Florida Association for Career and Technical Education

​54th Annual Conference & Trade Show










We are accepting Award Nominations at this time! Please submit information for the award(s) of your choosing as directed in our  Annual Awards Packet.The deadline for the awards has been extended to October 9, 2020. We are so excited to read your submission  and honor our 2020 award winners at the 54th Conference and Trade Show!


Here are summaries of all our awards:

FACTE CTE Superintendent of the Year
To recognize an exceptional district superintendent who has dedicated their career in education to leading students towards growth and excellence with an unwavering dedication to improving the quality of education in their districts.
Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions towards building an efficient school system with the goal of encouraging student success.  

Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame was established to perpetually recognize our most outstanding and distinguished professional career and technical educators and support professionals, organizations or businesses who have made a long-term significant impact on the field of career and technical education in Florida.

FACTE Teacher of the Year (President’s Award/Outstanding CTE Educator) – ($500.00)
To recognize a full-time adult or CTE teacher who is 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, shall have performed active service above his/her regular educational duties to adult or CTE within the state of Florida and shall have performed service to FACTE, their professional organization.

FACTE Outstanding New Career and Technical Education Teacher (Rookie Award) – ($500.00)
This award will recognize a beginning adult or CTE teacher who has made an outstanding contribution through his/her special enthusiasm, quality of work, and student performance.
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.

FACTE Outstanding Teacher in Community Service – ($500.00)

To recognize teachers 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.

Joe Mills/Carl Perkins Humanitarian Award
To recognize individuals who have made outstanding meritorious contributions of state or national significance to the improvement, promotion, development, and progress of career and technical education. This award was established in 1987 in honor of the late Rep. Carl Perkins for his consummate dedication to the goals of CTE and the profession throughout his career. This award is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the same humanitarian efforts exemplified by Rep. Perkins.
The award will be presented to individuals whose careers have been marked by actions that have enabled career and technical education programs to respond more fully to the individual needs of those requiring assistance in achieving more productive lives. This award will be given only to individuals whose contributions have been of state or national significance. Only under unusual circumstances will more than one award be presented in any one year.

Outstanding Career and Technical Education Student Award – Secondary Level ($500.00)
To recognize outstanding students in a secondary career and technical education program and who have been active in their programs, their schools, and their communities

Outstanding Career and Technical Education Student Award – Post - Secondary Level ($500.00)
To recognize outstanding students in a post-secondary institution who is majoring in a career and technical education program and who have been active in their programs, their schools, and their communities.

The Florida Special Needs Association Student Scholarship ($500.00)
The Florida Association of Career and Technical Educators will provide a $500 Scholarship, in FSNA’s name, to a special needs vocational student who has made an outstanding contribution to vocational education and meets the criteria below. Members of special populations include individuals who are academically or economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient, students pursuing nontraditional careers, students with disabilities, single parents and displaced homemakers, single pregnant women, and criminal offenders. The scholarship is to be awarded yearly at the FACTE conference.

Outstanding Apprentice Award Joint/Non-Joint ($300.00 ea.)
To recognize outstanding apprentices in a registered apprenticeship program and who have been active in their programs and their communities.

“CTE Made Good” Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize former career and technical education students who have made significant accomplishments in the areas of business, industry, policy, etc.

FACTE/Career Academy Division (CAD) “Academy Innovation Award”
To recognize exemplary practices in interdisciplinary learning strategies, community involvement programs (business partnership, higher education), special events, grant delivery systems, and other innovations.

Business Partnership Award
To recognize a person in business or industry for the highest meritorious contribution to the improvement, promotion, development, and progress of career and technical education in the state of Florida.