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National Policy Seminar 2016



Voice Your CTE Issues and Policy Priorities at 

National Policy Seminar 2016

February 29-March 2 • Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, Virginia



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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.

NPS 2016

  • Hear updates on legislative and regulatory issues impacting CTE from congressional leaders, Administration officials and Washington insiders.
  • Join Members of Congress and congressional staff for a special NPS offsite event.
  • Influence CTE-related legislation and funding through visits with policymakers, including dedicated time for Capitol Hill meetings.
  • Educate your congressional leaders about your local CTE programming needs, using event resources to help you make your case. 
  • Participate in engaging discussions on Perkins reauthorization and all the issues likely to impact your program in 2016.

Future Seminars:

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





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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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