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Daniel Cosgrove Receives 2022 Outstanding Industry Educator Award from the Explore the New Manufacturing Program

The Explore the New Manufacturing Program announced today that Daniel Cosgrove has been recognized with an Outstanding Industry Educator award for his dedication in the classroom.  Cosgrove is a teacher at Calhoun Middle High School, where he teaches social studies. Cosgrove will receive a $500 award designated for classroom enhancement.  He will also be presented with a commemorative wooden plaque and gift basket featuring products made in West Virginia. Procter & Gamble Company, a Gold Patron, along with Technimark, a Bronze Patron, are sponsors of the 2022 awards.

“West Virginia needs educators, mentors, and friends like Daniel Cosgrove,” commented David Wjciechowicz, Maintenance Supervisor at Belle Chemical Company.  “His students are engaged, excited, and interested in education and career opportunities that will help our state meet future demand and shine on the open market.”

Launched in 2020, the Emerging Elite in Manufacturing and Outstanding Industry Educator awards celebrate the skills and dedication of students and educators across West Virginia. "Because of Mr. Cosgrove’s leadership and dedication, Calhoun County Middle High School is not only an active participant in Explore the New Manufacturing programming, but it has also developed a simulation module that lets students try out various roles within the workplace,” said Program Director Monica Cross, who oversees the Explore the New Manufacturing Program on behalf of the West Virginia Manufacturing Association Educational Fund’s efforts to create student awareness and excitement about careers in manufacturing and the training opportunities for these positions in their local areas. “Daniel is committed to providing meaningful career exploration experiences for his students, which is vital in keeping young folks in West Virginia and creating the highly skilled workforce needed in today’s advanced manufacturing setting.  We are honored to recognize Mr. Cosgrove for his commitment." 

OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY EDUCATOR awardees are making positive impacts in the classroom. Student success is often the result of a dynamic teacher who inspires pupils to work harder to pursue a rewarding future. Awardees have championed students in manufacturing-related technical and STEM courses and participate in the Explore the New Manufacturing or other affiliated programs.       

Cosgrove’s award is part of Explore’s Emerging Elite in Manufacturing and Outstanding Industry Educator awards. Profiles of all award recipients will be available on the Explore the New Manufacturing website after they have been announced.

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