2021 National ACTE Counseling and Career Development Professional Award Winner

December 3, 2020
Contact: Megan Kmiotek

ACTE Announces Washington Student Services Coordinator as 2021 National Award Winner

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Nora Zollweg, Student Services Coordinator at Bremerton School District/West Sound Technical Skills Center in Bremerton, Washington as the 2021 National ACTE Counseling and Career Development Professional Award winner. 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 CTE as a viable option for all students.

Nora Zollweg is a Student Services Coordinator at West Sound Technical Skills Center in Bremerton, WA. Zollweg earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Western Washington University, Master’s Degrees in Organizational Leadership and Human Resources from Brandman University, plus a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a Principal’s endorsement from Western Governors University. She also completed her CTE Director’s training through OSPI and holds a CTE Directors credential. Zollweg served as the President of the Washington Association for Career Counseling & Employment Readiness (WA-CCER- Career Guidance) and served on the WA-ACTE Executive Board.

Zollweg was one of five finalists for the 2021 national title. The national winner was announced at the ACTE Virtual Awards Gala, the first virtual award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event took place on Thursday, December 3, during ACTE’s Virtual CareerTech VISION 2020. The Awards Gala was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox, eDynamic Learning and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.


About ACTE
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.