“There has never been a more exciting — and challenging — time to be part of career and technical education (CTE). We have an opportunity to work together.
To reimagine CTE in a post-pandemic world
Often it takes disruption for systems to make significant shifts in the way they do business. Disruptions challenge current organizational habits, uprooting and changing how we think, behave, do business and go about our day-to-day lives. This is certainly what I have experienced at ACTE as a result of COVID-19.
Much of the attitude change toward CTE can be attributed to ACTE’s work in advocacy and professional development and its focus on program quality. As the unifying organization for CTE professionals, ACTE’s program of work and strategic initiatives brought us together to enhance the credibility of our endeavors. It is the work of our talented ACTE staff, board and members, and the manner in which we have responded, in the midst of a pandemic that will ensure the future of CTE continues to be innovative and exciting.
“Appropriately, this issue’s theme is, ‘The Future is Emerging’. ACTE members learn from articles addressing topics that couldn’t be more relevant,” such as:
- Empowering young people to find their voice
- Leveraging mixed reality to enhance high-quality CTE programs
- Enhancing career exploration for all students
- Breaking down barriers to inclusion, access, equity and diversity in CTE
“I invite you to allow them to inform your thinking as, together, we shape the future of a profession that we love.”