Career and Technical Education isn’t just something that educators should be concerned with. Business and Industry stands to benefit from high-quality CTE programs as well, because such programs provide students with academic, technical, and employability skills that are needed in the workplace. ACTE provides resources, tools and examples of best practices that can help strengthen the relationships between employers and CTE educators nationwide.
To learn more about the ways in which businesses can work with ACTE and communicate with CTE educators and other ACTE members, please visit our Corporate Membership page. ACTE recognizes the contributions of partners from the business and industry communities through the ACTE Image Awards, which we award annually at CareerTech VISION.
ACTE Publications for Business and Industry
Fact Sheets, Issue Sheets and Issue Briefs: These resources document the role CTE plays in meeting specific goals of the American educational system, which include, among others, building a path to energy and environmental sustainability, lowering the amount of students that drop out, and increasing American competitiveness.
|Sector Sheets: ACTE’sSector Sheet Series describes CTE’s role in growing the qualified workforce for vital and emerging industry sectors. Share these advocacy tools with industry, education leaders, policymakers and the public to illustrate how CTE supports specific industries and prepares students for career success.||
Taking Business to School Case Study Series: Each installment in this series presents a detailed summary of a partnership between a business and an educational institution that has given students the opportunity to enter work-based learning programs and gain experience that allows them to begin well-paying, engaging careers.
- UPS Case Study
- Siemens Case Study
- Milacron Case Study
- Hypertherm Case Study
- AAR Case Study
- PG&E Case Study
- Toyota T-TEN Case Study
- Pratt & Whitney Case Study
Competency Models (ETA): The Employment and Training Administration has worked with partners including the Automation Federation to develop competency models for many different CTE fields. Learn more about the skills students need to have successful careers in manufacturing, health care, information technology, hospitality, and more.