FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 5, 2020
National Association Teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences (NATFCS) Unifies with National ACTE Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce that the National Association Teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences (NATFCS) has decided to formally unify with the national association. NATFCS is a national professional organization for family consumer science (FCS) educators. The move will benefit career and technical education (CTE) professionals and students throughout the nation.
As a result of the unification, NATFCS members will now enjoy concurrent membership in their association and ACTE national professional membership associations. Among the many assets national membership provides, ACTE offers extensive professional development resources, federal public policy advocacy and leadership opportunities. The unification will also improve ACTE’s connection to FCS educators, and strengthen their voice in Washington.
“I am so pleased to expand our partnership with NATFCS and the CTE professionals nationally” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “Working together, ACTE and NATFCS can build on our shared goals of strengthening CTE and ensuring that both educators have the tools to succeed.”
NATFCS has always been an important part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Division of ACTE. During a meeting in 1951, 125 teachers from 16 states organized the National Association of Vocational Home Economics Teachers (NAVHET). The teachers petitioned the American Vocational Association (AVA) Executive Committee to accept the NAVHET organization as a permanent affiliate of AVA. “We are excited to now have a unified status with ACTE.” said Becky Cox, Administrative Assistant of NATFCS. “This just continues to strengthen our association and ACTE. From a member perspective nothing has changed, but as an association we have a stronger relationship with and more resources available from 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, counseling 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.