FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2019
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces North Carolina CTE Coordinator as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Brian Elliott, Career & Technical Education Coordinator for Cabarrus County Schools in Concord, North Carolina, as the recipient of the 2020 ACTE Region II Counseling and Career Guidance Professional Award. This award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals who have demonstrated commitment to connecting students with opportunities for success, shown innovation in career exploration and development, and have advocated for career and technical education (CTE) as a viable option for all students.
Brian Elliott is the Career & Technical Education Coordinator at Cabarrus County Schools in Concord, North Carolina. Elliott was the 2017-2018 NC Southwest Region Career Guidance Professional of the Year. He also served on the 2019 NC CTE Advisory Board, the SW Region 2019 CDC/SPC Conference Chair, the CCHS School Level School Improvement Team, the Cabarrus County Business Advisory Council and worked to revamped career pathways and modified blue print efforts. As a Career Guidance Professional, Elliott believes his impact on college and career readiness is most effective when empowering students and teachers to reach their goals, engaging students and teachers in the community, and equipping students and teachers with tools to succeed.
Elliott is one of five finalists for the 2021 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Thursday, December 3, during ACTE’s Virtual CareerTech VISION 2020. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, CareerSafe, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.
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, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals 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.