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National Policy Seminar 2016


Build a Stronger Perkins Act at

National Policy Seminar 2016

February 29-March 2

Crystal Gateway Marriott-Arlington, Virginia


Voice your CTE programming needs as Congress kicks off Perkins reauthorization efforts!

  • Participate in meaningful and productive discussions on strategies for creating a stronger Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) in its next iteration 
  • Communicate to policymakers on the crucial role Perkins and effective CTE programs play in providing career exploration and opportunities for students nationwide
  • Educate your congressional leaders about your local CTE programming needs and success stories
  • Celebrate and proudly present “I am CTE” to policymakers on Capitol Hill



Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Phone: 703-920-3230

The rate is $254.00 single/double, and all rates are subject to Virginia tax of 10 percent per room, per night. Mention NPS 2016 when booking your room at the Marriott.

Register by January 29th and Save!

by 1/29
after 1/29
Member      $375     $395
Non-member     $465     $495
Student     $120     $130

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2015 Recap

The 2015 National Policy Seminar was a great success! Thank you to all attendees and presenters for your part in taking skills to the Hill! This year's conference was focused on helping CTE stakeholders gain the skills needed to effectively make the case for CTE with federal policymakers, and to collectively show Congress that CTE is all about building the skills students need for successful futures. Follow-up materials are available below. To learn about the 2015 National Policy Seminar, and to take download presentations and important documents, please visit the 2015 NPS page.

Future Seminars:

National Policy Seminar 2017
March 13-15, 2017
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia

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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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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.


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