TIVA provides an active force with a variety of programs to meet the professional needs of its members.
Government Representation: TIVA has a paid Lobbyist representing our members in Austin and Washington who monitors legislation, giving critical input to lawmakers and the State Board of Education. The Lobbyist and the Executive Director work together to influence legislation and policies that affect career and Technical education programs, teachers, funding and jobs.
TIVA Attorney provides free initial legal consultation to TIVA members regarding education/professional concerns.
Liability Insurance specifically designed for the trade and industrial teacher. $2 million policy protects members from errors and omissions arising out of the conduct of professional responsibilities and provides full defense costs even if allegations are groundless, false or frivolous. Includes criminal charges, civil rights allegations, corporal punishment, tenure, dismissal and other employment rights-type actions if decision favors the member.
TIVA Updates sent to members with news, trends and ideas that impact the trade and industrial teacher.
E-mail Alerts reports current state and federal political issues affecting career and technical education. Many ask for you to take action by corresponding with lawmakers.
Webpage – www.tiva.org: Featuring up-to-date information on state and national conferences, legislative news, questions & answers, mailing list to all those who sign up via our webpage, links to other helpful websites, contacts, etc.
Networking that offers numerous opportunities to meet with your peers and expand your circle of valuable contacts. Sharing of ideas and results keeps members “in-the-know”.
Identity: TIVA is identified by state and national professional groups as the voice of career and technical Trade and Industry educators throughout Texas.
Job Bank provides information about available positions throughout the state.
Professional Development: Career advancement and a lifetime commitment to professional development are characteristics of the CTE educator. TIVA hosts two professional development conferences a year offering relevant and rigorous industry training and certifications
TIVA’s Annual Exhibits Show: Held during the annual TIVA Professional Development Conference, brings vendors from around the nation to demonstrate the latest in equipment, textbooks, resource materials, fundraisers and personal image building.
Prestigious Awards Program recognizes outstanding contributions by teachers, administrators, counselors, legislators and other policy makers.
Scholarships: Awarded to TIVA educators for continuing education, Best of Texas Outstanding CTE students as well as alumnae and community leaders.
Leadership: Be a part of a group shaping the Career and Technical education’s policies in the State of Texas.
Teamwork: TIVA Board of Directors interact with their peers, exchange information, receive advice and referrals, and gain knowledge and insight that helps members achieve their own goals and, in turn, help their students achieve theirs.
Interacts with TEA, SkillsUSA, and ACTE and CTE program specific organizations to develop programs and activities that will enhance Career and Technical education.
Money Savings: Potential discounts on a variety of services through your membership such as: Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Laquinta Hotels, Hertz Rentals, and best of all, discounted conference rates.
Affiliate Representation: We partner with the different occupational area affiliates to better serve the membership. The affiliates include: AVACA, E2IT3, CIPS, TAIA, TCCIA, TOETTIPS, CJET, ILS, ACTE.