2016 was a milestone year for NOCTI; we celebrated a 50-year history of serving those who train, educate, and validate our nation’s workforce! Each month, we took a moment to reflect, celebrate our milestones, recognize our national award winners, customers and collaborations, and highlight our staff’s years of service through a series of fun photos!
We encouraged our network to share their memories and congratulatory messages throughout the year and we are grateful for the kind words we received from so many. Our 50-year celebration concluded in Las Vegas at our annual reception during the CareerTech VISION 2016 conference.
We thank each and every one of you that took the time to celebrate with us. This remarkable journey would not have been possible without the amazing relationships we have been fortunate to create in the CTE community. Here’s to another 50 years!
Meet our 2016 National Award winners!
C. Thomas Olivo Outstanding Service Award
This prestigious award was established in 1980 and is named after one of NOCTI’s founding members. The Olivo Award recognizes test coordinators, administrators, state/national policy makers, or CTE association leaders for their work in advocating an equitable assessment system which uses technical assessment data to improve instruction.
Congratulations to Erick Lehet from Minnesota on receiving the 2016 C. Thomas Olivo Award. Mr. Lehet receives a $500 cash honorarium and a $250 gift certificate for NOCTI products/services. NOCTI congratulates Mr. Lehet on receiving this national honor and applauds his commitment and dedication to CTE!
For more details about the award and Mr. Lehet, click here.
Carl J. Schaefer Memorial AwardThe Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award was established in 2013 to honor Dr. Carl J. Schaefer. As a lifelong champion in CTE, Dr. Schaefer gained national recognition as a CTE educator and author. He was also one of NOCTI’s founding fathers. This award is a tribute to Dr. Schaefer’s memory and recognizes an outstanding CTE teacher and a CTE teacher candidate continuing their educational journey.
Congratulations to Justin Kuban from Pennsylvania and Kathleen Overholt from Indiana, who were named as the 2016 recipients of the Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award. The award recipients will receive $500 to be used toward tuition, room and board, books, or any other educational-related expense. NOCTI congratulates the recipients on receiving this national honor and applauds their commitment and dedication to CTE!
Click here to learn more about the recipients and this award.