In 1978, Norma Miller, principal of Carver Career and Technical Education Center in Charleston, created the first youth apprenticeship program in the nation. Now retired, Ms. Miller devoted her career to developing various school-to-work programs and initiatives, providing students with training and apprenticeship for employment in industries ranging from environmental technology to food service. In 1986, she initiated West Virginia's first district-level Services to Business and Industry program, for which she opened a unique training facility in a local shopping mall. Ms. Miller also acquired industry-specific technology at Carver, such as radiographic equipment for aspiring dental assistants, a computerized patient medication records system for pharmacy technicians and a hydroponic system for agricultural scientists. Ms. Miller left Carver to become Assistant Superintendent for Secondary and Technical Education for Kanawha County Schools. She then moved to the W. Va. State Department of Education as Executive Director of Program Services. She retired from that position.
1977 West Virginia State College, B.A.