About the IACTE Awards

The Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education Awards Program seeks to promote excellence in career and technical education by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand career and technical education programs.

The Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education awards seek to promote excellence in career and technical education by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field, programs that exemplify the highest standard and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand career and technical education programs. 

With simple award applications and an online application process, it is easier than ever to recognize excellence among our members.  If you have questions, please contact Chris Kendall or Peggy Miller, IACTE Awards Committee Co‐Chairs, at ckendall@perfectpeoria.com or gpmiller92@yahoo.com.

 

 

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IACTE Member Awards

Criteria

These awards recognize excellence and dedication within the field of career and technical education among our association members. We seek to commemorate exceptional individuals who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community. 

The nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria: 

  • Accomplishments and innovations that exhibit the quality of the candidate for the award 
  • Contributions to the CTE community (can include activities within their institutions, communities, IACTE and other organizations)

Eligibility

  • IACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award
    Individual IACTE members who have displayed a dedication to the improvement of CTE’s impact on the lives of individuals and communities
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  • IACTE Teacher of the Year
    Full‐time classroom/laboratory CTE teachers at middle or secondary school level
  • IACTE Administrator of the Year
    Full‐time administrators, program specialists, coordinators and other CTE personnel/staff
  • IACTE New Teacher of the Year
    Full‐time classroom/laboratory CTE teachers at the middle, secondary or postsecondary school level with three to five years experience
  • IACTE Lifetime Achievement Award
    Individual IACTE members whose dedicated contributions have been identified with the work and purposes of the association over an extended period of time
  • IACTE Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year
    Full‐time classroom/laboratory CTE teachers at the post-secondary level.

IACTE Image Awards

Purpose

The IACTE Image Awards recognize groups and individuals from the education, business and industry communities that enhance career and technical education by contributing to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE. Individuals or entities (from within or outside IACTE) that have contributed to the success and promotion of CTE, hereby positively impacting the image of CTE, are eligible recipients of these awards. While there is no membership eligibility restriction for applicants, all nominations must be made by an IACTE member. 

Criteria

The nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria: 

  • Significant accomplishments related to CTE that have contributed to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE 
  • Actions that have enhanced the growth and quality of CTE

Awards

  • IACTE Business Leader of the Year
    For leaders and executives from the business community who have demonstrated a solid and   sustained commitment to improving CTE
  • IACTE Business of the Year
    For businesses and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to CTE through their partnership and staunch support of CTE 
  • IACTE Champion of the Year
    For any individuals or entities for the highest meritorious contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE professionals

All Application Requirements

Applications for these awards must include the items below (incomplete applications will not be considered):  

  • Applicant contact & membership information (all candidates must be IACTE members for at least one year to further their competition)
  • Letter of Introduction (should not exceed 350 words in length) including the following:
    • A  brief overview of the applicant (ie. short biography/background information)  
    • A brief summary of the candidate’s qualifications for this award  
  • Support information (should not exceed 1000 words in length) to summarize the strengths of the candidate for this award including the following:
    • Accomplishments/innovations that exhibit the quality of the candidate 
    • Contributions to the CTE community (can include activities within institutions, communities, or IACTE and other organizations)
  • Letters of Support to include the following: 
    • Two letters recommending the candidate as relates to his/her qualifications for the award
    • Two letters from the following: a supervisor, a parent/guardian, a student, an employee, or a community leader 
  • Photo/headshot of the candidate: should be digital, high resolution (at least 300dpi), and submitted in .jpg format. Files 2MB or larger are preferred. (Note: photographs will be used for publicity purposes only.)

Applications should be submitted electronically on the ACTE Awards Portal, https://acte.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/IL/home  by December 15, 2017.  State winners will be selected by the IACTE Awards Committee.  State winners will be commemorated at the Awards Banquet during the 88th Annual IACTE Conference and Annual Meeting, February 15, 2018. Winning applicants permit IACTE to use and edit content of the application for promotional activities.

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