Time to Nominate an Educator or Industry Partner for a FLATE Award is NOW!

Time is running out for you to nominate someone for a 2012 FLATE award. August 31 is the deadline for all nominations. Every year we present awards to two of our Florida’s best teachers that support manufacturing. The third award recognizes an outstanding industry partners for their role in supporting a manufacturing related program.

Here is the line up again:

• Secondary educator of the year

• Post-secondary educator of the year

• Distinguished Industry Partner of the Year

Check out all of the FLATE award winners since 2007 at http://fl-ate.org/projects/awards.html. I am sure many of you know someone who would make a good candidate for one of the awards – so nominate someone today. A single nomination form is used for all three categories. It requires award category selection, contact information for the nominee, nominator and two references to verify the nominee. You also have to submit a 200-word statement outlining the reasons why the nominee deserves to be selected. The nomination form is simple and takes only a couple minutes. Remember they cannot win, if you do not take time to nominate!

AWARD NOMINATION and form can be found at http://fl-ate.org/projects/awards/index.html.

Winners in all three categories are selected by FLATE’s Industrial Advisory Committee awards committee in September. Winners will be recognized during the President’s Awards Banquet at the annual MAF Summit & Global Marketplace in December. Student success is often the result of great teachers working with great industry partners. Help us celebrate Florida educators who are making a difference in manufacturing education.