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ACTE Outstanding Career and Technical Educator


Individuals who are currently employed as full-time baccalaureate career and technical teacher educators, administrators, program specialists and other individuals involved in career and technical education other than full-time classroom/laboratory teachers are eligible recipients for this award. A nominee should have been involved in some capacity in the Association for Career and Technical Education activities at the state, regional and/or national levels and must have been a member of ACTE at the time of nomination to the Region level.

Application Procedures
Each ACTE awards nominee must first compete in their state and Regional awards competitions prior to being considered for the ACTE member award. All materials sumbitted electronically through the regional awards committee chairs to the ACTE awards committee (Items 1-6 in one single PDF file, photo in separate JPG file). Regional awards committee chairs can provide applicaiton deadlines and other details. Each nominee shall be evaluated on the following components:

  1. ACTE Excellence Awards Program Application 
  2. [Section A] Description of innovative programs and/or significant accomplishments in career and technical education
    • Maximum two pages
    • Written in 1st of 3rd person
    • Paragraph format
  3. [Section B] Description of career and technical education memberships and/or affiliations in career and technical education (to include leadership responsibilities and activities)
    • Maximum one page
    • Written in 1st of 3rd person
    • Paragraph or list format
  4. [Section C] Description of community involvement (to include industry/business partnerships, community activities and/or contributions)
    • Maximum one page
    • Written in 1st or 3rd person
    • Paragraph or list format
  5. [Section D] Share a personal story of significance in career and technical education
    • 500 words or less
    • Written in 1st person
    • Paragraph format
  6. [Section E] Letters of Support (2)
    • Supervisor
    • Employee who reports to the nominated educator
  7. Photo. Digital photo should be high resolution, JPG format and separate attachment from ACTE Excellence Awards Program application. (The photograph is used for publicity purposes only).
  8. Interview

All procedures must be followed for an application to be considered. The completed materials should be submitted to the ACTE prior to the March 1 deadline indicated by all Regions.

The interview specifications will be provided to the Region winners/ACTE national nominees.

The deadline is March 1 for states to submit their state winners for Regional consideration. State and Region competition information is listed on thestate/Regional pages.

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The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.

What We Do

ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.


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