The OkACTE Diversity Action Committee meets quarterly to discuss, communicate and create collaborations in ongoing and upcoming initiatives and events that support the goal of enhancing the environment for diversity, inclusion and equity across the Oklahoma Career Tech System.

Accepting Applications Now for the Kaleidoscope Award!
The Kaleidoscope Award has been established to recognize those entities that embrace and promote diversity. Sincere commitment to processes and activities that promote a pluralistic campus, community, or agency must be demonstrated. These processes and activities must be aimed at developing, improving, and promoting awareness of and opportunities for integrating multiculturalism, gender equity, and those with physical disabilities into career and technology education programs.

EXAMPLES of processes and activities may be, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Minority Intern/Extern programs.

  • Implementing strategies to enhance job placement and upward mobility that reflect a diverse population.

  • Diversity education and/or in-service programs for staff.

  • Incorporating diversity within print and/or visual media such as curriculum, brochures, recruitment materials, etc.

  • Developing processes and/or activities for recruiting and retaining a professional, multicultural staff.


  • Applicant must be a member of ACTE, Oklahoma ACTE, their Oklahoma ACTE Division and be actively engaged in CareerTech.

  • Project/Activity must have been started or completed within the current fiscal or calendar year

  • Applicant must furnish evidence that the project/activity has been incorporated into the school/division/agency/individual’s regular processes, activities and/or responsibilities.

  • Applicant must demonstrate that project/activity is “above and beyond” and not a part of regular job duties.

  • A previous Kaleidoscope Award winner may reapply each year with new processes/activities and is eligible for all other Oklahoma ACTE (ACTE) awards.

Deadline: May 1

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