Innovation of the Year Award for Learner Engagement

The IACET Honors The Andromeda Academy of Construction Trades for its contribution to the field of Continuing Education & Training

Itzel Zarate, Jake Toth, and Jailyn Correa, members of the Andromeda Academy of Construction Trades team.


At a virtual Awards Ceremony on September 24, 2020, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) awarded the Andromeda Academy of Construction Trades LLC with the IACET Innovation of the Year Award for Learner Engagement, during its 2020 Annual Conference.

The IACET, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the CEU (Continuing Education Unit) this year, selected the Andromeda Academy of Construction Trades to receive the prestigious award among many high-quality training schools in the United States.

IACETs CEO, Casandra Blassingame said “The IACET Awards Program showcases the best of the best of the nominations presented. Continuing Education and Training providers who earn the IACET Accreditation Standing undergo a rigorous peer-review process that sends a message to their respective industries that they have met or exceeded Standards developed and sanctioned by ANSI.”

In his acceptance speech, Jake Toth, director, thanked the IACET 2020 Awards Committee for this honor, and expressed his deepest respect to the staff and faculty of the Andromeda Academy, and John Kalafatis, founder, “without whom this accomplishment would not have been possible,” and shared the “five ingredients” of the program’s success leading to this award: clearly defining goals; transparent communication; encouraging creative thinking; instilling a sense of ownership; eliminating ineffective action.


Other awards

This year, IACET’s Exemplar Training Organization Award went to the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs, while the IACET Innovation of the Year Award for Technology Integration went to the NextWave Safety Solutions.

In addition to Accredited IACET Provider, the Andromeda Academy of Construction Trades is a NYC Buildings (DOB) Approved Training Provider, an SSPC Official Training Provider, and an AIA Continuing Education Provider. For more information, please visit www.andromedaacademy.com