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Board of Directors Position Statements


The ACTE Board of Directors began posting its position statements in 2013.

State Course Requirements and Graduation Policies Position Statement

March 2013

ACTE believes:

  • All students must have access to high-quality CTE options in secondary schools and postsecondary institutions.
  • CTE options play a vital role in engaging and inspiring students' application of academics and development of employability and technical skills, which are valued by employers and critical for pursuit of long-term, sustainable, individual career paths.
  • Each student's chosen career path should be the basis for determining the specific course requirements and other educational options needed for graduation.
  • Strong academic and career advisement is necessary to help students navigate the choices most suitable for their particular career path.
  • States and localities are best suited to determine the appropriate mix of academic, CTE and other courses required for a student's career path.
  • Any recognition of CTE in diploma options must be presented as an added value.

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The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.

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ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.


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