2023 ACTE Impact Award Winners

The 2023 Impact Award winners stand out for their dedication to furthering career and technical education (CTE). These groups and individuals exemplify the qualities of true leadership from the business, industry and education communities. We are proud to showcase their accomplishments and recognize them for their contributions to CTE.


There are two new Impact Awards presented nationally:

The Business-Education Partnership Award
ACTE’s Business-Education Partnership Awards were created for business and education leaders who understand that economic livelihood is linked to the success of career and technical education (CTE) programs. Businesses and CTE programs across the country have already created successful partnerships that support student achievement, economic and community development, quality of life and more. ACTE is dedicated to supporting and recognizing best practices in CTE business-education partnerships. For more information, click here.

ACTE Champion for CTE Award
ACTE’s Champion for CTE Awards were created to recognize education leaders, business and industry executives, celebrities and thought leaders who support and champion CTE programs as a vital part of developing a prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. The words and actions of a few dedicated and influential individuals have the power to further best practices, foster supportive policies, and shape a more positive public opinion of CTE. These awards showcase outstanding champions-from local leaders to national figureheads-who have leveraged their influence to expand, improve, and promote CTE. For more information, click here.


Do you know a business leader, organization or CTE champion who deserves recognition? Learn more about nominations for ACTE’s new Business-Education Partnership Award and the Champion for CTE Award.