November 3, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 3, 2015
Contact: Sean Lynch
Association for Career and Technical Education Welcomes Newly-formed Guam ACTE Chapter
Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) today extended its congratulations to the CTE community in Guam, which recently moved to affiliate with the national organization as an official chapter under the leadership of Guam ACTE President, Dr. Sam Mabini.
Dr. Mabini worked with local CTE professionals and leaders from ACTE to reorganize the disaffiliated and inactive body, and helped to reestablish the organization as an ACTE State Chapter. This ensures that CTE educators, administrators, career and guidance counselors and others in the chapter will have access to ACTE’s extensive professional development offerings, and advance CTE in their community.
“I’m so pleased to welcome Dr. Mabini and her colleagues from Guam ACTE into our national organization,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “When CTE professionals work together to pursue our shared goals, we can accomplish great things – and the partnership of Guam ACTE means we can build an even stronger CTE system for our students.”
By forming an officially recognized state chapter, Guam ACTE has gained significant opportunities to advance its involvement with ACTE’s national headquarters and will represent the specific CTE content areas pertinent to its members. In addition, the chapter will benefit its members by connecting them to ACTE’s national organization of professionals.
“Guam ACTE, as well as neighboring members from CNMI, Palau and American Samoa, are excited to work together as a team,” said Dr. Mabini. “These are professionals focused on helping our islanders prepare for personal success and careers needed in the Pacific region and the world. We look forward to working closely with other educators, businesses and our public leaders who champion the success of our students.”
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.