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ACTE administers the following awards at the national level:

ACTE Awards:

The ACTE Excellence Awards recognize exceptional individuals who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community. There are seven Member Awards:

  • ACTE Teacher of the Year, sponsored by Express Employment Professionals
  • ACTE Career Guidance Award, sponsored by the U.S. Army
  • ACTE Administrator of the Year
  • ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year
  • ACTE New Teacher of the Year
  • ACTE Teacher Educator of the Year
  • ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award
  • ACTE Lifetime Achievement Award

Click here to learn more and apply!

The ACTE Impact Awards recognize groups and individuals from the education, business and industry communities that have enhanced CTE by contributing to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE. There are three Impact Awards:

  • ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award
  • ACTE Champion for CTE Award

Click here to learn more about the Business-Education Partnership Award

Click here to learn more about the Champion for CTE Award


Achieve 100 Award:

This award is presented to schools and institutions that have 100% ACTE membership among their career and technical education staff. All CTE staff must be ACTE members by December 31. Applications are due February 1. 


Click here to submit an application!


Public Policy Awards:

These awards are administered by ACTE’s Public Policy Department and approved by the ACTE Board of Directors. They are presented at ACTE’s annual National Policy Seminar each spring.

Advancing Career and Technical Educators Symposium:

ACTE Advancing Career and Technical Educators Symposium

The Association for Career and Technical Education is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the ACTE Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium. 

Click here to learn more!


If you have questions about any of the programs on the Awards Portal, contact ACTE staff at mzarcone@acteonline.org.