Annual Report

ACTE — Serving Members and CTE Every Day

Download the 2019 Annual Report.

As we reflect on 2019, we have so many accomplishments to celebrate. I am most proud that all of our accomplishments are a result of a robust strategic plan driven by a very engaged board of directors and carried out every day by our outstanding staff! At ACTE, we are increasing membership value; providing new professional and leadership development opportunities; engaging members, states and regions in focused advocacy and awareness activities; expanding strategic partnerships; and equipping educators to meet emerging industry trends through innovative curricula.

ACTE continues to increase membership as well as attendance at events, and to launch new programs to serve our membership. Our organization has increased support to states through specific state conference programming, state website design, and state and national advocacy efforts. Staff has played a major role in communicating and supporting Perkins V implementation and state plan development.

We were delighted to kick off the inaugural year of the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – Sponsored by ECMC Foundation, expanding the Association’s ability to serve postsecondary educators. PLSP-ECMC Foundation operates in addition to established fellowship opportunities for new and experienced educators. We initiated the ACTE Hall of Fame to recognize all Lifetime Achievement Award finalists and rebranded the awards banquet as the ACTE Excellence Awards Gala! The Awards Gala reflects the excitement and celebration of saluting our outstanding career and technical education (CTE) professionals nationwide.

Technology was at the forefront on many levels. Our Techniques magazine archive was digitized. ACTE established a new partnership with NASA HUNCH to host the student video contest and we launched CTE Learn, an online professional development experience. In addition, ACTE served as a network lead for the CTE Research Network, in partnership with the American Institute for Research, JFF and Vanderbilt University.

And this, one final note that shall not go unnoticed: The ACTE board of directors is deeply appreciative of the Diversity Task Force’s hard work, time and energy in developing recommendations for the board to consider. Building upon the work of the Diversity Task Force, the ACTE board of directors developed the board statement, noted below, to address diversity and inclusion in 2019 and beyond.

ACTE promotes high-quality CTE programs for diverse audiences. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diversity of the CTE community. We are committed to equity, access, inclusion and diversity throughout our organization.

It is truly a year to celebrate! I am excited to see the continued growth and advancements of our organization. The future is bright and filled with potential. On behalf of the board of directors, I thank you for allowing us to serve your professional needs, to help you and your education colleagues serve our students’ and industry needs for the future.

Nancy J. Trivette
ACTE President

Download the 2019 Annual Report.