Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education
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Iowa ACTE Best Practices Conference
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce that the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education (Iowa ACTE) has formally unified with the national Association. Spearheaded by the leadership of Iowa ACTE President Greg Krawiec, the Iowa ACTE Board of Directors and Iowa ACTE Executive Director Sandy Miller, the state association is now officially unified with the national body. Benefiting from this move is both career and technical education (CTE) professionals in Iowa and ACTE’s national membership at large.
Following the unification, Iowa ACTE members can now simultaneously join both their state and national professional membership associations. Additionally, Iowa ACTE and its members have access to the national association’s extensive professional development resources, federal public policy advocacy and leadership opportunities. Iowa ACTE will also benefit from a variety of organizational resources and association management services, ranging from online membership processing to electronic communications tools. From ACTE’s perspective, the unification will improve the national Association’s connections with CTE stakeholders in Iowa, simultaneously providing Iowa ACTE members with greater input in ACTE’s federal policy advocacy.
David Bunting and Sandra Miller CTE Teacher Prep Scholarships
Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education is offering two $1,000 scholarships for two students entering their junior or senior year in preparation for teaching in Career and Technical Education. They must be majoring in an Iowa teacher licensure program in one of the CTE areas in Iowa. Priority will be given to students with previous CTE and CTSO experience while in high school and/or in a CTE program at a community college. If possible, the two selected students will be from two different CTE content areas so that more than one content area can benefit from these two scholarships. A minimum of a 2.5 GPA is required, and a current transcript must be included to verify GPA and major. Click here for more information.
CTE Day at the Capitol
CTE Day at the Capitol
February 9, 2023
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Goals: Champion state legislators to advocate for Career and Technical Education Heighten awareness about Iowa ACTE within Iowa
Information Sheet CTE Day at the Capitol 2023
CTE Day at the Capitol Registration Link
Sample phone call to legislators 2023
Objectives/Action of the day:
- Showcase high quality CTE Programs from across the state at displays with students explaining the benefit and learning as a result of CTE and CTSO’s (Career and Technical Student Leadership Organizations).
- Sponsor several tables from each division with displays (20+ tables total) -Agriculture, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Science and Industrial Technology.
- Advocate how CTE prepares students for contributing to society and the economy.
- Build rapport with our state representatives and senators by making personal contacts, through appointments made prior to the day (see link below to Find Your Legislators).
- Experience the importance of being active in State government.
Do you know and regularly communicate with your state and federal legislators? Do you monitor and advocate for legislation that is critical or detrimental to career and technical education? IACTE wants to link you to key legislative initiatives at the state and national levels:
Iowa ACTE Fact Sheet
Iowa CTE Learn offers over 160 self-paced online courses for CTE professionals. Whether you are looking for engaging professional development or a more convenient way to obtain continuing education credits and advance your career, our online courses are designed for you. Iowa CTE Learn offers an array of topics that focus on effective and proven teaching and leading strategies. Our credit courses have been designed to support CTE institutions with a comprehensive, virtual professional development program.
General Session Sponsor for the 2022 Iowa ACTE Conference