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Impact Awards
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The CTAT/ ACTE® Impact Awards recognize groups and individuals from the education, business and industry communities who enhance career and technical education by contributing to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE. Individuals or entities (from within or outside the field) that have contributed to the success and promotion of CTE, thereby positively impacting the image of CTE, are eligible recipients of these awards. The following awards are recognized annually at the Summer Conference.

The Business-Education Partnership Award
The 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. Eligible partnerships have been created within the last five years, are designed to support high-quality CTE programs, and exist between at least one educational institution and at least one business or industry representative group. Partnerships should be existing at the time of nomination and should have made a measurable/significant impact on student achievement and on the development of the local community and economy.

ACTE Champion for CTE Award
ACTE’s Champion for CTE Awards were created to recognize education leaders, business and industry executives, and thought leaders who support and champion CTE programs as a vital part of developing a prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. These awards showcase outstanding champions-from local leaders to national figureheads-who have leveraged their influence to expand, improve, and promote CTE.

CTE Showcase of Excellence

For any district/program that represents best practices and excellence in CTE through community partnerships, sustained excellence, innovation, transferability, cost effectiveness, student impact, and/or membership/activities. *This is a CTAT state level award only.*


• Each CTAT area can nominate two recipients for Business Education Partnership Award and Champion for CTE. Each area can nominate one CTE Showcase of Excellence recipient.
• A school board member, superintendent, member of congress, local advisory council member, post secondary educator, business or industry representative, district or program, or other persons who provide significant support to CTE programs in your area are eligible for this award.
• CTE administrators and guidance counselors are not eligible to receive this award.
• Area president or area awards committee representative will notify Lindsey Jost, of the nominees.
• CTAT does not provide travel funds for award recipients.

Nominees will be recognized at the area level at the discretion of the area president.

All nominations must be submitted by the area president by the May 1 deadline.


ACTE Nomination Process and Recognition

All nominations must be submitted on the ACTE Awards Portal by May 1. The application requirements can be downloaded here (note: this is not an application form; applications must be submitted electronically via the Awards Portal). Please be sure to check out our tip sheet for nominators: Writing a Strong Nomination. Nominees are reviewed at the national level only; winners are selected by the ACTE Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors in July. Awards are presented at the ACTE Awards Banquet during CareerTech VISION.

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