Alaska Association for
Career & Technical Education


The Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education is a professional organization dedicating to ensuring that all Alaskan students have access to quality career and technical education courses. Alaska ACTE provides leadership, professional development and advocacy to Alaskan educators who provide these opportunities to students.


Mission: Provide leadership to ensure all students have access to quality Career & Technical Education. 

Vision: We are the network that aligns education and industry to develop a strong Alaska workforce.


Alaska ACTE Hosts Virtual Professional Development Conference

Oct. 9 and 10, 2020 – Zoom Virtual learning: Two words invoking major headaches for educators across the country. Despite the challenges of online learning, especially for Career and Technical Education (CTE), benefits are emerging! One such benefit is the expanded access to professional develo...

HB 155 Testimony

Alaska, it’s time to recognize the increasing importance of CTE in preparing students for post-secondary education, training and the workplace. Our policies must match our priorities. As the President of the Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education, I have the opportunity to work w...

AVTEC Online Professional Development Opportunity

Online Professional Development Opportunity! January through April 2020, AVTEC - Alaska's Institute of Technology is offering a Methods of Instruction course covering Teaching methods/styles, learning styles, responsive teachers, create learning objectives, classroom management and assessments. Cont...

AVTEC Practicums

Professional Development Opportunity: AVTECH is offering Practicums in Diesel Heavy Equipment, Maritime, Business & Office Technology, Culinary Arts and Carpentry - February through April 2020. Contact Trish Hart for more information, [pdf-embedder url="https://www.acteo...

2019 Professional Development Conference Wrap-Up

The 2019 Alaska ACTE Professional Development Conference is in the books!!!  It was a FANTASTIC 4-day event that provided hands-on learning, workshops, breakout sessions and tours of secondary and post-secondary CTE programs.  We are so energized by the quality of presenters that shared best pract...

Benefits of Professional Memberships

I have been a member of different professional organizations throughout my 15 years in education and often questioned the value of those dollars. What exactly does that $125 get me? Is it worth it? You may ask yourself the same questions. As President of the Alaska Association for Career & Te...