Nominations Open for 2016 FLATE Awards!

FLATE and the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education (FACTE) are working
together for the 2016 recognition program. FLATE’s Distinguished Manufacturing Service Recognition Program, hosted by 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. This award includes nominees working in any manufacturing area such as economic development, industry, education and administration.

FLATE award winners are selected from submitted nominations from around the state. FLATE awards are judged by an awards committee made up of industry representative of our FLATE Industry Advisory Committee and FACTE.

Awardees will be selected under three criteria:

  • Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award 
  • Distinguished Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award 
  • FLATE Distinguished Partner Manufacturing Service Award 
Awards Timeline
  • December, 2015: Awards criteria published at 
  • January 4, 2016: Nomination Open 
  • March 1, 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 presented during The 50th Annual FACTE Conference & Trade 
The awards will be held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa in Orlando, Florida. For more information about FLATE Awards criteria visit FACTE’S award page.For more information visit, or contact Dr. Marilyn Barger at

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