The Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the Career, Technical and Adult Education profession through its Awards Program. Nominations are accepted in seven different categories, including two Awards to recognize non-educators who have contributed and/or promoted Career Technical Education through their activities.
Nominations for the following Ohio ACTE Awards are open to any Ohio ACTE member in good standing, which means annual dues must be paid and up to date. Both nominee and nominator must be a member in good standing of Ohio ACTE. Nominations must be submitted electronically at www.ohioacte.org or by completing the nomination form included in this document.
OATFACS Division Awards:
OATFACS will give their own divisional awards for each of these categories. The nominees will be submitted first to Ohio ACTE to be considered as award winners. Then all the FCS nominees will be considered as OATFACS Division winners.
Teacher of the Year Award - The purpose of this award is to recognize teachers who are providing outstanding career and technical education programs for youth and/or adults in their respective fields and communities. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote career and technical education.
Outstanding Career and Technical Educator - The purpose of this award is to recognize career and technical educators, other than full-time classroom/laboratory teachers, who have recently provided or are currently providing significant contributions to professional associations and career and technical education programs for youth and/or adults in their career fields, communities and/or states. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs; and/or improvement, promotion, research or development of programs related to career and technical education.
Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher - This award is meant to encourage new teachers to remain in the profession. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs and have shown a professional commitment early in their careers.
Outstanding CTAE Professional in Community Service - The purpose of this award is to recognize educators with significant accomplishments and outstanding leadership in programs and activities that promote community involvement. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward training, motivating, and inspiring their peers and students to become involved in programs and projects that benefit their communities.
Image Award (non-educators eligible) - The Image Award recognizes “celebrity” individuals who have brought positive attention to the career-technical and adult education fields, thereby enhancing the image of career-technical and adult education and career and technical educators.