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(2014 Excellence Award winners and finalists with Sec. Arne Duncan at CareerTech VISION 2013)

Congratulations to the 2014 Excellence Award winners! Click here to view the winners.


Check out our brand-new ACTE Excellence Awards brochure, available for download here.


The ACTE Excellence Awards promote excellence in career and technical education. ACTE recognizes those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand CTE programs. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ACTE: they embody the core values of serving their students and being committed to CTE. 

The Excellence Awards are presented at the ACTE Awards Banquet in conjunction with ACTE’s CareerTech VISION. Please join ACTE and more than 400 banquet attendees at this event celebrating career and technical educators who make a difference in students' lives every day! 

The Excellence Awards fall into two categories:

  • Member Awardsfor association members who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community
  • Image Awards (formerly the Nominated Awards)for groups and individuals from the education, business and industry communities that have contributed to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE
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All Excellence Awards are administered by the Association’s Awards Committee, which comprises one representative from each of ACTE’s five Regions and a chair. The Awards Committee is responsible for recommending awards programs to the Association’s Board of Directors, setting criteria for awards, reviewing applications, recommending award recipients to the Board and overseeing all aspects of the recognition program for award winners. 

Do you see areas of improvement for the ACTE Excellence Awards? See here to submit a request to create or modify an award.

Other ACTE Awards & Contests
In addition to the ACTE Excellence Awards, ACTE also presents the following:

For questions about the ACTE Excellence Awards, please contact the awards liaison.

Awards Program Sponsors
ACTE would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the 2014 ACTE Excellence Awards program!


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The ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program began in 2009 as an Opportunity Fund project initiated by the ACTE Board of Directors. As of 2011, three classes of Fellows have completed the program. In summary, the ACTE Fellowship Program is an instrument to provide professional development, policy knowledge and leadership development.  


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