November 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 17, 2015
Contact: Sean Lynch
Alexandria, VA – The national Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) today applauded the Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education and president Cathy LeCompte, who led in the state association’s decision to formally unify with the national body.
As a result of the shift, Alaska ACTE members can now take concurrent steps to join both their state and national professional associations. In doing so, Alaska ACTE has secured access for its members to the national association’s extensive professional development resources, public policy advocacy and leadership opportunities, as well as a stronger voice in the national conversation on CTE and education.
“I want to thank the members of Alaska ACTE and their president, Cathy LeCompte, for their work to advance their association through unification with our national community,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “This decision is a fantastic demonstration of their commitment to CTE and the work that our association is doing on the national level, and we’re so fortunate to have them as partners and colleagues in our efforts.”
The move to unify will streamline the administrative processes for Alaska’s CTE professionals to attain both state and national membership. In addition, unification ensures that Alaska ACTE members have access to the full scope of benefits available through ACTE membership.
“We are so excited to be a unified state and feel that this partnership will strengthen our association in Alaska,” said Alaska ACTE president Cathy LeCompte. “Unification with ACTE will enable us to provide much more opportunity for the CTE professionals across the state.”
About Us: 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, guidance counselors 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.