Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D. Named ACTE Champion for CTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2020

Media Contacts:
Megan Kmiotek, ACTE
mkmiotek@acteonline.org 

Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D. Named ACTE Champion for CT

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the ACTE Champion for CTE: Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D., Senior Executive Officer at Capital Region BOCES in Albany, New York. 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.

Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D. joined Capital Region BOCES in 2017, and continues to prioritize the development and expansion of Career and Technical Education. This includes the addition of courses to enhance the experience for both high school students and adults while strengthening the regional workforce and the addition of many new business partners. It also includes the construction of a new workforce training center to replace the nearly 50-year-old Career & Technical Education training complex. The specialized building will be outfitted with cutting-edge labs and learning spaces to train students and adults for current and future industry needs.

Dragone has expanded partnerships and programming for underserved adults in downtown Albany at the Capital South Campus Center – including a new high-tech Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Demonstration Center. The center will illustrate the integration of technologies that can help improve quality of life, safety, and efficiency for regional municipalities, college and university campuses, high school campuses, connected roadways and smart buildings.

Dragone regularly meets with state lawmakers, business partners and regional leaders to discuss issues affecting BOCES programs across the state and to advocate for support of CTE. He also participates on numerous panel discussions around the topic of CTE advancement. In addition, Dragone co-leads the Capital Region STEM Hub, a regional cross-sector collaboration that represents education, business, industry, and nonprofit groups that support STEM activities throughout the eight-county economic development region. The goal is to create a more skilled and inclusive workforce and provide more opportunities for students to find success in school and beyond. As a member of the Regional Economic Development Council, he co-leads the Education & Workforce workgroup that supports CTE education and the training that fuels the region’s workforce pipeline.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this award on behalf of Capital Region BOCES,” said Dragone. “Career and technical education is vital to developing a prepared and successful workforce. Helping our students achieve success is what we are all about and I am proud to expand, improve, promote and champion CTE.”

Dragone will be recognized alongside other national ACTE award winners on Dec. 3, 2020, at the ACTE Virtual Awards Gala during ACTE’s Virtual CareerTech VISION 2020. 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.

About Capital Region BOCES
The Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is the sixth largest BOCES in New York state, and delivers more than 300 educational and administrative services to its 24 component school districts. Combined, these districts educate more than 80,000 students in the Albany, Schoharie, Schenectady and Saratoga counties of New York state. In addition, Capital Region BOCES provides several services to more than 150 school districts outside of the Capital Region.

Michigan Student Wins ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2020

Contact: Megan Kmiotek
mkmiotek@acteonline.org

Michigan Student Wins ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest
Recent Graduate of Kent Career Tech Center Wins National Award

Alexandria, VA – Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced a Kent Career Tech Center recent graduate Sara Tatreau as the national student trophy design winner in its fifth annual student trophy design contest. Sara graduated from Kent Career Tech Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan  in the spring of 2020. She was taught by Larry Ridley, an instructor at Kent Career Tech Center. 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 virtually with over 4,000 educators, administrators and CTE industry stakeholders in attendance. Sara’s submission was selected by ACTE’s Board of Directors out of entries from students all across the country. In addition to having her design used to create this year’s trophies,Sara will receive a $1,000 scholarship and Kent Career Tech Center will receive a free one-year lease of a 3D printer, courtesy of Stratasys, Ltd.

As a young person with interests in STEM, Sara’s path through life has been an interesting one. From a young age she enjoyed and excelled in STEM classes, so she was sure to fill her high school career with them. In Sara’s freshman year, she joined Kent Innovation High, where they taught math, science, writing, and history using project based learning. She loved working in groups to put what we were learning into a project. She has always been a tactile learner, so she thrived in the environment for all four years. Coincidentally, Kent Innovation is housed within Kent Career and Technical Center with some of the best programs in the state. Sara enrolled in their Design Lab course in her sophomore year. It was an exploratory STEM program with a wide variety of lessons such as electronics/robotics, CAD, woodworking, and coding. After the one year program ended, Sara enrolled in the Aviation Electronics course, which happened to be the only high school Avionics program in the country. Sara’s goal is aimed at becoming an electrical engineer working in the aerospace industry and she could not pass up the opportunity to learn more about the installer’s viewpoint. Sara earned industry-level certifications and received the academic experience she was looking for. While taking the second year in the Avionics program, Sara also enrolled in the Engineering program for her final year of high school. There she also earned industry level certifications and amazing experience with the different CAD software. In all programs, Sara was pushed to do her best and beyond. Between both schools and three programs, Sara knows she can handle whatever comes her way next.

“The Student Trophy Design Contest has successfully helped promote CTE classrooms across the country for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, engineers, and more,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “Sara’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 Sara and her accomplishments, and we are honored to have them as public ambassadors 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 with ACTE to create this contest for the students. It is clear that the educators are doing an outstanding job immersing the students in Additive Manufacturing and Computer Aided Drafting.  The trophy entries we have judged over the past 5 years are phenomenally designed and could not be created by any other manufacturing process.”

Sara, ACTE and Stratasys are available for interviews upon request. Sara’s trophy design and headshot (courtesy Sara) are attached to this email.

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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.

Click here to view this press release on ACTE’s website.

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on COVID-19 Relief Bill Including $1B for CTE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2020

Media Contacts:
Hannah Neeper, ACTE; 703-683-9327; hneeper@acteonline.org
Katie Fitzgerald, Advance CTE; 301-588-9630; kfitzgerald@careertech.org

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on COVID-19 Relief Bill Including $1B for CTE

Alexandria, VA – The following statement can be attributed to Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE and LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director of ACTE.

“We applaud the introduction of the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act, which includes a $1 billion investment in career and technical education (CTE). CTE’s contribution is twofold: It is vital to providing the 40 million people out of work – especially those most vulnerable – with the opportunities to upskill and reskill and enter into a living-wage career. CTE is also critical to employers, ensuring that they have the talent needed to innovate and grow. We support this bill and look forward to working with Congress to secure its enactment.”

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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.

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on $1B CTE Funding Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2020

Press Contacts:
Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE
jnagurka@acteonline.org; (703) 689-9312

Katie Fitzgerald, Advance CTE
kfitzgerald@careertech.org; 301-588-9630

 

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on $1B CTE Funding Proposal

Alexandria, VA— Today, the House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) relief package that includes significant investments to help Americans secure the education and training they need to get back to work. The bill includes $3 billion for career and technical education (CTE), including $1 billion through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), and $2 billion for community college and industry partnerships. The following statement can be jointly attributed to LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director for the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and Kimberly Green, Executive Director for Advance CTE.

“We applaud and fully support the package introduced by Chairman Scott and its much-needed investment in CTE. The Coronavirus has dramatically changed every aspect of the education system, the workforce, our economy and lives, as well as highlighted the existing and deepening equity gaps that exist across our country. This investment will help ensure CTE can equitably deliver high-quality experiences for learners regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity or where they live.

“Coronavirus also caused a rapid shift to delivery of education online. This funding will help transform and implement innovative instructional practices and delivery methods so that key aspects of CTE, such as experiential and applied, hands-on learning can thrive in a virtual environment.

“As our nation continues to battle this global pandemic and its economic fallout, CTE will be vital to key industries such as healthcare, STEM, manufacturing, construction and transportation distribution and logistics. We are pleased that this legislation specifically recognizes those needs and places a focus on expanding and adapting program offerings and supports to meet the evolving needs of employers and learners during these challenging times.

“We are facing a difficult, unprecedented chapter in American history. We know it will be a challenging path forward to restart the American economy, but to do so we will need to make historic investments in the skilling, upskilling and reskilling of American workers. CTE stands ready to help our nation and our economy recover. The resources authorized in this piece of legislation are a great first step toward that recovery.”

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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 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 to advance high-quality CTE policies, programs and pathways that ensure career success for each learner.

Virtual Work Based Learning Conference to Debut Amid COVID-19

MEDIA ADVISORY
April 16, 2020

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

Virtual Work Based Learning Conference to Debut Amid COVID-19
The Iowa Work Based Learning Coordinators are joining forces with ACTE to host a national conference

WHAT: The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is partnering with the Iowa Work Based Learning (WBL) organization to host the first-ever virtual national WBL conference. Originally scheduled as an in-person event, this virtual conference will now feature strategies and best practices for WBL.

The daylong conference will feature nearly 50 concurrent sessions and a keynote address from Dr. Casey Sacks, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education. Other general session speakers include Rachel Hirsch from the National Governors Association and Josh Davies, CEO of the Center for Work Ethic Development. The schedule-at-a-glance is available here, and full session descriptions are available here. For more information, visit the conference event page here.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 9:30AM – 3:45PM ET

WHERE: Virtual Conference. Attendees can register to attend here.

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.

Iowa Work Based Learning Coordinators (IWBL) was formed to provide professional development and collaboration around work-based learning. IWBL’s conference attendance has grown each year in relation to the excitement around offering work-based learning opportunities to students as well as ensuring access to quality programming.

RSVP: Members of the media who have questions or would like to attend virtually should contact Jarrod Nagurka at jnagurka@acteonline.org or (703) 683-9312 by Monday, April 20.

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ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on OCTAE’s Coronavirus-related Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2020

Press Contacts:
Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE
jnagurka@acteonline.org; (703) 689-9312

Katie Fitzgerald, Advance CTE
kfitzgerald@careertech.org; 301-588-9630

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on OCTAE’s Coronavirus-related Guidance

Alexandria, VA—On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) released guidance on career and technical education (CTE)-related issues in light of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The guidance included an extension for states to submit their Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) plans, clarification that states may award a Perkins V subgrant to local recipients prior to fully approved local applications, and confirmation that states may provide local Perkins V recipients additional time to complete their local applications.

The following statement may be jointly attributed to LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), and Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE.

“We commend and appreciate the efforts of OCTAE Assistant Secretary Scott Stump and all who were involved in extending much-needed flexibility to states and locals for CTE. Coronavirus has raised unprecedented challenges for the CTE community just as Perkins V was being implemented, and we are grateful for the Department of Education’s hard work in helping meet the needs that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. It is critical that states and local recipients are able to take the necessary time to ensure their plans include robust goals to build quality and equity within CTE. We look forward to continuing to work with OCTAE and Congressional leadership on additional guidance and funding to cover other areas that our members, CTE professionals and programs across the country continue to grapple with.”

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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 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 to advance high-quality CTE policies, programs and pathways that ensure career success for each learner.

ACTE Names Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi and Anthony Gonzalez as 2019 Policymakers of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2020

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

ACTE Names Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi and Anthony Gonzalez as 2019 Policymakers of the Year

Reps. Krishnamoorthi and Gonzalez

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce that it has named Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) as its 2019 Policymakers of the Year. Both Reps. Krishnamoorthi and Gonzalez have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing career and technical education (CTE) in Congress.

Rep. Krishnamoorthi was the lead Democratic sponsor of House legislation to reauthorize the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act in the 115th Congress. This Congress, he is the lead Democratic sponsor of H.R. 1766, the College Transparency Act, which would help students be more informed decision-makers in choosing their postsecondary paths. Rep. Gonzalez is serving his first term in Congress and has quickly emerged as a CTE champion. He is the lead Republican sponsor of H.R. 3497, the JOBS Act, which would expand Pell Grant eligibility to short-term job training programs.

“We are so thrilled to honor these tremendous CTE advocates,” said LeAnn Wilson, ACTE Executive Director. “Representatives Krishnamoorthi and Gonzalez understand the value that CTE brings to students and economies all across the country, and their continued efforts make the CTE ecosystem stronger. On behalf of tens of thousands of CTE professions nationwide, ACTE extends its deep appreciation to these leaders in Congress for all they have done to advance education that prepares students for both educational and career success.”

“I’m honored to receive this award from ACTE and am forever grateful for their tremendous support and leadership in urging the passage of our bipartisan CTE reauthorization,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “One thing is certain: skills-based education isn’t just a ladder to higher achievement, it’s a launching pad to a middle class life, a stronger economy, and a nation achieving even more of its potential. Looking ahead and with ACTE’s help, I am eager to pass additional bipartisan reforms, such as the College Transparency Act, to ensure all Americans have access to a quality education and a good-paying job.”

“Career and technical education is critical to connecting students with good paying jobs and fulfilling careers that are currently available in communities like mine in Northeast Ohio,” said Congressman Anthony Gonzalez. “I am honored to be recognized by the Association for Career and Technical Education, and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in Congress to move legislation like the JOBS Act forward.”

Reps. Krishnamoorthi and Gonzalez will be honored in conjunction with ACTE’s National Policy Seminar, an event where hundreds of CTE professionals gather in Washington to have their voices heard and meet with policymakers. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, March 31 at 9:30AM in Senate Hart 902. Please contact Jarrod Nagurka at jnagurka@acteonline.org if you would like to attend.

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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 2020 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program Fellows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2020

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

ACTE Announces 2020 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program Fellows

Alexandria, VA—Today the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced its second class of fellows for its 2020 Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at ACTE – sponsored by ECMC Foundation (PLSP-ECMCF). The program’s review committee selected 20 participants for the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 cohort includes the following individuals. Individual press releases describing the fellows’ biographies can be accessed by clicking on their names below:

This is ACTE’s second cohort 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.

ACTE Statement on President’s FY 2021 Budget Request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2020

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

ACTE Statement on President’s FY 2021 Budget Request

Alexandria, VA —The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) released the following statements in light of President Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget, which included, among other things, nearly $900 million in additional funding directed to career and technical education (CTE). This is composed of a roughly $680 million increase for Perkins Basic State Grants, $83 million increase for Perkins National Programs (with a focus on competitive grants for innovation and modernization of programs), and over $100 million in additional funds that could be generated for Perkins through changes to the H-1B visa program. However, overall, the budget request includes decreases of 7.8% and 10.5% to the Departments of Education and Labor over FY 2020.

“We are excited that CTE is receiving the long-overdue recognition it deserves for its role in growing America’s 21st century economy,” said LeAnn Wilson, ACTE’s Executive Director. “This significant increase will provide much-needed resources to strengthen high-quality CTE programs in every corner of the country, and is a substantial step forward in the national double the investment campaign for CTE. As the skills gap widens and careers require more technical skills now than ever, it is crucial that today’s learners have access to programs that will prepare them for the workforce. This strong investment in CTE programs at high schools and community and technical colleges will do just that.”

Wilson continued, “At the same time, the nation’s education and workforce system functions best when its varied programs and resources are leveraged together. We are concerned to see significant cuts overall to the Departments of Education and Labor in the President’s budget proposal. Substantially cutting or eliminating other programs outside of Perkins impacts schools’ and postsecondary institutions’ abilities to deliver high-quality CTE to students. For instance, programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Higher Education Act all help support CTE programs, teachers and students through activities such as student financial aid, teacher professional development, and both academic and employability-related supports. We strongly encourage Congress to reject these harmful proposals, while embracing the historic investment that the President has rightly made in Perkins.”

ACTE President Nancy Trivette stated, “This recorded-breaking proposal to invest in CTE is strongly grounded in data, public support and common sense. For far too long high-quality CTE programs have been forced to do more with less. This budget reverses the trend of underinvestment in CTE, recognizes the benefit of these programs to the American economy, and would allow even more students to gain the skills they need to be successful in careers of the 21st century. However, it is also important to note the vital role that other federal education and workforce-related programs play in supporting students’ skill development, and to stress that while this budget would smartly scale investments in CTE, it shouldn’t detract from important progress made in other areas.”

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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.

CTE Month Site Visit at T.C. Williams High School

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release
February 6, 2020

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

CTE Month Site Visit at T.C. Williams High School
The visit to T.C. Williams High School will highlight career and technical education (CTE) programs and the benefits and opportunities CTE provides to students

What: The Association for Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) annual CTE Month site visit will take place at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. This event will begin with an overview of the programs, followed by a panel with CTE students and a tour of several classrooms. The visit coincides with CTE Month. A detailed agenda and overview is enclosed below and attached to this email.

Where: 3330 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302

When: Thursday, February 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Event is open press, but RSVPs are required) 

Who: ACTE, other education-related organizational staff, educators, students and school officials. Notably, ACTE’s Teacher of the Year is an educator at T.C. Williams High School and will participate in the tour.

RSVP: RSVPs are required. To RSVP or for more information, contact Jarrod Nagurka at jnagurka@acteonline.org or at (703) 683-9312.

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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.

 

Schedule

10:00-10:05: Welcome
Carmen Sanders, Campus Administrator, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS)

10:05-10:10: ACTE Greeting
LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director, ACTE

10:10-10:30: Overview of School/District and CTE Programs
Dr. Tricia Jacobs, CTE Coordinator, ACPS
Dr. Gerald R. Mann, Jr., Executive Director of Secondary Instruction, ACPS

10:30-11:00: CTE Panel
Current CTE Students and Educator

11:00-12:00: Tour of Programs
Program tour includes:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Teachers for Tomorrow
  • Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences
  • Technical Drawing and Design
  • Television & Media Production
  • Academy of Finance: Economics and Personal Finance