Press Releases


Aug. 15, 2018

“STEM Parent Program” Enables Families to Prepare Students for Jobs in the “New Collar” Economy

ACTE announced the launch of the STEM Parent Program, allowing families to help their students explore careers and prepare for jobs in the fast-growing "New Collar" skilled workforce in fields like manufacturing, technology, cyber and beyond.  Parents who subscribe will give their students access to STEM LifeJourney mentors through a year-long mobile app experience.

Jul. 31, 2018

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement Upon Signing of Perkins CTE Reauthorization

ACTE and Advance CTE released a joint statement in response to President Trump signing H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins).

Jul. 25, 2018

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on Perkins Reauthorization

CTE and Advance CTE released a joint statement in response to the passage of H.R. 2353, as amended by the Senate, reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins).

Jul. 23, 2018

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement Upon Passage of Senate Perkins CTE Bill

ACTE and Advance CTE released a joint statement in response to passage of S. 3217, the Senate bill reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

Jul. 16, 2018

ACTE, Advance CTE Applaud Scott Stump’s Confirmation

ACTE and Advance CTE released the following joint statement applauding Scott Stump's confirmation as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE).

Jun. 25, 2018

ACTE and Advance CTE Statement on Perkins Markup

ACTE and Advance CTE released a joint statement in response to the June 24, 2018 Senate version of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century Act, which would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins).

Jun. 18, 2018

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on Postponement of Perkins CTE Senate Markup

ACTE and Advance CTE issued a joint statement in response to the postponement of a Senate Perkins reauthorization bill.

May. 15, 2018

ACTE Endorses OCTAE Assistant Secretary Nominee

Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) endorsed President Trump's nominee, Scott Stump, to lead the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) as Assistant Secretary.

Mar. 29, 2018

ACTE Responds to President Trump’s Remarks in Ohio

ACTE issued a response to statements President Trump made in Ohio that questioned community colleges and expressed support for "vocational education."

Mar. 22, 2018

ACTE Statement on FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

ACTE released a statement on the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill, which includes a $75 million increase in funding for Perkins Basic State Grants.

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