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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 West Virginia via National ACTE your professional development and advocacy association for CTE. 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

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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

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Individual membership is $90* and includes access to both West Virginia and ACTE national benefits.

*Division dues may vary.

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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.

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Professional Recognition

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

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WVACTE Leadership


Deborah Chapman
Huntington High School

Past President

Thomas Hoffman
The Mingo Career and Technical Center


Crystal Davis
Cabell County Career Technology Center

Executive Director/Treasurer

Ernie Powers

West Virginia CTE Online Learning Courses

West Virginia CTE Learn offers over 160 self-paced online courses for CTE professionals. Whether you are looking for engaging professional development or a more convenient way to obtain continuing education credits and advance your career, our online courses are designed for you. West Virginia CTE Learn offers an array of topics that focus on effective and proven teaching and leading strategies. Our credit courses have been designed to support CTE institutions with a comprehensive, virtual professional development program.


Cabell Schools Representatives Travel to Washington to Discuss Career and Technical Education
Representatives from Cabell County Schools participated in the National Policy Seminar hosted by the Association of Career and Technical Education in Washington DC this past February.



Pictured: Thomas Huffman (WV-ACTE President),
Senator Manchin, Debbie Chapman, Tara Combs

During the event, participants were given the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of legislation pertaining to career and technical education. Tara Combs and Deborah Chapman took advantage of time allotted to spend at Capitol Hill to meet and discuss legislative topics with Senate and House of Representatives members from West Virginia. Particular topics of discussion were the reallocation of the Carl D. Perkins Act, which is the primary source of funding for career and technical education programs. And ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act, which specifically identifies career and technical education components with academic integration. Tara and Debbie walked the corridors of the House and Senate Buildings advocating on behalf of career and technical education in West Virginia. They had a personal meeting with Senator Joe Manchin and spoke with the legislative director for Senator Shelley Moore Capito and House of Representatives member David McKinley. Brief visits were also made to House of Representatives members Evan Jenkins and Alex Mooney’s office.

CTE in the Mountain State

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