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Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division



Learn more about the PACE Division from Andrea Pogue!

The Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education is committed to providing career and technical educators high-quality information and services responsive to your needs as a training and employment professional. The Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division strives to keep pace with the latest trends in technology, education and legislation in order to produce quality workers for a competitive workforce. In addition to the great benefits through ACTE, members of the Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division receive additional benefits tailored to their needs.

The Postsecondary Education Membership Task Force identified the top four needs of postsecondary educators as indicated in two surveys.

  1. Marketing of programs and/or institutions
  2. Developing better integration with workforce development groups
  3. Helping students with job placement after graduation
  4. Having access to data to articulate the value of a career-focused education

To help fulfill those needs, ACTE has assembled postsecondary, adult and career educator resources. Check them out today, and share your own suggestions as we seek to build this burgeoning group of educators!

Read the PACE Division's Fall 2012 newsletter!

Congratulations to the 2015 ACTE Postsecondary Teacher of the YearDr. Janet Burns!
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Do you know a postsecondary educator who deserves recognition?  Learn more about the Postsecondary Teacher of the Year and how to apply in your state. 

Members of the Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division and their classification are varied by state and include community college instructors, teacher educators, adjuncts, contract trainers, adult education faculty, subject matter experts of business and industry, teachers, counselors, administrators, placement officers, economic developers, adult basic education instructors, sex equity coordinators, literacy instructors and financial aid officers. Our collective goals is to promote quality career and technical training that improves the economic success of those we serve.

These professionals bring to the table a wide array of approaches to preparing individuals for employment. Through many networking opportunities, members and their agencies and institutions can gain an informed, focused perspective on the rapidly changing job market—and learn new ways to equip clients and students with in-demand job market skills.

The Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education was called the Adult Workforce Development Division until March 2011, when the Board of Directors voted to change the name to better reflect the makeup of the Division's membership. Prior to that, the Division was known as the Employment and Training Division until December 1999, when the name was changed with the approval of ACTE's Assembly of Delegates.

The ACTE Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division is aligned with the following career clusters:

  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Human Services
  • Marketing, Sales and Service

Full ACTE Division/Career Clusters Matrix

Meet Andrea Pogue

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Committee Representatives

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Policy Committee

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Leadership and Policy Manual

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Report to the Board

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Awards

Postsecondary, Adult and Career Educator Resources

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Postsecondary, Career and Adult Education Division Benefits

ACTE provides educators a number of great benefits. In addition, members of the PACE Division receive:

Postsecondary Education Resources

These resources for the postsecondary, adult or career educator include professional development, research, advocacy and industry tools, plus classroom resources and models for working with business and industry partners.


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