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Virginia ACTE is an affiliate of the national Association for Career and Technical Education.

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Awards and Grants

Virginia ACTE Excellence Awards`

Virginia ACTE Excellence Awards guidelines have been changed to align with ACTE’s new award requirements and procedures.

Find application forms for Excellence Awards on Virginia ACTE’s Awards Portal page.

Also, ACTE’s Excellence Awards page provides

  • tips for applicants on how to write a strong award nomination
  • guiding principles from the national awards committee on ensuring fair practices in the awards processes
  • resources on using the Awards Portal
  • and more.

The final submission date is November 1.

ACTE Image AwardsACTE Image Awards

The ACTE Image 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. These awards go directly to ACTE for reviewing and the deadline is May 1.

Grant Applications

Building Awareness Campaign Grants
Virginia ACTE is providing two $500 grants to CTE teachers for the development of an awareness campaign for parents, stakeholders, and/or policymakers about their class, department, school, or school division’s CTE programs or career pathways. Deadline to apply: July 1.

Teacher Licensure Reimbursement Grants
Virginia ACTE is providing up to ten reimbursement grants to assist CTE teachers with the cost of the Praxis licensure assessment. Grants will be awarded to ten licensed teachers, including career switchers, who have accepted employment as CTE teachers, or teachers who will be switching to teach CTE courses, and who have passed, within the past six months or are scheduled to take, the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators assessment. Successful CTE teachers may apply for reimbursement of the Praxis assessment not to exceed $120 by completing the application below and providing supporting documents. The grant also includes one year of free membership in Virginia ACTE, which includes services and resources provided by the association. Deadline to apply: June 1.