ACTE Statement on Former Senator and CTE Advocate Mike Enzi


July 27, 2021 

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ACTE Statement on Former Senator and CTE Advocate Mike Enzi

Alexandria, VA – Today, ACTE released the following statement in response to the passing of former senator Mike Enzi (R-WY): 

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. 

Senator Enzi was awarded ACTE’s Policymaker of the Year Award in 2005. He continued to serve the CTE community in the U.S. Senate as a co-chair of the Senate CTE Caucus after its founding in 2014. Throughout his career, Senator Enzi fought hard to support rural and underserved areas, and remained committed to serving his home state.

“ACTE joins many others today in mourning the loss of Senator Mike Enzi,” said LeAnn Wilson, ACTE Executive Director. “The senator was a tireless advocate for CTE, students and his native Wyoming. We extend our thoughts and our deepest condolences to Senator Enzi’s family and loved ones.” 


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.