Ede Slovin is an experienced and dynamic trainer with a wonderful sense of humor who has trained for IWITTS since 1999. She consistently receives outstanding training participant reviews. Her hands-on experience in the technical education and gender equity fields makes her uniquely qualified to deliver training for IWITTS.
Since 2006, Ms. Slovin has served as the Executive Director of the Options! Program, a community-based organization for Empowerment, Education and Employment. Under her leadership, the organization, which has provided education, employability and life skills services to over 600 men and women, many of them displaced homemakers, has achieved a phenomenal job placement success rate of 92% for its clients.
From 1995 to 2005, Ms. Slovin served as Director of the New Directions program at Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida, assisting single parents, displaced homemakers and single pregnant women in earning a degree or certificate. With Ms. Slovin at the helm, the program provided education and placement services to over 1,000 women and 30 men. New Directions had a 100% job placement rate and 38% of the placements were in nontraditional occupations for women! She also recruited and supported over 200 volunteer mentors.
Ms. Slovin has received many awards including Most Outstanding Director and Most Outstanding Program from the Florida Education and Employment Counsel for Women and Girls and the Most Completers, Highest Fund Raiser and Highest Retention awards from the State of Florida’s Outstanding Coordinator’s Recognition Program.
Ms. Slovin’s numerous affiliations, past and present, include:
- Past President of the Florida Vocational Association
- Past President of the Florida Equity Association
- Past Vice President of Women Work, Membership and Development
- University of Central Florida Women’s Resource Center, Development Chair
- President Bush’s 9/11 Law, Public Safety & Security Commission, Education Chair
- Past Board Chair, Grove Drug Counseling and Rehabilitation Center
- Past Board Member, Coalition for the Homeless
Ms. Slovin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida, and an Associate of Arts Degree from Seminole Community College, and she attended law school at St. Thomas University.
Ms. Slovin has conducted WomenTech workshops for IWITTS since 2001 from coast-to-coast for both the community college level and secondary schools, including:
- Henry County School District, McDonough, GA
- Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Project Lead The Way, New York, Tennessee
- University of Arkansas, Ft. Smith, AR
- West Virginia Council of Community and Technical Colleges, Charleston, WV
IWITTS workshop attendees around the country have given Ms. Slovin great reviews. Here is just a sample:
“Ede, great two days! Thank you so much for being flexible enough to give us a customized program. You did exactly as we asked and I so appreciate it!” -- Monieca West, Perkins Federal Program Manager, Arkansas Department of Higher Education
“Ede presented wonderful ideas on recruiting and retention, but the key was the ideas were specific and pragmatic, not just vague.” -- Andrea Clark, Department Coordinator, Industrial Technologies Department, Kirkwood Community College Training, Cedar Rapids, IA
“Ede is very knowledgeable on the topic” -- Amy Beldon, University of Virginia Training
“Very Motivational” -- Jaime Blaney, University of Arkansas Training
“The data, methodology, and personal deportment of the presenter created a positive learning climate for participants in South Central Louisiana” -- Doug Chance, Supervisor, Acadia Parish Schools Training, Crowely, LA
“This was one of the best -- if not the best equity training sessions I’ve ever attended and I attended a lot. I got a lot of ideas and strategies to use.” -- Attendee, State of Kentucky, Department for Technical Education Training
If you would like to schedule a WomenTech Educators workshop with Ede Slovin at your school or in your state, please contact us.