Browse the available awards below, view the nomination form, and start to think about who you could nominate next year. To sponsor an award or if you have any questions about the awards or the nominations process, please contact the Awards Committee via email. The awards are now announced at the November AGM. The NEW deadline for submission is October 15, 2021 (This is subject to change depending upon the covid-19 situation). Please note, the deadline for the Dick hopkins award is June 11, 2021.
OCTE Excellence in Teaching Award - Elementary
Purpose: To recognize an Elementary Teacher who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the presentation and integration of technological education into the Science and Technology curriculum and who is dedicated to the promotion of STEM Education.
OCTE Excellence in Teaching Award - Secondary
Purpose: To recognize a Secondary Teacher who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the delivery and promotion of Technological Education through the delivery of curriculum and the organization/participation in events that promotes technological education to students, parents, colleagues, and the community.
Technological Education Leadership Award
Purpose: To recognize an individual who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the promotion and furtherance of Technological Education at a school, board, and provincial level.
Criteria: Current member of OCTE and the Ontario College of Teachers; actively develops, implements and supports Technological Education through the development of creative and engaging technological education programs; Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the furtherance of technological education through active involvement at the school, board and provincial level e.g., leadership roles, school board consultant, Ministry of Education curriculum development; Demonstrates a commitment to professional development and life-long learning.
OCTE Certificate of Recognition
Purpose: To recognize an individual, group or organization who has shown outstanding support for and contributed to the continued development of Technological Education.
Purpose: Initiated by OCTE and Skills Ontario Canada to recognize an outstanding technical educator in recognition of Dick’s active participation and promotion of Skills competitions and events.
Criteria: Chosen by a selection committee. Click here to view the application.
Dick Hopkins Award-Mario Blouin retired CSCDGR
Teaching Excellence-Secondary-David Fitt SCDSB, Richard Waters OCDSB
Certificate of Recognition-Jennifer Parrington DDSB
Technological Education Leadership-Kevin Caughlin HDSB (retired)
Technological Education Leadership Mike Mol Limestone DSB, Paul Fraser retired Durham Catholic DSB
OCTE Excellence in Teaching – Secondary Mike Doyle District School Board of Niagara,Rick Jarvie Halton DSB, Kathleen vonEuw Huron Perth Catholic DSB
OCTE Excellence in Teaching – Elementary Hillary Rogers-Myhal Durham Catholic DSB, Lindsey Howes Upper Canada DSB
OCTE Certificate of Recognition Gord Nicholls BMP Metal products and mentor to Halton DSB
Dick Hopkins Award Bill Fetter Greater Essex County DSB
Technological Education Leadership- Chris Arnold, HDSB, Paula Walker, OCDSB
OCTE Excellence in Teaching: Secondary- Doug Doey, GEDSB, Wade Richardson, HDSB, Serge Remillard, SCDSB
OCTE Excellence in Teaching: Elementary- Kieth Baker
Dick Hopkins Award- Jacob Smith, DDSB
Certificates of Recognitions-Deborah Mates, CWB Welding Foundation, Richard Do Couto, ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Dick Hopkins Award- Colin DeRaaf, CLAC
Technological Education Leadership - Dave Lewis
Certificates of Recognition - Dave Kipp, Mike Sampson, Ramil Andaya
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary - Ingrid Munson
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary - Tyler Graham
Dick Hopkins Award - Kevin Shea
Technological Education Leadership - Mike Sewell Limestone DSB
Certificates of Recognition - Randy Lindsey Toronto DSB, Collin Wilson Toronto DSB
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary - Richard Michaud - Conseils des ecoles catholique de langue francaise du Centre-Est
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary - Tom Mercante - Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic DSB
Dick Hopkins Award - Glenn Ellis OCDSB
Technological Education Leadership Peter Svec - Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic DSB
Certificates of Recognition Tom O’Brian Hamilton Wentworth DSB, Debra Erkkila Hamilton Wentworth DSB, Tom Mercante Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic DSB,
Darrin Saywich Duffering Peel Catholic DSB
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary Pamela Pillon Thames Valley DSB
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary Mark Flanagan Huron Perth Catholic DSB, Rich Neufeld Hamilton Wentworth DSB
Dick Hopkins Award - David Lewis Halton DSB
Technological Education Leadership Kevin Kilinskas PPCDSB, Wayne Cramp TVDSB, Terry Hoelke RCDSB, Jeff Piro AMDSB
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary Darren Foy Rainbow DSB
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary Jeff Ste. Marie TVDSB, Rob Collings AMDSB, Steve LeBel GECDSB
Dick Hopkins - Paul McDonough OCDSB
Dick Hopkins Award - Ray Morrison, Bluewater DSB & Cheryl Lovell, Greater Essex County DSB
Technological Education Leadership - Bob Moulton
Certificate of Recognition - Michelle Ouellette, Ryan Wineberg
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary Ian Darling
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary Roy Smith
Dick Hopkins Award - Dario Rossit, Greater Essex County DSB & Randy Dyck, Waterloo Region DSB
Technological Education Leadership - Gary Berscht, Kevin Shea
Certificate of Recognition - Paul Cheeseman, Mike Mariano, Dave Kipp, Tom Mlekuz
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Elementary Terry Wilkinson
OCTE Excellence in Teaching - Secondary Ed Zombeck, Michael Gretzinger
Ontario Cosmetology Teacher of the Year - Annette Ryan
Dick Hopkins Award - David Graves, Halton DSB & Bud Halpin, Bluewater DSB
Dick Hopkins Award - Sergio Borghesi, Niagara Catholic DSB
Dick Hopkins Award - Robert Darling, Grand Erie DSB
Dick Hopkins Award - Dan Krotsch, Waterloo Catholic DSB
Dick Hopkins Award - Bob Chambers, Limestone DSB
Dick Hopkins Award-Kevin Graham, Niagara
District School Board
Dick Hopkins Award-Mike Sewell, Limestone District School Board