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ACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher


Individuals who are currently employed as full-time classroom/laboratory teachers in a career and technical education program other than at the baccalaureate level are eligible for this award. Nominees must have taught for a minimum of three but not more than five years and must be new to the teaching profession, not just new to career and technical education. Applicants may be in their sixth year of teaching at the time of application. 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 and a state association 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 this ACTE member award. All materials must be submitted 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 application 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 or 3rd person
    • Paragraph format
  3. [Section B] Description of career and technical education memberships and/or affiliations (to include leadership responsibilities and activities) 
    • Maximum one page
    • Written in 1st or 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
    • Student or Parent
  7. Photo. Digital photo should be high resolution, .JPG format, separate attachment from the 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 the state/Regional page.


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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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The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.


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