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West Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education


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WV Herald Dispatch  

Legislative Day at Cabell County Career and Technology Center

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U.S. Conference of Mayors awards HHS Wellness Academy $25,000 grant


Ruth Caplinger, Past President, West Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education, letter to new career, technical or adult education teachers/administrators 

For more information about WVACTE, please contact Ernie Powers.


What is ACTE?

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 
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Membership has its rewards:

Professional Development 

Get access to high quality professional development to enrich your curriculum and advance your career. Join 3,500+ CTE professionals in Las Vegas, Nov. 30-Dec. 3 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 and 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.


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

*Division dues may vary

Visit ACTE or call 1-800-826-9972 to join! 

WVACTE Leadership

President (until July 2017)
Thomas Hoffman
The Mingo Career and Technical Center

Past President
Ruth Caplinger
Mason County Career Center


Deborah Chapman
Huntington High School

Executive Director/Treasurer
Ernie Powers


CTE in the Mountain State - Read the West Virginia fact sheet.

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

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.


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. 




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Region I

Region I

Region I is composed of 16 state affiliates, including Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, the Federal Department of Education, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. The mission of the Region is to support the efforts of the ACTE state associations in providing educational leadership in the development of a competitive workforce. Activities of the Region are focused on involving members, cultivating organizational leadership, advocating for workforce development, emphasizing professional development and promoting a collaborative network of communication.

Region I Workshops and Conferences

  2018 Region I Conference Sollers Point Technical High School  Baltimore, Maryland April 19-20, 2018 CTE: Mapping the Routes to Career Pathway Success     Save the Date >   Schedule at a Glance >   Conference Location


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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

New Mexico ACTE Summer Conference(1)

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

ACTE Region IV Conference

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