Association of
Career & Technical
Education Administrators


Please read the message below from ACTEA Interim President Anedda Trautman.

Dear NYS ACTEA Membership,

I am honored to serve as your Interim President of NYS ACTEA.  As a 10+ year member of ACTEA and 20+ years in CTE, I am aware of the passion, dedication, and commitment you deliver daily in our CTE Centers.

Our students, staff and communities have been through a lot over the past few months and we are leading into the future with some uncertainty.  We have all spent countless hours since March 13th preparing for the end of the 2019-2020 school year and the summer planning for opening day 2020-2021.  Every night, we leave work a little more prepared only to return the next day with an additional hoop to jump through.

As most of us have been back to the building since early summer, we feel a sense of security and “safeness” in how we approach our daily responsibilities.  It is important to remember our first days back as we welcome staff this week and students next, that they will come with the same sense of anxiety and nervousness we felt.  Please take time to ensure they feel safe and supported.

CTE is strong in America and it is our responsibility to continue to provide the best possible education for our students, communities and beyond.  One thing for sure about our staff is they are some of the most diverse, flexible and adaptable crew out there.  I trust they will rise to the top and continue to make us proud and their students shine.

Good luck on your opening days.  If you need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to zone, board representative or board member.  We are ready to assist the best we can.



Anedda Trautman

Stay tuned for information on the rescheduled annual ACTEA Leadership Conference in Syracuse. Please continue to check our website for current information. Conference Information.
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Resources, Updates and Information

ACTEA understands the concern surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and we want you to know that we are closely monitoring the public health situation and informing our members with the latest updates  during this time. We will continue to provide our members with important educational updates and teaching resources.  If you have online educational resources which may benefit our teachers or administrators, please let us know through the Contact Us link on this website.


ACTEA empowers a cohesive and collaborative statewide CTE community.


ACTEA provides leadership to advance CTE and support student success.


ACTEA Leadership is committed to holding ourselves accountable. We…

  • Operationalize and sustain the vision and mission of our organization.
  • Serve as a primary, credible source and advocate for CTE in New York State.
  • Promote the value and engagement of our membership through professional learning opportunities.
  • Empower membership to attract, retain, and inspire students to become career, college, and civic ready.
  • Empower membership to attract, retain, and inspire exemplary CTE professionals and partners.
  • Promote and support the development of high quality CTE programs based on local and global trends.
  • Promote and support diversity, inclusion, and access to CTE.

​ACTEA advocates that Career and Technical Education is a fundamental solution and vehicle for education reform.

The Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators (ACTEA) is a non-profit organization that consists of New York State Career & Technical Education administrators. Selected administrators serve on ACTEA’s board to promote and monitor Career and Technical initiatives in New York State.

Thank You

We would like to recognize the CTE programs and students that assist ACTEA.

The logo was developed by: Graphic Communications, Northwest CTE Center, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

The Board of Directors photos were taken by: Digital Multimedia and Communications, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES

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