FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2017
Media Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
North Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with National ACTE
Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) congratulates the North Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education (NCACTE) on its decision to formally unify with the national association. Spearheaded by the leadership of NCACTE President Rodney Smith and Executive Director Ruth Huff, and with the support of North Carolina CTE Director Jo Anne Honeycutt, the state-based association is now officially unified with the national body. The move will benefit career and technical education (CTE) professionals and students throughout the state.
As a result of the unification, NCACTE members can now simultaneously join both their state and national professional membership associations. In doing so, NCACTE has secured access for its members to the national association’s extensive professional development resources, federal public policy advocacy and leadership opportunities. Organizationally, NCACTE will now benefit from a variety of association management services, ranging from online membership processing to the use of new electronic communications tools used by ACTE. The partnership will strengthen ACTE’s ability to connect with CTE stakeholders in North Carolina, and give NCACTE members a louder voice in national policy discussions.
“ACTE’s Board of Directors and I are excited to grow our partnership with NCACTE and their community of CTE professionals and students,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “High-quality CTE provides students with opportunities to pursue the American Dream, and we look forward to working hand-in-hand with our partners in North Carolina to make sure every student is prepared for career success”
“I am excited for the benefits our North Carolina members will receive as a result of the unification,” said Smith. “Working together, I look forward to what the next year will bring for our state. We have an energetic board for 2017-18 that is eager to work and grow NCACTE into a powerhouse for CTE educators.”
“We believe that working together is key to advancing CTE and accomplishing the necessary work for our stakeholders,” said Honeycutt. “The impact we can have collectively is greater than the impact we will have working separately.”
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.