Send in your Nominations for the 2016 FLATE Awards

Time is flying and the 2016 FLATE Awards deadline for nominations are coming soon!

FLATE's Distinguished Manufacturing Service Recognition Program, hosted by the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education-FACTE, brings recognition to both secondary and post-secondary educators as well as recognizes key personnel for outstanding contributions to promote technology education and career awareness in support of manufacturing.

Awards Categories

2016 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award
The FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year award recognizes a high school educator for outstanding contributions to manufacturing and/or engineering technology education. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs and have shown a professional commitment towards manufacturing industry.

2016 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award
The FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award

recognizes a community college or technical school educator for outstanding contributions to manufacturing and/or engineering technology education and training of today’s advanced manufacturing workforce. Nominees for the award must have demonstrated an impact on technology education at the local, state, and/or national level.

2016 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Partner Service Award
The 2016 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Partner Service Award recognizes key personnel for outstanding contributions to promote technology education and career awareness in support of manufacturing. This award includes nominees working in any manufacturing area such as economic development, industry, education and administration. Awardees must have demonstrated an impact on technology education at the local, state, and/or national level. The award represents FLATE’s commitment to recognize colleagues who made significant contributions to the outreach, education, and training of today’s advanced manufacturing workforce.



Awards Timeline


  • December, 2015 – Awards criteria published at FACTE.org/Awards
  • March 1 to April 15, 2016 – Online Nomination form I (To be completed by nominators.)
  • May 1, 2016 – Online Nomination form II. To be completed by nominees
  • May 1, 2016 – Nominations close
  • May 31, 2016 – Award selections are made by FLATE IAC-FACTE award Committee
  • June 5, 2016 – Award recipients and principal nominators are notified of their selection
  • July 25-27, 2016 – Awards ceremony

FLATE Awards will be presented during The 50th Annual FACTE Conference & Trade Show held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa in Orlando, Florida. For more information and to submit a nomination by May 1, 2016, visit http://fl-ate.org/programs/flate-awards/ or visit http://www.facte.org/conference---events.html


Special Thanks to FLATE Awards Sponsors