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Press Releases and Statements - 2016

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Dec. 20 ACTE, Advance CTE Congratulate Senator Tim Kaine on HELP Appointment
ACTE and Advance CTE are pleased to congratulate Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on his appointment to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
   
 Dec. 13 Candidates Selected for ACTE National Leadership Fellowship Program's 2017 Class
ACTE announces the selection of nine participants for its National Leadership Fellowship Program, which provides educators with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and involvement in professional organizations.
   
 Dec. 1 ACTE, NBPTS Partner to Promote High-Quality Career and Technical Education
ACTE and NBPTS have partnered to further serve CTE professionals and advance student outcomes.
   
Dec. 1 ACTE Announces Winners of 2017 Excellence Awards
ACTE congratulates the national Excellence Awards winners, who have all demonstrated excellence in career and technical education.
   
 Nov. 16 Hawaii Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with National ACTE
ACTE congratulated the Hawaii Association for Career and Technical Education for re-affiliating and unifying with the national organization.
   
Oct. 6 Las Vegas to Host 2016 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference
ACTE will hold its annual VISION conference in Las Vegas this year, where thousands of CTE professionals will gather for more than 300 professional development sessions.
   
Oct. 3 Chicago Area Media Tour Dates Announced for Career and Technical Education Programs
ACTE, IACTE to embark on a three-day media tour across the greater Chicago metropolitan area to highlight the importance of CTE programs and the opportunities available to area students.
   
Sept. 20 National CTE Associations Urge the Senate to Reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Act
Advance CTE and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) urge the Senate to continue its efforts to complete its work to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) this year.
   
Sept. 19 Virginia Beach Students Wins ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest
Matthew Gump, a senior at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, VA, has won ACTE's national student trophy design contest. His design will be featured at ACTE's annual VISION conference later this year to award national winners.
   
Sept. 14 National, North Dakota Associations for Career and Technical Education Announce Statewide Town Hall Tour
ACTE, NDACTE to embark on a five-day statewide town hall tour to highlight the importance of CTE in growing North Dakota's economy and meetings its workforce demands.
   
Sept. 13 National CTE Associations Applaud House Passage and Urge Senate to Reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Act
ACTE and Advance CTE applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing legislation to update and reauthorize the Perkins Act. The two organizations also called on the U.S. Senate to prioritize Perkins reauthorization before the end of the year.
   
Sept. 13 ACTE Announces National Award Finalists
ACTE announces the regional winners of seven different awards. The regional winners now move on as national finalists to be named as national winners on November 30 at VISION.
   
Sept. 9 Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with National ACTE
ACTE congratulated the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education for its decision to unify with the national organization.
   
Sept. 8 National CTE Associations Urge Congress to Reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Act
ACTE and Advance CTE urge Congress to act on Perkins reauthorization before the end of the 114th Congress
   
Aug. 30 ACTE Statement on Results of PDK Education Poll
ACTE executive director LeAnn Wilson's statement on the results of the 48th annual PDK education poll showing strong public support for enhancing and expanding the access and availability of CTE programs.
   
Aug. 16
DuPont Named 2017 ACTE Business of the Year
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors announce the 2017 ACTE Business of the Year: the DuPont Company. 
   
Aug. 16
Bob Funk Named 2017 ACTE Business Leader of the Year
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors announce the 2017 ACTE Business Leader of the Year: Bob Funk of Express Employment Professionals.
   
Aug. 16
Jerry Ellner Named 2017 ACTE Champion of the Year
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors announce the 2017 ACTE Champion of the Year: Jerry Ellner, national director of high school development for Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
   
June 28
National CTE Organizations Weigh In on House Perkins Reauthorization Efforts
ACTE and Advance CTE today commended the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s release of the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act,” a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
  
May 25
ACTE Announces Region I Excellence Award Winners, National Award Finalists
 The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Region I Excellence Awards
   
March 17 Michigan ACTE Unifies with National Career and Technical Education Association
The national Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) congratulates the Michigan Association for Career and Technical Education (MI-ACTE) on its decision to formally unify with the national organization.
   
Feb. 9 Obama Administration Emphasizes Skills Training in Final Budget Request, CTE Leaders Say More Needs to Be Done
ACTE and NASDCTEc today responded to President Obama’s final budget request to Congress, which proposed to invest billions of dollars in efforts designed to prepare students and workers for success in the global economy.
   
Jan. 21 CTE Remains a Top Priority for State Leaders in 2015
Today, ACTE and NASDCTEc released, "State Policies Impacting CTE: 2015 Year in Review." The report provides a comprehensive scan of all newly passed policies impacting CTE across the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
   
Jan. 8 350 Employers, Industry and Education Organizations Call on Congress to Renew the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
Today, 350 employers, industry associations, education organizations, and other key stakeholders throughout the nation called on Congress to strengthen the primary federal investment in CTE. 
   
Jan. 5 ACTE Announces 2016 Board Election Results
ACTE announced today the election results for new members of the organization's Board of Directors.

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