Press Releases


Oct. 28, 2021

Joint Statement from ACTE, Advance CTE on CTE in the Build Back Better Act

Today, President Joe Biden and congressional leaders announced a tentative framework for the Build Back Better Act, including millions in new funding for career and technical education (CTE) programs through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins V), and significant investments in other critical education, workforce and connectivity programs.

Oct. 4, 2021

Georgia Power Named ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award Winner

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce Georgia Power as the ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award Winner. The Business-Education Partnership Award celebrates the contributions and achievements of schools and businesses that aid in the development and maintenance of partnerships supporting high-quality career and technical education (CTE).

Oct. 4, 2021

Patrick Biggerstaff Named ACTE Champion for CTE

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the ACTE Champion for CTE: Patrick Biggerstaff, Indiana CTE Director at Area 31 Career Center in Indianapolis, IN. The ACTE Champion for CTE award recognizes education leaders, business and industry executives, celebrities and thought leaders who support and champion career and technical education (CTE) programs as a vital part of developing a prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce.

Oct. 4, 2021

Mississippi Student Wins ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest

Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced a St. Martin High School student Nathaniel Bryan as the national student trophy design winner in its sixth annual student trophy design contest. He is taught by Richard Humphreys, an instructor at St. Martin High School. The contest is sponsored by ACTE and Stratasys, Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems.

Sep. 15, 2021

ACTE Announces 2022 National Award Finalists

Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its 2022 national finalists in eight different award categories. Finalists were announced for Teacher of the Year, Postsecondary Teacher 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.

Aug. 11, 2021

ACTE Statement on Nomination of Dr. Amy Loyd as OCTAE Assistant Secretary

President Biden’s selection of Dr. Amy Loyd to serve as OCTAE Assistant Secretary represents a strong choice that will support career and technical education (CTE) across the country. Dr. Loyd has extensive experience across the CTE field, including her work at Jobs for the Future (JFF) that focused on state, regional and federal policies and practices, K-12 education, community colleges, adult education, workforce development, economic development and college and career pathways.

Jul. 27, 2021

ACTE Statement on Former Senator and CTE Advocate Mike Enzi

Senator Enzi was a longtime, dedicated advocate for career and technical education (CTE), and his efforts to shepherd reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) in 2006 and 2018 were instrumental in ensuring that countless students could obtain high-quality CTE, access in-demand jobs and skills and pursue a career.

May. 28, 2021

Joint Statement from ACTE, Advance CTE on CTE in FY 2022 Presidential Budget Proposal

Today, President Joe Biden unveiled his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request, including suggested funding levels for discretionary programs as well as detailed spending proposals for the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan.

May. 24, 2021

ACTE Awarded Grant for Growing a Postsecondary Leadership Success Program

ACTE has been awarded support for the Growing Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE, Sponsored by ECMC Foundation.

Mar. 31, 2021

ACTE Releases Report on CTE During and After COVID-19

ACTE has released a new report on high-quality CTE during COVID-19 which describes the challenges during the pandemic, shares examples of innovative practices, and provides recommendations for how CTE leaders can better prepare the post-COVID-19 workforce.

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