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National Leadership Fellowship Program

The Association for Career and Technical Education is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program. The deadline to apply is September 15. 11:59 p.m. ET.

Please note, the ACTE website member login is separate from the awards portal login. If you have never logged into the awards portal please select new user.

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The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to:

  • Establish a leadership development program for CTE Educators in ACTE and assist individuals in further developing their leadership skills in CTE and their involvement in professional associations. 
  • Provide an opportunity for CTE Educators to become familiar with and participate in the processes used by policy makers in the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and other public policies at the local, state, and federal levels. 
  • Identify, train and motivate a cadre of leaders who will continue to position ACTE as a leader in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce.

 Cohort for New Professionals

ACTE’s premier leadership development program, the National Leadership Fellowship Program, is expanding its offerings by recruiting a cohort of New Professionals!  The New Professionals Fellows will be targeted to members with 2-5 years CTE experience and will provide participants with the leadership, professional and policy skills they need to grow as a CTE and ACTE advocate!  As is the case with the original Fellowship Program, participants will receive a $1,000 stipend in addition to complimentary registration for NPS and VISION!  Interested members must apply via the ACTE Awards Portal; five participants will be selected, one representing each Region.  Applications are due September 15. 

PLEASE NOTE:  applicants for either program (the original Fellows or the New Professionals Fellows) must submit their application utilizing the online application.  The same application is used for both programs.