Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education
|Iowa ACTE’s mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce.|
CTE Day at the Capital
February 11, 2021
Goals: Champion state legislators to advocate for Career and Technical Education Heighten awareness about Iowa ACTE within Iowa
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.
Keynote Speakers for the Iowa ACTE Annual Conference
Opening Keynote Speaker is Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for CTE at the U.S. Department of Education
Luncheon Keynote Speaker is Doug Major, ACTE President-Elect, Superintendent/CEO for Meridian Technology Center, Oklahoma
Remarks will be given by Ann Lebo, Iowa Department of Education Director.
Location: FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, IA
David Bunting CTE Teacher Preparation Scholarship
Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a student who is 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 a students with previous CTE and CTSO experience while in high school or in an Applied Science program at a community college. 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.
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: