Annual Report

It’s a great time to be in CTE

Download the 2018 Annual Report.

As a kid growing up in Southern California, I spent many Saturdays at the beach with my family, learning to body surf and eventually to boogie board. It was such a thrill to catch a wave that you could ride for a long time or all the way into the shore line. It was epic! And it made you want to find another wave to ride over and over.

This year, in career and technical education (CTE) and for ACTE, has been epic. We have been riding an amazing wave of great successes. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) has passed and received increases in funding. The incredible work by ACTE staff and members at National Policy Seminar, on Capitol Hill and at home: We’ve done it. The advocacy efforts and direction provided by ACTE were the driving force behind this momentous achievement.

More and more policymakers and private industry stakeholders recognize CTE; they understand the vital importance of CTE and they are reaching out to ACTE for partnerships, information and collaboration. Isn’t it exciting?! Thank you for being a part of this. ACTE could not do what it does without our members. Member support is critical to the continuing success of CTE nationally and locally. Membership remains strong as CTE professionals see the value in the resources that ACTE can provide. Together, as members and an association, we can ride this incredible wave of positive energy.

Member value continues to be a top priority for ACTE. Techniques magazine (and the new PAGES blog) focus on innovative CTE programs across the nation, sharing best practices and strategies for success. What an incredible opportunity to learn from other professionals throughout the nation. In addition, CTE Month® activities are gaining momentum throughout the nation as CTE is becoming more and more recognizable in the media and among parents, students and educators in and out of the CTE realm.

We are so fortunate to be part of an association that works so hard so many ways. As you read through this annual report, you will be amazed at all that ACTE has accomplished on behalf of CTE nationwide. Let’s ride this wave and keep riding. It’s making a difference for our students, for our profession and for our national economy. It’s a great time to be in CTE!

Becky Cox
ACTE President

Download the 2018 Annual Report.