Now Accepting Nominations for ATEC Student and Educator of the Year

Recognizing the student of the year and teacher of year are two of the most important events ATEC does in highlighting the best of the best in each category.

The James Rardon Aviation Maintenance Technician Student of the Year Award, presented by ATEC in collaboration with JSfirm.comSnap-on, and the Northrop Rice Foundation will see its 25th award winner next year recognizing outstanding achievement of a full-time aviation maintenance technician student. The award goes to a student who has made a direct impact on classmates, school or  community as demonstrated through academics and actions. 

In its 33rd year, The Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement of an aviation maintenance technology instructor either for a single event or long-term outstanding performance as an educator. 

The award honors one of ATEC’s founding fathers, a man who provided leadership for the organization for more than 50 years. In his role at Northrop Rice Foundation, Livi had a passion for providing guidance to aviation and maintenance students and laid the foundation for ATEC to grow and develop into what it is today. His life - spanning nine decades - is a testament to what can be achieved through dedication, hard work and a commitment to serving others. Outstanding achievements can be based on initiative and creativity, attitude and performance, education and training and how these attributes influenced the nomination and the benefits and effects of his or her achievement.

Award recipients will receive awards including a monetary award and complimentary registration to attend the ATEC Annual Conference in Tucson where they will be recognized during the award luncheon.

The deadline to submit nominations is February 1, 2024.