September 23, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 23, 2015
Contact: Sean Lynch
Nevada Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with
National Education Membership Association
Alexandria, VA – The national Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) today applauded the Nevada Association for Career and Technical Education (NACTE) membership’s vote to formally unify with the national body, and commended NACTE president Michele Lewis and past president Craig Statucki for their leadership in the transition.
The decision to unify with the national association streamlined the process for NACTE members to concurrently join both the state and national organizations. In doing so, NACTE has gained its members access to the national association’s support and resources while strengthening the broader Association’s voice to advance CTE across the country and on Capitol Hill.
“I am honored to welcome this new group of CTE professionals in to our national community by unifying with NACTE,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “I want to thank these teachers, administrators, career and guidance counselors and other professionals for this show of support and camaraderie with ACTE, and I look forward to working with them to build a stronger CTE system in Nevada and nationwide.”
Unification provides significant benefits for NACTE members by combining the application processes for both the state and national organizations into one. This streamlines the path to national membership for Nevada CTE community members, which connects them with professional development resources, benefits at major education advocacy and community events and a broad network of prominent business and industry colleagues.
“NACTE members see the benefits of being a unified state not only for the state association, but also the individual teachers,” said Statucki. “In a state that is recognizing the true value of CTE, it is important for NACTE members to have access to the professional development opportunities, advocacy resources, and individual benefits that a unified state can provide.”
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.