ACTE Announces 2020 National Award Finalists

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Updated October 10, 2019

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
jnagurka@acteonline.org, 703-683-9312

ACTE Announces 2020 National Award Finalists

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its 2020 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, Career Guidance, Lifetime Achievement and Carl Perkins Community Service Awards.

The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, December 4, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 in Anaheim, CA. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, CareerSafe, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.

Teacher of the Year Award

Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Award

Administrator of the Year Award

New Teacher of the Year Award

Teacher Educator of the Year Award

Career Guidance Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Carl Perkins Community Service Award

Note: National finalists from Region II will be announced after the Region II conference on October 4-5.

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About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

 

 

Anaheim to Host 2019 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY
October 8, 2019

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
(703) 683-9312; jnagurka@acteonline.org

Anaheim to Host 2019 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference
The largest annual gathering of CTE professionals in the nation will take place from Dec. 4-7

WHAT: The Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE®) will host its annual CareerTech VISION conference, the largest gathering of career and technical education (CTE) professionals in the country, in Anaheim, CA later this year. The Association’s annual conference provides professional development to thousands of CTE professionals through hundreds of CTE sessions covering the complete spectrum of secondary and postsecondary CTE, classroom tools, public policy updates, and more. The CareerTech Expo and Career Pavilion also provide opportunities to network with business and industry representatives.

This year, Garrett Reisman, a former NASA Astronaut and senior advisor to SpaceX, will provide the opening keynote address on Thursday. On Saturday, Marcia Tate, a bestselling author and educational consultant with Developing Minds, Inc., will provide a closing keynote address.

An awards gala will take place on Wednesday evening where ACTE national award winners will be announced. Also on Wednesday, the fourth annual STEM is CTE Symposium will bring together education and business leaders to address access to STEM-related career paths.

ACTE will also be hosting the second Workforce Development Through CTE Summit to bridge connections between the business and education communities. In addition, three other national events will take place in conjunction with ACTE’s conference: NCCER’s Construction Career Pathways Conference, the CTE Research and Professional Development Conference, and the National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention.


WHEN:
Wednesday, December 4 – Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019


WHERE:
Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92808


WHO:
ACTE is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness, and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.


RSVP:
Members of the media who have questions or would like to attend should contact Jarrod Nagurka at jnagurka@acteonline.org or (703) 683-9312 by Monday, November 25. For media credentials, complete this form.

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New Hampshire Student Wins ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest

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September 16, 2019

Media Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
703-683-9312; jnagurka@acteonline.org

New Hampshire Student Wins ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest
Recent Graduate of Seacoast School of Technology Wins National Award

Alexandria, VA – Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Seacoast School of Technology recent graduate Kathleen Terwilliger as the national student trophy design winner in its fourth annual student trophy design contest. Kathleen graduated from the Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, New Hampshire in the spring of 2019. She was taught by Vaso Partinoudi, a Pre-Engineering educator at Seacoast School of Technology. The contest was sponsored by ACTE and Stratasys, Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems.

Since 1954, ACTE has awarded those who have made exemplary contributions in the field of career and technical education (CTE). The student trophy design contest is a competition for students to design the 3D trophy to be used to award the national winners at the association’s annual VISION conference. This year’s conference will be held in Anaheim, California with over 4,000 educators, administrators and CTE industry stakeholders in attendance. Kathleen’s submission was selected by ACTE’s Board of Directors out of 428 entries from students all across the country. In addition to having her design used to create this year’s trophies, Kathleen will receive a $1,000 scholarship and Seacoast School of Technology will receive a free one-year lease of a 3D printer, courtesy of Stratasys, Ltd. ACTE will also provide Kathleen and Samantha Tukey, Recruitment & Retention specialist at Seacoast School of Technology, with a trip to Anaheim to be honored at the awards banquet.

Last year, at Seacoast School of Technology, Kathleen focused her classes on Pre Engineering. Taking this class exposed her to a number of valuable skills she has been able to use to further her passion and future career as an engineer. She has practiced coding and building with VEX Robotics and built several models using different material and CAD. Her class’s study of CAD was primarily through the Autodesk’s program, Inventor. In her exploration of CAD she found how incredibly useful it can be and has become fascinated by its capabilities and uses in the real world, “It saves so much time instead of drawing parts on paper and makes modeling a much easier process. It also makes the parts more understandable as it is possible to turn them and view them from all angles. This aids in better communication and information sharing as more can be seen from a model than a drawing. I really enjoy using CAD programs and creating my own parts. This competition has been a privilege to participate in as it has been a great opportunity to use my new skills.” Kathleen is currently attending the University of New Hampshire and majoring in Computer Science.

“The Student Trophy Design Contest has successfully helped promote over 1500 CTE students across the country through their involvement in the design contest. The contest applicants promote and drive the next generation of American innovators, entrepreneurs, engineers, and more,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “Kathleen’s outstanding achievements, and her passion for CTE, are further evidence of the critical role high-quality CTE plays in maintaining and growing America’s role in the global economy. We are so proud of Kathleen and her accomplishments, and we are honored to have her as a public ambassador for all that today’s CTE has to offer.”

Jesse Roitenberg, Stratasys National Education Manager shared his thoughts on the contest over the years, “Stratasys is pleased to partner again with ACTE to create this contest for the students. We love to hear success stories of students like Kathleen who are taking the design skills they learned in high school and going beyond in college.  Career and Technical Education along with Additive Manufacturing and Computer Aided Drafting is helping to build not only trophies but a stronger future.  The trophy entries we have judged over the past four years are expertly designed and showcase the customization that is a hallmark of the additive manufacturing process alone.”

Kathleen, ACTE and Stratasys are available for interviews upon request.

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About ACTE: The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Named ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2019

Media Contacts:
Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE
jnagurka@acteonline.org; 703-683-9312

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Named ACTE Business-Education Partnership Award Winner

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce Las Vegas Fire and Rescue 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).

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue works in conjunction with the Bonanza High School Fire Science Academy at Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV to help build a skilled and prepared workforce of high school students who are ready for entry into the fire service. The partnership helps train and mentor students, who leave the program with tangible skills, interview experience and valuable relationships. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue has also donated $2 million worth of equipment and resources to Bonanza High School’s Fire Academy.

The partnership began in 2010, when Las Vegas Fire and Rescue donated equipment and allowed many of its firefighters, captains and chiefs to guest teach and mentor students. With the help of the fire department, the Bonanza High School Fire Science Academy is one of the most popular CTE programs in the school district with multiple students each year entering into fire-related careers. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue also helps write the state fire standards used in the academy’s curriculum.

Since 2010, over 1200 students have graduated from the Bonanza Fire Science Academy with CPR, First Aid and FEMA national certifications. Students leave the program ready to pursue their careers, thanks in large part to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. Students also put their skills to use by helping in their communities, installing smoke detectors and participating in other community service activities.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue will be recognized alongside other national ACTE award winners on December 4, 2019, at the annual ACTE Awards Gala during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 conference in Anaheim, CA. VISION is ACTE’s signature event, with more than 4,000 CTE professionals from across the country in attendance. For more information on the Excellence Awards and the Awards Gala, visit http://www.acteonline.org/awards.

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About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

Nicole Reitz-Larsen Named ACTE Champion for CTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2019

Media Contacts:
Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE
jnagurka@acteonline.org; 703-683-9312

Nicole Reitz-Larsen Named ACTE Champion for CTE

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce Nicole Reitz-Larsen, educator at Salt Lake City School District in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the ACTE Champion for CTE. 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.

Nicole Reitz-Larsen is both a local and national teacher leader. In Utah, she leads week-long teacher workshops where she not only models best teaching practices for computer science, but also introduces computer science in a way that teachers new to computer science feel comfortable taking new courses and experienced teachers expand their knowledge base and toolkits of strategies. On a national level, Ms. Reitz-Larsen travels the nation facilitating workshops around computer science with an inquiry based approach that is culturally relevant and makes connections to real world experiences and careers.

Ms. Reitz-Larsen also focused on policy and change as an outreach member of Code.org, where she traveled state-by-state talking with superintendents, district leaders, administrators, counselors and teachers about the importance of computer science and how vital it is to provide all students the opportunity to have it as part of their schedules. Ms. Reitz-Larsen believes computer science is a foundation for everything in our daily lives including health, agriculture, medicine, weather, fashion, art, entertainment and business. Ms. Reitz-Larsen has also served on several local and national boards that promote computer science curriculum standards and frameworks.

Ms. Reitz-Larsen will be recognized alongside other national ACTE award winners on Dec. 4, 2019, at the annual ACTE Awards Gala during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 in Anaheim, CA. VISION is ACTE’s signature event, with more than 4,000 CTE professionals from across the country in attendance. For more information on the Excellence Awards and the Awards Gala, visit http://www.acteonline.org/awards.

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About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

ACTE, Advance CTE Appreciate Additional CTE Funding Increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2019 

Media Contacts:
Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE; 703-683-9312; jnagurka@acteonline.org
Katie Fitzgerald, Advance CTE; 301-588-9630; kfitzgerald@careertech.org

ACTE, Advance CTE Appreciate Additional CTE Funding Increase

Alexandria, VA – ACTE and Advance CTE released the following joint statement in response to Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro’s (D-CT) amendment that increased funding for career and technical education (CTE) Perkins Basic State Grants by an additional $10 million in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill.

“We thank Chairwoman DeLauro and the entire Committee for adopting the amendment at the full Committee markup. We are encouraged by the Committee’s acknowledgement of the important role CTE plays in preparing learners for education and career success, particularly as labor market shortages impact virtually every sector of today’s economy. While additional investments in the future are required to fully address the skills gap and help students succeed, we appreciate and thank the Committee for its efforts to increase CTE funding.”

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About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

About Advance CTE
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Established in 1920, Advance CTE supports visionary state leadership, cultivates best practices and speaks with a collective voice on national policy to promote academic and technical excellence that ensures a career-ready workforce.

House Labor-H Appropriations Bill Shortchanges CTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2019

Media Contacts:
Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE; 703-683-9312; jnagurka@acteonline.org
Katie Fitzgerald, Advance CTE; 301-588-9630; kfitzgerald@careertech.org 

House Labor-H Appropriations Bill Shortchanges CTE

Alexandria, VA – ACTE and Advance CTE released the following joint statement in response to funding for career and technical education (CTE) in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill from the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.

“While the Subcommittee made important investments in many education programs, the investment in CTE fell short. In the context of an over 6% increase to federal education programs, the increase to the Perkins Basic State Grant program of less than 3% shortchanges CTE and fails to recognize the critical role it plays for students and employers across the country.

“If total Perkins funding to states from FY 2004, its highest recent level, had merely kept pace with inflation, Perkins Basic State Grant funding today would be $1.75B, yet the proposed marginal increase to total Perkins funding falls approximately $450M below this level. Further, last year Congress prioritized CTE with the unanimous reauthorization of the Perkins CTE Act, recognizing the growing need for high-quality CTE programs across the country. The reauthorization included new requirements for states and local CTE providers like community and technical colleges and local school districts, but this bill falls woefully short in providing the resources needed for programs to fully implement the new priorities in the law.

“Additionally, earlier this year a bipartisan coalition of 162 House Members signed a letter urging the Appropriations Committee to appropriate “robust funding” for Perkins, and the marginal increase in the bill does not meet this objective. We are extremely disappointed that the Subcommittee’s bill does not reflect the bipartisan view of more than one-third of House Members who understand the importance of making significant investments in CTE.

“To address the growing skills gap and ensure that all learners have access to high-quality CTE programs that prepare them for both educational and career success, we urge the full Appropriations Committee to include a significant increase in funding for the Perkins CTE Basic State Grant program in its FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill.”

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About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

About Advance CTE
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Established in 1920, Advance CTE supports visionary state leadership, cultivates best practices and speaks with a collective voice on national policy to promote academic and technical excellence that ensures a career-ready workforce.

Oregon Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with National ACTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2019 

Media Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
jnagurka@acteonline.org; 703-683-9312

Oregon Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with National ACTE

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce that the Oregon Association for Career and Technical Education (Oregon ACTE) has formally unified with the national Association. Spearheaded by the leadership of Oregon ACTE President Deborah Barnes, the Oregon ACTE Board of Directors, and Oregon ACTE Executive Director Tom Goodhue, the state association is now officially unified with the national body. Both career and technical education (CTE) professionals in Oregon and ACTE’s members from across the country will benefit from this unification.

As a result of the unification, Oregon ACTE members can now simultaneously join both their state and national professional membership associations. Additionally, Oregon ACTE and its members gain access to ACTE’s extensive professional development resources, federal public policy advocacy and leadership opportunities. A variety of organizational resources and association management services, ranging from online membership processing to electronic communications tools, are also now available to Oregon ACTE. At the national level, the unification will improve ACTE’s connections with CTE stakeholders in Oregon and allow for closer collaboration on federal public policy advocacy and issue priority development.

“ACTE’s Board of Directors and I are thrilled to welcome Oregon ACTE and their members into the national family,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “By collaborating more closely, we now have the opportunity to increase access and strengthen CTE programs for learners in Oregon and across the country. We are grateful to Deborah, Tom and the entire Oregon ACTE Board of Directors for making this unification a reality.”

“Oregon ACTE is building a strong foundation, after some years of challenges, and a significant part of building that foundation is our new partnership with ACTE,” said Barnes. “Becoming a new unified state gives us additional resources for our members, enables us to have folks working alongside our board to expand our opportunities, and strengthens a key association with professionals who can work with us to share the importance of having CTE in Oregon.”

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About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

ACTE Announces 2019 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program Fellows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2019

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
703-683-9312, jnagurka@acteonline.org

ACTE Announces 2019 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program Fellows

Alexandria, VA—Today the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its inaugural class of fellows for its 2019 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – Sponsored by the ECMC Foundation (PLSP-ECMCF). The program’s Advisory Committee selected 20 participants for the 2019-2020 cohort.  The PLSP-ECMCF will support current and aspiring leaders in career and technical education (CTE). The goal is to provide professional and career growth opportunities to the next generation of leaders at nonprofits and postsecondary institutions offering CTE programs.

The 2019-2020 cohort includes the following individuals. Individual press releases describing the fellows’ biographies can be accessed by clicking on their names below:

ACTE will engage two successive cohorts of 20 CTE postsecondary professionals in leadership development activities. These activities include creating a personal development plan, attending virtual and in-person professional development sessions, sharing best practices with the field and engaging with a mentor. The goal of the program is to help participants develop and refine their skills in CTE organizational leadership and management; build critical skills in communication, collaboration, networking, problem solving and use of time/resources; and hone their ability to facilitate institutional change. The PLSP-ECMCF also includes a research study to help determine what efforts best contribute to leadership development among postsecondary CTE professionals and the creation of resources that can be widely distributed to support others in the field.

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About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

About ECMC Foundation
ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential. Learn more about ECMC Foundation by visiting ecmcfoundation.org and ECMC Group by visiting ecmcgroup.org.

Statewide Iowa Media Tour Announced for Career and Technical Education Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2019 

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
jnagurka@acteonline.org; (703) 683-9312

Statewide Iowa Media Tour Announced for Career and Technical Education Programs
National, Iowa ACTEs to host media tour throughout Iowa from March 11-14

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has announced a joint media tour in Iowa with the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education (Iowa ACTE). The two associations will visit eight career and technical education (CTE) programs between Monday, March 11 and Thursday, March 14.

Members of the media, state legislators and local policymakers are invited to attend. The tours will provide firsthand insight into the innovative CTE programs in the area, as well as an opportunity to ask questions of representatives from both associations, school administrators, educators and students. Traveling to each stop on the tour will be: Sandy Miller, Iowa ACTE Executive Director; Lisa Stange, ACTE Region III Vice President and Iowa Department of Education Liaison; and Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager.

Event dates, times and locations are below. Please RSVP to Jarrod Nagurka at jnagurka@acteonline.org or 703-683-9312.

Full Schedule for Iowa CTE Media Tour

Monday, March 11

Sioux City Career Academy — Sioux City
Time: 8:30AM
Address: 627 4th St., Sioux City, IA 51101
Programming: Tour of health science pathways, fashion and interior design, and engineering programs. 

Western Iowa Tech Community College — Sioux City
Time: 1:00PM
Address: 4647 Stone Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106
Programming: Tour of pharmacy technician, nurse aide, robotics and video media production programs. 

Tuesday, March 12

MMCRU High School — Marcus, IA
Time: 8:30AM
Address: 400 E. Fenton St., Marcus, IA 51035
Programming: Tour of industrial tech and agriculture programs. 

North Central Career Academy — Eagle Grove
Time: 1:30PM
Address: 216 S. Park Ave., Eagle Grove, IA 50533
Programming: Tour of business, teacher academy, manufacturing, engineering and health services programs.

Wednesday, March 13

Western Outreach Center — Holland
Time: 8:30AM
Address: 17040 Market Ave., Holland, IA 50642
Programming: Tour of health, advanced manufacturing, agricultural and business academies.

Waterloo Career Center — Waterloo
Time: 1:00PM
Address: 1350 Katoski Dr., Waterloo, IA 50702
Programming: Sustainable construction, advanced manufacturing, nursing and digital programs. 

Thursday, March 14

Linn-Mar High School — Marion
Time: 9:00AM
Address: 3111 N. 10th St., Marion, IA 52302
Programming: Agriculture, business, family and consumer sciences, and industrial tech programs.

Kirkwood Community College — Cedar Rapids
Time: 1:00PM
Address: Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Programming: Tour of hospitality arts program and roundtable discussion with students.

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About ACTE:

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.