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ACTE Excellence Awards


2015 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 Excellence Award winners! Watch our interviews with them here.

The ACTE Excellence Awards promote excellence in career and technical education. Since 1954, ACTE has recognized 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. Click here to view the ACTE award winner archive.

Resources Are you interested in reading tips on how to write a strong award nomination, or looking for resources to help you manage your awards program? Check out these resources and more on the new Awards Resources page.  

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! 

ACTE Awards Banquet 

The Excellence Awards fall into two categories:

ACTE Member Awards

ACTE Image Awards
        The Member Awards recognize ACTE 
members who have contributed to the success 
of CTE through the quality of their work 
and their involvement in the CTE community.
           The Image Awards recognize groups and
   individuals from the education, business and
   industry communities that have contributed to
   the improvement, promotion, development
   and progress of CTE. Click here to learn more!


All Excellence Awards are administered by the ACTE 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. Applications for the ACTE Excellence Awards are accepted online via the ACTE Awards Portal.

Awards Portal

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

CareerSafe 2015  Safety Educator of the Year

This year, ACTE is proud to partner with CareerSafe on recognizing the importance of safety in CTE. The CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year award is presented to recognize the exemplary achievements in safety and health education. The award recognizes exceptional educators who have not only dedicated their time to prepare students for the future but to also help students recognize and mitigate workplace hazards in their chosen careers. Click here for more information on how to apply! Deadline for nominations is July 15, 2015

If you have questions about the ACTE Excellence Awards, please contact ACTE staff at awards@acteonline.org.

Awards Program Sponsors
ACTE would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the 2014-2015 ACTE Excellence Awards program!

CareerSafe 2015   Certiport_2014
Kuder_300w Express Employment Professionals
stratasys  ASVAB


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ACTE is proud to offer you an opportunity to develop the leadership skills of existing and potential leaders in your state association. The Leadership Development Task Force has developed a new state leadership training program to further develop current state and regional association leaders, while also exposing up and coming leaders to leadership development.

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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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