National ACTE Student Membership


Rising CTE professionals interested in jump starting their career have the opportunity to join ACTE® at no cost! (Students can also download the student application).

Member Benefits for Students

Networking and Professional Development— High quality opportunities to enrich your curriculum and advance your career.

Advocacy— ACTE’s Public Policy Department advocates, analyzes and informs policymakers, ACTE members and the public about the impact of proposed legislation and funding decisions affecting CTE programming. Get the latest legislative and policy updates via CTE Policy Watch Blog.

Career Tech Update and STEM SmartBrief— Tightly written summaries on the most important news affecting the CTE profession and STEM-related fields delivered directly to your inbox

Discounts on ACTE Products and Services— Receive member-only discounts to all ACTE events, CTE publications, resources, and products at ShopACTE.

Instant Access to Thousands of CTE Colleagues— Meet educators from across the globe by connecting with ACTE’s social media networks!

Career Advancement— Check out the ACTE Job Bank to help you find new and exciting work or to locate the perfect candidate for your institution.

Please note, for national student membership, ACTE defines a student as an individual who is enrolled as a full-time student preparing to become a career and technical educator and who is not employed full time in the education system as a teacher, counselor or administrator. While national ACTE membership is free, we at ACTE encourage students to join their state ACTE associations. Students in unified states are required to join their state association in order for their membership to be processed.