Frank Reid of Ridgeland (center) is being recognized by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation as Mississippi’s top adult craft instructor of the year. Joining him at the recent awards banquet are MCEF representatives (from left) Mike Barkett, Brent Bean, Reid, Patrick Etheridge and Gary Beeland.
Frank Reid of Ridgeland (center) is being recognized by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation as Mississippi’s top adult craft instructor of the year. Joining him at the recent awards banquet are MCEF representatives (from left) Mike Barkett, Brent Bean, Reid, Patrick Etheridge and Gary Beeland.
Frank Reid of Ridgeland is Mississippi’s adult craft instructor of the year.

Presented annually by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation, the prestigious award recognizes top-performing craft instructors and schools for their hard work and dedication to vocational education.  

Reid, who was recognized at the recent Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractor’s Merit Awards Banquet, is hailed statewide for his innovative teaching style that brings course curriculums to life. Highlighting the benefits and opportunities of each trade, he creates understanding that leads to productive and rewarding careers.

“Frank is an interactive instructor who uses relevant examples from real-life experiences to teach his students,” said MCEF President Mike Barkett. “We congratulate him for going above and beyond to prepare our students for career and technical professions and for ensuring that Mississippi has the resources required to support its growing construction and manufacturing industries."

The mission of the non-profit MCEF is to promote careers, recruit capable individuals and train a quality workforce for the construction industry in the state of Mississippi. MCEF also offers workforce training and credentialing in construction, industrial maintenance and manufacturing trades.

Learn more about MCEF at http://mcef.net.