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What is ACTE?

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ACTE is the largest national education association serving thousands of professionals dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE can help you grow as a CTE professional in Rhode Island via National ACTE – your professional development and advocacy association for career and technical education. Our members represent all facets of career and technical education (CTE) and include:

Secondary and middle school CTE teachers and administrators

Postsecondary CTE instructors, faculty, administrators and deans

Guidance counselors

Students studying to become CTE educators

Federal and state government education professionals

Nonprofit organizations active in the advancement of CTE

Corporations working with CTE programs and educators on workplace skills

ACTE Represents Professionals From All Facets of CTE

Learn more about the comprehensive benefits of member-benefits/!


Agricultural Education

Business Education

Counseling & Career Development

Engineering & Technology Education

Family & Consumer Sciences

Health Sciences Education

New & Related Services

Postsecondary, Adult & Career Education

Trade & Industrial Education

Work-based Learning

Membership Has its Rewards

Individual membership is $115* and includes access to both Pennsylvania and ACTE national benefits.

*Division dues may vary.

Professional Development

Get access to high quality professional development to enrich your curriculum and advance your career. Join 3,500+ CTE professionals for ACTE’s CareerTech VISION.


Influence CTE-related legislation and funding, drive economic development, and voice your policy priorities at local, state and national levels.


Whether it’s online or in person, cultivate a knowledgeable network for sharing and exchanging ideas.

News & Updates

Receive a subscription to Techniques magazine and ACTE News, Legislative Alerts, Career Tech Update, STEM SmartBrief and more.

Professional Recognition

Achieve national recognition through state, regional, and national ACTE awards programs honoring the most distinguished CTE educators and programs.

Peace of Mind

Group life and AD&D insurance and professional liability coverage.


Member-exclusive discounts for ACTE events and countless CTE products.

Career Readiness

Check out ACTE’s online Job Bank to help you find new and exciting work.

CTE in the Ocean State

Read the Rhode Island state fact sheet.

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