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Trade and industrial education prepares people for careers in a variety of trades, including carpentry, masonry, electrical and construction management; automotive technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; computer-aided drafting and manufacturing; and cosmetology. Division members are instructors of these subjects at the secondary and postsecondary levels, as well as university professors who prepare these teachers.

The Trade and Industrial Education Division was created to:

  • promote, at the national level, the philosophy and objectives of trade and industrial education
  • influence national policy affecting trade and industrial education
  • cooperate with organizations that support the philosophy and objectives of trade and industrial education
  • offer greater visibility to the problems and challenges of trade and industrial educators
  • promote and recognize the growth of trade and industrial education teachers in their professional development
  • promote the involvement of labor and management in trade and industrial education program and services
  • cooperate with federal and state authorities in promoting high standards and developing sound practices in trade and industrial education programs and services
  • promote growth and development of the SkillsUSA as an integral part of trade and industrial education programs and services
  • provide national meetings of trade and industrial educators and consultants for an exchange of ideas for the promotion, improvement, and expansion of trade and industrial programs and services

The ACTE Trade and Industrial Education Division is aligned with the following career clusters:

  • Architecture and Construction  
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications  
  • Government and Public Administration  
  • Human Services  
  • Information Technology  
  • Law, Public Safety and Security  
  • Manufacturing  
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics  
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics  

Full ACTE Division/Career Clusters Matrix

Organizations affiliated with the Trade and Industrial Education Division:

ASTS—Association for Skilled and Technical Sciences
AATII—American Association for Trade and Industrial Instructors
NAITTE—National Association for Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators
SkillsUSA

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Trade and Industrial Education Committee Representatives

Trade and Industrial Education Policy and Planning Committee

Trade and Industrial Education Board Report Archive

Trade and Industrial Education Policy Manual

Appendix A (nomination information)

2012 Policy & Planning Committee Minutes

2012 Business Meeting Minutes

Trade and Industrial Education Awards

Award Descriptions

Nomination Guidelines

Outstanding New Teacher Award Evaluation Criteria

Outstanding Teacher Award Evaluation Criteria

Outstanding Service Award Evaluation Criteria

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