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New Advocate of the Year Award Recognizes ACTE Members

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October 23, 2013

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New Advocate of the Year Award Recognizes ACTE Members

ACTE’s Public Policy Department has launched a new award to recognize those ACTE members whose advocacy actions are making a positive impact for CTE on Capitol Hill.

ACTE’s public policy staff is always working to build relationships on Capitol Hill to garner support and introduce beneficial legislation for CTE, and we rely on our members to supply a local perspective and personal stories about CTE in every congressional district.

Our work with legislators this year has resulted in the introduction and amending of legislation on topics such as career counseling, middle school career exploration, CTE innovation and CTE funding. These accomplishments are supported by the engaged, local advocacy efforts of ACTE members.

The new Baird-English Advocate of the Year award will be presented annually to recognize those ACTE members who have worked to enhance CTE in federal policy over the past year through their advocacy efforts. Advocacy activities may include meeting with federal policymakers or their staff, conducting program visits for Members of Congress, or writing op-eds or letters to the editor for local media.

To qualify for the award, individuals must be an active ACTE member and have advocated for CTE issues to federal policymakers within the past calendar year. Nominations may come from ACTE’s Public Policy Department, Board of Directors, state associations or individual members. Additionally, individuals may nominate themselves.

For additional information on the award, please visit the award web page. To nominate yourself or another ACTE member, please visit the ACTE awards portal by January 1.

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