FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2022
Contact: Jori Houck — firstname.lastname@example.org (ACTE)
Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with National ACTE
Alexandria, VA — The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce that the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education (Iowa ACTE) has formally unified with the national Association. Spearheaded by the leadership of Iowa ACTE President Greg Krawiec, the Iowa ACTE Board of Directors and Iowa ACTE Executive Director Sandy Miller, the state association is now officially unified with the national body. Benefiting from this move is both career and technical education (CTE) professionals in Iowa and ACTE’s national membership at large.
Following the unification, Iowa ACTE members can now simultaneously join both their state and national professional membership associations. Additionally, Iowa ACTE and its members have access to the national association’s extensive professional development resources, federal public policy advocacy and leadership opportunities. Iowa ACTE will also benefit from a variety of organizational resources and association management services, ranging from online membership processing to electronic communications tools. From ACTE’s perspective, the unification will improve the national Association’s connections with CTE stakeholders in Iowa, simultaneously providing Iowa ACTE members with greater input in ACTE’s federal policy advocacy.
“ACTE’s Board of Directors and I are excited to expand our connections in Iowa and work closely with our friends at Iowa ACTE and their members,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “Working together, ACTE, Iowa ACTE, and our partners in states all across the country can increase access to and students’ success in high-quality CTE programs. We are grateful to the Iowa ACTE Board of Directors and all who made this unification possible.”
“On behalf of Iowa ACTE members, we are excited to unify with ACTE,” Krawiec and Miller commented. “Aligning with the national association will open an array of benefits that will empower our state educators to grow professionally, become leaders within their areas of expertise, and be further positioned to create career success for each student we serve. During this time of importance for CTE, it is imperative for all levels of education along with public and private entities to partner and collaborate in a purposeful manner. This relationship allows Iowa to fully engage in this process.”
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.
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.