ACTE Techniques February 2012 : Page 56

INSIDE AC t E Convention and Career Tech Expo is now CareerTech VISION. It is the only inter -national summit on excellence in career and technical education. With its ground -breaking format and educator focus, this dynamic event will help you form new partnerships with business and industry. Earn critical continuing education units, connect with colleagues and experience the exciting future of CTE. Catch the VISION—because together, we make it work! We hope to see you November 29–December 1, in Atlanta, Georgia, for the inaugural CareerTech VISION 2012. Stay tuned for more information. heard. At the 2012 ACTE National Policy Seminar, you will have the opportunity to connect with legislators who need to see us, understand us—and remember us. When you attend NPS, you invest in our future by helping our leaders appreciate the critical importance of CTE nation -wide. To register, visit www.acteonline. org/nps.aspx . NOW Is the Time to recognize excellence in CTe Do you know someone who would be an ideal candidate for one of the ACTE Excellence Awards? The National ACTE Excellence Awards Program gives you the opportunity to nominate someone who is a model educator. Send an e-mail to awards@acteonline.org with his or her name, contact info and the award for which you would like to nominate him or her. ACTE will let the individual know that he or she has been nominated. These awards are submitted by a nominator who is an ACTE member in good standing. The details for each award can be found on the ACTE Web site. The nomina -tion deadline for these awards is May 7. The awards up for grabs are: ACTE Image Award; Lifetime Achievement Award; Award of Merit; and the Carl D. Perkins Outstanding Service Award. For more information on ACTE’s Awards Program, please visit www.acteonline. org/awards.aspx#Nominated . Share your CTe Month Celebrations Happy Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month 2012. This year’s theme is CTE: Careers Through Education ! It’s not too late to get tips and ideas about what to do for CTE Month. ACTE has ideas to help you plan and publicize activities at www.CTEmonth.com . We also have products to enhance your CTE Month promotions, and student-produced video public service announcements that you can share to reinforce the message of CTE Month. Please share what you did for CTE Month with Techniques magazine by contacting semeagwali@acteonline.org. CTe WOrKS! Get the Message Out at NPS Join us in March for the 2012 ACTE National Policy Seminar, March 5-7. This event will beef up your advocacy skills, give you an opportunity to hear from na -tional leaders in education and meet with important Members of Congress. CTE WORKS— This is the message that D.C. needs to hear. As a CTE professional, you understand the significance of our work. Now is the time to make your voice aCTe announces New Career Guidance award ACTE is pleased to announce the creation of the national Career Guidance Award to recognize school counselors/ career development professionals who are currently making significant contributions in CTE programs in their communities and/or states.This national award, sponsored by Kuder, Inc., is designed to highlight those school professionals who are responsible for guiding students in their educational and career pursuits. The first national Career Guidance Award www.acteonline.org aCTe’s CareerTech VISION 2012 Summit unveiled Looking to the future, we’re happy to announce some exciting changes that will begin this year. The ACTE Annual 56 Techniques Februar y 2012

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