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Spotlight on postsecondary leadership

Techniques launched a digital-exclusive spotlight series on fellows in the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. The program offers a professional development experience intended to grow the organizational leadership and management skills of postsecondary CTE professionals. Each year, 20

Inspiring all students to innovate with #CareerTechEd

When I was hired as the architecture and wood shop teacher at Adolfo Camarillo High School five years ago, a transformation began. We revised a traditional wood shop program and infused it with 21st century skills and experiences. We make direct connections between high school, college and career. And the program was approved! More than

The traveling roadshow: A STEM & CTE mobile classroom experience

The challenge Helping students expand their knowledge of career opportunities can be difficult if students don’t see those possibilities for themselves. The solution School districts and higher education providers have transformed buses, trailers and recreational vehicles (RVs) into mobile classrooms: science, technology,

Meet Tracey D. Cooper, PLSP-ECMC Foundation fellow

Meet Tracey D. Cooper, executive director of nursing at Temple College. Cooper's interview appears in Techniques as part of a new, digital-exclusive series on fellows in the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. What leadership skills do you hope to develop as part of the program? My

Leading the way for ambitious women in CTE

Career and technical education (CTE) professionals recently screened Pioneers in Skirts, an award-winning impact film, as part of ACTE's inclusion, access, equity and diversity (IAED) webinar series. In the film, director Ashley Maria sets a course to achieve something greater, more equitable for women maneuvering a work world built for

Meet Tachaka Hollins, PLSP-ECMC Foundation fellow

Meet Tachaka Hollins, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents. The Techniques interview with Hollins appears as part of a new spotlight series on fellows in the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. What leadership skills do you hope to develop as

ACTE Announces District of Columbia CTE Director as National Award Finalist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2021 Contact: Megan Kmiotek mkmiotek@acteonline.org   ACTE Announces District of Columbia CTE Director as National Award Finalist   ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Clifton Martin, CTE Director at District of Columbia

ACTE seeks IAED mentees

ACTE's Inclusion, Access, Equity and Diversity (IAED) Mentorship Program offers professional development opportunities for association members who wish to cultivate more diverse and inclusive learning environments for CTE. Does that sound like you? Apply to be a mentee — no later than Oct. 31. Learn more.

Dates announced for board of directors election

The 2022 ACTE board of directors’ election will be held Dec. 3, 2021–Jan. 3, 2022! Positions eligible for election include: President-elect Region IV Vice President-elect Family and Consumer Sciences Division Vice President Business Education Division Vice President In order to vote, you must be an ACTE member by

Survey reveals what women need to succeed at work

The pandemic labor market has exacerbated the barriers that American women face in the workplace. Much has been written about this, but what LiveCareer found lacking was comprehensive data on what working women themselves want. So, in May 2021, they conducted a survey of 354 American women. Women need child and elder care. Of the

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