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


August 11, 2021 


Jori Houck, 


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


Alexandria, VA – Today, ACTE released the following statement on the nomination of Dr. Amy Loyd to serve as Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) after serving as the Acting Assistant Secretary in this role since April:


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. 


Additionally, Dr. Loyd has prioritized diversity, equity and inclusion throughout her career, including through providing culturally-responsive education, training and wraparound services to Alaska Native and Native American communities through her role as Director of Education at the Cook Inlet Tribal Council.


Since April, she has been serving in the Acting Assistant Secretary role for OCTAE after being appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Strategic Initiatives, and has been overseeing national CTE programs, community colleges, adult education and literacy and correctional education programs in this role.


“ACTE is pleased to celebrate President Biden’s nomination of Dr. Amy Loyd to officially serve as OCTAE Assistant Secretary,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “Dr. Loyd is an exceptional advocate for equitable access to high-quality CTE, and has already proven to be a strong leader in this role. We look forward to strengthening our relationship and to her dedicated, focused leadership of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.”


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.