Cliff Weiss Essay Contest
The Association for Career and Technical Education announced the topic for the Cliff Weiss Essay contest in the memory of former ACTE Senior Director of Communications Cliff Weiss (1951-2004). This year’s topic for secondary and postsecondary students is “How is CTE an investment in your future?”
In the essay, students will illustrate how career and technical education (CTE) has helped them enter or make strides towards a challenging career field or postsecondary education. ACTE will use these essays to inform policymakers, parents and educators about CTE’s role in preparing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in today’s global economy.
The contest is open to secondary and postsecondary students taking at least one course in CTE. The essays should be between 400-600 words, in Microsoft Word format, one entry per person, and e-mailed by Friday, February 12, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org. A secondary and postsecondary student winner will each receive an award of $250 in addition to having their essay published in ACTE’s Techniques Magazine.
For complete rules on the contest, please visit ACTE’s Web site at http://www.acteonline.org/essaycontest.aspx or contact Sabrina Kidwai at email@example.com. Winners will be announced at the end of February.