ACTE was founded in 1926 when a Coca-Cola cost a nickel, Calvin Coolidge was president and 10 years after the federal government began funding "vocational education" through the Smith-Hughes Act. We've come a long way!
Here's a snapshot of our history through the years from the 75th Anniversary issue of Techniques magazine, published in February 2002.
- A New Association is Born
- Answering the Call to Duty
- The Times They Are A-Changing
- A New Age of Technology
- An Association is Reborn
Who We Are
The Association for Career
and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit
education association dedicated to the advancement of education that
prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE
has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators,
administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in
planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the
secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy,
public awareness and access to information on career and technical
education, professional development and tools that enable members to be
successful and effective leaders.
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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