New York State Association for Career and Technical Education (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

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.”

Congratulations, Brenda!

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