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Carter named to post in Department For Workforce Investment
Press Release Date:  September 13, 2004
Contact:  Stan Lampe
(502) 564-6606

Lewis D. Carter, Jr. has been named deputy executive director of the Office of Career and Technical Education in the Education Cabinet’s Department for Workforce Investment by Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher. 

Appointed to the position in August 2004, Carter brings broad experience to his job having been involved in a variety of positions in education and workforce training.  During his 28 years in education, he has served as a classroom teacher, coach, coordinator, assistant principal, principal and director in the Monroe County school district. 

“I am delighted to have someone with Lewis’ background and enthusiasm join our Office of Career and Technical Education,” said Commissioner Laura E. Owens, Department for Workforce Investment. “In our department, we are stressing that education is a life-long activity. That certainly has been the case in the life of Lewis Carter.”

A graduate of Somerset Community College in 1972, Carter then earned a bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University in 1975.  He continued his postsecondary education, receiving a master’s degree in education administration at Western Kentucky University in 1980.  He has received a Rank I in educational leadership, administration and supervision, secondary and elementary principalship in 1983 at Western Kentucky University, and advanced studies in administration in 1990.

"For my entire professional career, a rule of mine has been to put the good of the student first,” Carter said. “It is our responsibility as technical education administrators and educators to provide our students with the formula for success, by working closely with business and industry representatives to stay abreast of new technologies to train our future workforce. In addition, we will work with local school districts to ensure our students receive academic credit for technical programs."

Raised in Monroe County, Ky., Carter is married to Sheila Dickerson Carter.  They have two children, Dallas Moses and Kela Inell.

The Office of Career and Technical Education is an agency of the Education Cabinet, which coordinates learning programs from P-16, and manages and supports training and reemployment functions in the Department for Workforce Investment. For more information about our programs, visit, or or call 502-564-6606.


Last updated: Monday, September 13, 2004