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Award Winner Benefits


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Award finalists and winners with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at VISION 2013.

National Excellence Award winners enjoy the following benefits:


  • A personalized trophy presented to you on stage in front of 400+ Awards Banquet guests
  • Name published in Techniques  
  • A filmed interview with ACTE
  • Personalized business cards printed with the ACTE logo and your award
  • A press release sent to your institution/company, state association and Region vice president
  • Your name and bio published on ACTE's website


  • $500 cash prize (for sponsored awards)
  • A one-year complimentary membership to National ACTE
  • Complimentary registration for CareerTech VISION (reimbursed for Member Award winners after VISION)


Is there a secret CTE hero in your institution or community? Help us bring CTE out into the spotlight by nominating yourself or a colleague for an ACTE Excellence Award! For more information on the Excellence Awards and how to apply, visit our awards homepage


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The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.

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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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