Who is NYSACTE?
New York State Association of Career and Technical Education, NYSACTE, is a statewide organization representing and supporting thousands of career and technical education professionals. NYSACTE represents eight different divisions of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in New York State. These devisions are comprised of Administrators of Career and Technical Education, Agricultural, Business, Family and Consumer Science, Health Occupations, Technology Education, Trade and Tech, and Work-Experience Coordinators. Members of NYSACTE understands that together, as Career and Technical Educators, (CTE) they offer cutting edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education that prepares individuals for high-wage, high-scale, high-demand careers in established and emerging industries. Passionate educators who share a great pride in their profession understand that by working together they are able to address the needs of industries and assists in closing the skills gap as we rebuild the infrastructure of the United States.
NYSACTE is the advocate for Career and Technical Education, an integral part of the total education system in New York.
- To provide leadership in developing a competitive workforce
- To provide leadership and unification for Career and Technical Education professional associations
- To provide the members of the Career and Technical Education community with professional development
- To promote Career and Technical Education with students, student leadership organizations, the education community, and the public
- To monitor and initiate legislative and policy activities that enhance and promote Career and Technical Education
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2024 NYS Teacher of the Year
In August 2023, NYSACTE announced Brenda Moore as their 2024 Teacher of the Year. Brenda graduated from the Orange/Ulster BOCES Career-Technical Education Center in 1993. When she was a student in the Cosmetology program there, she was named the New York State Vocational Education Student of the Year. Four years later, after gaining industry experience and a college degree, Brenda returned to teach at the school she loved so much. Now in her 26th year of teaching Cosmetology, Brenda is even more passionate about CTE.
Brenda’s principal Eugene Hewitt says: “Without hesitation, you could not recognize a more devoted, compassionate, and highly talented educator. Brenda’s singular impact and influence on her academy and her students has been immeasurable. Her students’ overwhelming success and her program’s growth are a testament to her dedication to the Division of CTE and Orange-Ulster BOCES.”
Assisting our Students in exploring, planning for, and training for their future occupation is an integral part of a child’s education. Career and Technical Education courses and activities provide students with those opportunities, as well as, a direct application of the math, science, communication, ascetic, and social skills being taught at each grade level.
Joining NYSACTE provides you an opportunity to be part of planning developing and influencing the future of Career and Technical Education in New York State. It will insure that you are kept up to date on the latest developments at both the State and National level. In addition, NYSACTE provides opportunities for professional development and mentoring. Representatives from NYSED and NYSUT sit on our advisory board to ensure that our members are up to date and have a voice in on-going developments.
|The annual membership fee of $115.00* provides you with membership to both the national ACTE and the State NYSACTE organizations. *Division dues are not included with the total.
To join today and pay by credit card, simply click here.
If you are a CTE Administrator in NYS and would like to join today, download the ACTEA membership form and pay by check or Purchase Order, simply click here.
Thank you for joining with us in support of Career and Technical Education for our students!
For specific membership questions, please contact Kim DeHart, NYSACTE Membership Chair.
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|CTE TAC Director
|Fellowship Program Coordinator
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NYSACTE was established in 1949 and is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. The organization was formed to assume and maintain active leadership in the promotion, further development, and extension of Career and Technical Education. To achieve this, NYSACTE is the unifying agency for all interests in Career and Technical Education. NYSACTE serves as the central agency for keeping the state and national legislators, other educational organizations, and the people clearly and reliably informed on the purposes, needs, and accomplishments of Career and Technical Education. NYSACTE is a unified state with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).