ACTE Image Awards
The ACTE Image Awards recognize groups and individuals from the education, business and industry communities who enhance career and technical education by contributing to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE. Individuals or entities (from within or outside the field) that have contributed to the success and promotion of CTE, thereby positively impacting the image of CTE, are eligible recipients of these awards. While there is no membership eligibility restriction for applicants, all must be nominated by an ACTE member. Click here to view the 2015 Image Award winners!
There are three Image Awards presented nationally:
ACTE Business Leader of the Year
This award celebrates the contributions and achievements of an executive from the business community who has demonstrated a solid and sustained commitment to improving career and technical education.
ACTE Business of the Year
This award celebrates businesses and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to career and technical education through their partnership and staunch support of CTE professionals.
ACTE Champion of the Year
This award recognizes individuals and entities, from within or outside the Association, for the highest meritorious contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of career and technical education.
All nominees are evaluated based on the following criteria:
accomplishments related to CTE that have contributed to the improvement,
promotion, development and progress of CTE.
that have enhanced the growth and quality of CTE.
considerations for the above can extend to sponsored programs, publications,
financial support, and other activities.)
For more information
on how applications are scored, please see the ACTE Image Awards Scoring Rubric.
All nominations must be submitted on the ACTE Awards Portal by May 1. The application requirements can be downloaded here (note: this is not an application form; applications must be submitted electronically via the Awards Portal). Nominees are reviewed at the national level only; winners are selected by the ACTE Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors in July. Awards are presented at the ACTE Awards Banquet during CareerTech VISION.
||2015 ACTE Business Leader of the Year
President, Realityworks Inc.
"Mr. Boettcher lives, breathes and promotes the value of bridging educational leadership with business involvement," says Scott Jameson, Director of Marketing for Realityworks. "He is a shining example of what can occur when business leaders champion CTE and the value it brings." Click here to read more.
||2015 ACTE Business of the Year
Emerson Climate Technologies
For the past 17 years, Emerson Climate Technologies has partnered with regional career and technical schools to provide equipment, funding, and marketing support for programs that prepare the next generation of industry workers in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) sector. Click here to read more.
||2015 ACTE Champion of the Year
Mayor, City of Austin, Texas
"Our CTE opportunities are a direct result of the tireless dedication of city employees, nonprofit organizations and community volunteers to make Austin a friendly atmosphere for hardworking students. The success of these programs in Austin is a testament to the commitment our residents have made to educate our young people," said Mayor Leffingwell. Click here to read more.