The ACTE® Excellence Awards promote excellence in career and technical education. Since 1954, ACTE has recognized those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand CTE programs. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ACTE: they embody the core values of serving their students and being committed to CTE. Learn more about our past winners.
Are you interested in reading tips on how to write a strong award nomination, or looking for resources to help you manage your awards program Check out these resources and more on the new Awards Resources page.
The Excellence Awards are presented at the ACTE Awards Banquet in conjunction with ACTE’s CareerTech VISION. Please join ACTE and more than 400 banquet attendees at this event celebrating career and technical educators who make a difference in students’ lives every day!
All Excellence Awards are administered by the ACTE Awards Committee, which comprises one representative from each of ACTE’s five Regions and a chair. The Awards Committee is responsible for recommending awards programs to the Association’s Board of Directors, setting criteria for awards, reviewing applications, recommending award recipients to the Board and overseeing all aspects of the recognition program for award winners. Applications for the ACTE Excellence Awards are accepted online via the ACTE Awards Portal.
Other ACTE Awards & Contests
In addition to the ACTE Excellence Awards, ACTE also presents the following: