Quality Association Standards Award
The mission of the Association for Career and Technical Education is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce.
The purpose of the Quality Association Standards is to provide benchmarks for state associations to determine levels of performance and satisfactory service to their members and prospective members. QAS should be useful to states in evaluating their basic organization and whether their leadership is providing minimum, average or superior programs for the membership. It is not intended to be a competition between states and/or to establish a "class system" of state associations, nor is it a system for rating the performance of a state’s executive director or volunteer leaders.
It is hoped that the QAS will prompt states to challenge themselves to improve and maintain the very best possible organization and leadership for their members within the association’s means. ACTE is committed to assisting state leadership in reaching Association goals.
The 2015 QAS applications are
due Oct. 15. Applications are only accepted via the Portal;
emailed/mailed applications will not be accepted.
An annual report is to be submitted by the affiliated states. The report form
is available as part of the QAS application or, for those not submitting a QAS
application, as a separate report. The annual report is due October
15. The annual report is only accepted via the Portal.
Congratulations to our past Quality Association Standards Winners!
Thank you for the time and effort you committed to
compiling your QAS application, and congratulations!
Who We Are
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.
What We Do
ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of
its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career
and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and
federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with
legislators and government leaders.
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