Annual Report


A Commitment to CTE Success

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“Membership in a professional organization is an investment in your professional credibility.” —National Association of Independent Writers and Editors

Thank you, thank you and thank you for your involvement with the Association for Career and Technical Education. ACTE is the largest association (with almost 25,000 members) representing career and technical education (CTE) in the United States. We strive to be YOUR voice on a local, regional and national level. People ask me why. Why should I become a member of ACTE? My number one response is this, “There are many reasons but most important is ACTE advocates for YOU on a national level — especially when it comes to advocacy and funding with legislators.” From HigherEd Jobs: “An association is a synergistic group, meaning that the effect of a collection of people is greater than just one person.” That is ACTE. Together, as a group, we can sustain the future and promote the growth of career and technical education programs in our schools. Thank you to the teachers, support staff and administrators who support ACTE. It is important that we continue to demonstrate the importance of active membership in our professional association and its many benefits, through events, online communications and seminars. ACTE members are encouraged to take part in the organization’s leadership programs and to make good use of the valuable resources made available to them. How else do we expect the new generations of CTE professionals to find merit in their career and technical student organizations (CTSOs), and community and school activities if we don’t, ourselves, model those intentions? Finally, we’d like to give a resounding thank you to our organizational and corporate members. ACTE’s esteemed educational institution, affiliate and corporate members support ACTE from the top down, and to them, we thank you again for your enduring contributions to our professional association! From one great year to the next, we are committed to the current and future success of CTE.

Gina Riggs
ACTE President

Download the 2017 Annual Report.