DATE: January 19, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

2017-2018 Career and Technical Education - Creating Excellence Awards Application

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), is pleased to announce the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Creating Excellence Awards for 2017-2018.  The secondary and postsecondary awards recognize excellence in the following categories: CTE exemplary programs, advisory committees, and business and industry partnerships.  There are three levels of recognition: local, regional, and state.  The secondary and postsecondary awards ceremony will be conducted jointly for the regional and state winners.

Attachment A contains the following: Fact Sheet; 2018 Local Certificate of Recognition; CTE Secondary Program Award Application; Secondary Advisory Committee Award Application; and the Secondary Business and Industry Partnership Award Application.  The application and selection timeline are as follows:

School divisions are encouraged to showcase their “excellence in CTE.”  Thank you for your continuing support of career and technical education.

If you have questions, please contact Helen G. Fuqua, Awards Coordinator, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, at or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.



  1. Secondary Application Packet