Career and technical education is not an educational delivery method unique to the United States. Understanding and working internationally to develop effective ways for all students, regardless of language, race, ethnicity or physical location, to learn valuable skills is vitally important to the ever-growing global economy. The Association for Career and Technical Education works to ensure that the CTE expertise the United States possesses remains valued and well-respected throughout the world.
ACTE is compiling information and reflections on CTE in other countries. Help us add to this resource by e-mailing information or personal stories to Online Communications Manager Jenn Jacyna.
Former ACTE Executive Director Jan Bray joined Bryan Albrecht, president of Gateway Technical College, and Roger Tadajewski, president of BEPG Inc. and executive director of the National Coalition of Certification Centers, for a delegation to Morocco to meet with CTE providers in that country and learn how they train automotive instructors. Read all about it in Techniques!
Partnering for Global Impact: A Case Study in Success: Career and technical education programs know the value and importance of effective partnerships. In this case study, you will learn about how a group of CTE providers worked with business partners and educational organizations to train automotive instructors in Morocco. Join Bryan Albrecht and Roger Tadajewski to learn about how this unique certification program came to be and the impact it is having. Learn how administrators, instructors and leaders from Gateway, Shoreline Community College (Washington), Snap-on Inc., ACTE, BEPG and NC3, along with the school in Morocco, are working toward common goals. Learn more and get prepared for this event by listening to a companion podcast.
ACTE also works with a number of national and international groups to keep the United States in the global dialogue surrounding CTE. Please continue to visit this site to learn and read about ACTE's international activities.
International Vocational Education and Training Association
UNESCO: International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Central America and the Caribbean
Russia and Eastern Europe
Middle East and North Africa