Press Releases


Sep. 28, 2022

Maryland Students Win ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest

Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced the team of Carter Carr and Joshua Kadavil from Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, MD as the national student trophy design contest winner in its seventh annual student trophy design contest. The contest is sponsored by ACTE and Stratasys, Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems.

Sep. 20, 2022

ACTE Announces 2023 National Award Finalists

Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its 2023 national finalists in eight different award categories. Finalists were announced for Teacher of the Year, Postsecondary Educator of the Year, Administrator of the Year, New Teacher of the Year, Teacher Educator of the Year, Counseling and Career Development Professional Award, Lifetime Achievement and Carl Perkins Community Service Awards.

Sep. 13, 2022

House Small Business Committee to Hear Testimony from ACTE Member

The House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development will hold a hearing titled, “Back to School, Back to Startups: Supporting Youth Apprenticeship, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development,” featuring ACTE Region V Vice President Shani Watkins.

Jul. 1, 2022

Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with National ACTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 1, 2022  Contact: Jori Houck — jhouck@acteonline.org (ACTE)    Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with National ACTE    Alexandria, VA — The...

Jun. 8, 2022

ACTE, Advance CTE Applaud Confirmation of Dr. Amy Loyd as OCTAE Assistant Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2022 Contact: Jori Houck — jhouck@acteonline.org (ACTE) Stacy Whitehouse — swhitehouse@careertech.org (Advance CTE) ACTE, Advance CTE Applaud Confirmation of Dr....

Mar. 30, 2022

ACTE Announces the 2022 NextLevel Postsecondary CTE Leadership Fellows

Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its fourth class of Fellows for its 2022 NextLevel Postsecondary CTE Leadership Program, sponsored by ECMC Foundation and powered by ACTE (formerly known as the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – sponsored by ECMC Foundation). Seventeen fellows were selected for the 2022-2023 cohort.

Mar. 28, 2022

Joint Statement from ACTE, Advance CTE on Career and Technical Education in FY 2023 Presidential Budget Proposal

Today, President Biden unveiled his Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget request, which proposes a decrease of $25 million in foundational support for career and technical education (CTE) programs provided by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act's (Perkins V) Basic State Grant program.

Mar. 1, 2022

CTE Month 2022 Closes with House Resolution

CTE Month 2022 concluded yesterday with a total of 63 Members of Congress cosponsoring the CTE Month 2022 resolution in the House, capping off a successful CTE Month.

Feb. 9, 2022

Congressional CTE Caucus Co-Chairs Lead Resolutions Celebrating CTE Month

Today, Congressional CTE Caucus co-chairs Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), along with Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Todd Young (R-IN), introduced resolutions to celebrate February 2022 as CTE Month in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate. The resolutions highlight the impact of career and technical education (CTE) programs on learners at all levels, as well as the role of CTE in supporting industries seeking to fill positions in high-demand, high-skill, and high-wage jobs and career fields.

Feb. 9, 2022

ACTE and Advance CTE Release Ninth Annual Report Examining State CTE Policies

In 2021, career and technical education (CTE) continued to adapt to challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic while delivering high-quality programming nationwide across all learner levels. CTE also remained at the forefront of state CTE policy, with 41 states enacting or passing 138 CTE-related policy actions.

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