trade and Apprentice Education
Company: Henry Ford Community College
Location: Riverview, Michigan, United States
Edward C. Allard, director of trade and apprentice education at Henry Ford Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in industrial education.
With more than 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Allard was the director of trade and apprentice education for Henry Ford Community College from 1973 to 2000. Prior to obtaining this role, he held a number of other positions with the school, including training supervisor from 1969 to 1973 and instructor of industrial education from 1967 to 1969. From 1965 to 1967, Mr. Allard was a teacher with Dearborn Public Schools and, from 1962 to 1965, he was a teacher with Melvindale-North Allen Park Public Schools. Earlier in his career, he was a layout detailer and designer with various engineering companies from 1958 to 1962.
Mr. Allard first pursued an education with Cass Technical High School, completing the drafting curriculum in 1954. He then joined the University of Detroit, completing coursework from 1954 to 1955. He continued his studies with Wayne State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in industrial education in 1962 and a Master of Science in industrial education in 1968. A military veteran, he also serviced with the Michigan Air National Guard from 1954 to 1962. Mr. Allard is certified as a secondary permanent teacher and permanent vocational teacher in the State of Michigan.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Mr. Allard has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the Michigan Educators Apprenticeship and Training Association, the Henry Ford Community College Administrators Association and the Grosse Ile Power Squadron. Mr. Allard has also been active with Rotary International and Kiwanis.
Throughout his career, Mr. Allard has been recognized for his contributions, including having been honored for 36 Years of Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Service by the Grateful Staff of the Trade Apprenticeship Division of Henry Ford Community College. The Dearborn Sunshine Rotary Club named him a Rotarian of the Year, and he was given the Senior Member Award for Meritorious Service by the U.S. Power Squadrons. Mr. Allard was also presented with the Certificate of Meritorious Service by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship Training and Labor Services Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
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