This prestigious award, named after one of the founders of NOCTI, was established in 1980. The purpose of the award is to recognize 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. Each year nominations are accepted from the CTE community and are reviewed by a committee representing NOCTI staff, the Board of Trustees, and the Consortium of States. The Olivo Award recipient is typically announced at the NOCTI Reception held in conjunction with the Annual ACTE Convention.
C. Thomas Olivo Outstanding Service Award
Selection of the Olivo Award recipient is based on the following criteria:
Demonstrated expertise and active participation in occupational competency assessment, especially using NOCTI materials
Knowledgeable about and a contributor to NOCTI programs and/or services
Dedication and commitment to processes, products and applications of occupational competency assessment programs and services
Personal qualities of leadership (vision, effective communication, dynamic interpersonal skills, positive attitude, high ethics) which promote good interpersonal relationships, especially in reference to advancing NOCTI
Credibility based on recognition by peers as a sound leader with visibility on the local, state, regional or national level
Active participation in and contributions to professional organizations
The C. Thomas Olivo Award recipient will receive a $500 cash honorarium and a $250 gift certificate for NOCTI products/services.