Educators and industry partners are encouraged to nominate an outstanding colleague for an OCTE Award. Recipients will be recognized at our OCTE Spring Conference taking place May 9th - 11th, 2024 at the Lamplighter Inn in London, Ontario. The Awards Gala will be hosted the evening of May 10th.
You can find the nomination form here.
Please note that nomination for the joint Skills Ontario and OCTE Dick Hopkins Award require an additional nomination form, three letters of reference and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All award nominations are due March 8, 2024.
There are several different awards:
OCTE Excellence in Teaching Award - Elementary
Purpose: To recognize an Elementary Teacher who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the presentation and integration of technological education into the Science and Technology curriculum and who is dedicated to the promotion of STEM Education.
Criteria: Current member of OCTE and the Ontario College of Teachers; develops and implements creative and engaging technological education components into the Science and Technology curriculum in particular and their daily curriculum in general; Demonstrates a commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
OCTE Excellence in Teaching Award - Secondary
Purpose: To recognize a Secondary Teacher who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the delivery and promotion of Technological Education through the delivery of curriculum and the organization/participation in events that promotes technological education to students, parents, colleagues, and the community.
Criteria: Current member of OCTE and the Ontario College of Teachers; teaches a technological education course, develops and implements creative an engaging learning experience through the delivery of their course/program; demonstrates a commitment to the furtherance of Technological Education at the school and board level by promoting careers in technology through apprenticeship, co-op programs, post-secondary education programs and other career pathway activities; Demonstrates a commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
Technological Education Leadership Award
Purpose: To recognize an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the promotion and furtherance of Technological Education at a school, board, and provincial level.
Criteria: Current member of OCTE and the Ontario College of Teachers; actively develops, implements and supports Technological Education through the development of creative and engaging technological education programs; Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the furtherance of technological education through active involvement at the school, board and provincial level e.g., leadership roles, school board consultant, Ministry of Education curriculum development; Demonstrates a commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
Technological Education Ambassador
Purpose: To recognize an individual, group or organization who has shown outstanding support for and contributed to the continued development of Technological Education.
Criteria: Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to supporting and promoting technological education through one or more of the following activities: mentorship, active involvement in technological education events, curriculum development; providing professional development opportunities; support of apprenticeship or co-op programs; sponsorship of student projects
Dick Hopkins Award
Purpose: Initiated by OCTE and Skills Ontario Canada to recognize an outstanding technical educator in recognition of Dick’s active participation and promotion of Skills competitions and events.
Criteria: Chosen by a selection committee. Click here to view the application.