ACTE Association News


Students build world-record setting drag racer

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2017

This week's Industry Connect blog highlights a partnership between a high school automotive program and the educational research organization foundry10. Read more on the blog.


Senators sponsor Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2017

Recently, Senators Tim Kaine, Rob Portman, Tammy Baldwin and Todd Young, co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, reintroduced the bipartisan Educating Tomorrow's Workforce Act. Read more on the CTE Policy Watch blog.


Register for VISION today!

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

At ACTE's CareerTech VISION from Dec. 6 to 9 at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, you'll find four days of infinite professional development possibilities, prime networking opportunities and direct access to thousands of individuals representing all facets of CTE. Join us for inspiring keynote speakers, Entrepreneur and Author Isaac Lidsky and Host of DIY Network's "Rescue Renovation" Kayleen McCabe as well as hundreds of concurrent CTE sessions, the Expo and Career Pavilion, and much more!


Publish with us

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

"Techniques," our award-winning magazine that covers CTE, issues and programs, profiles of educators and other news-makers, is seeking your articles for the 2017-18 editorial calendar, featuring numerous topics from the teacher pipeline and cool CTE tech tools to internships, apprenticeships and mentorships. Check out the 2017-18 Editorial Calendar.


Ensuring Quality for Short-term Programs

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2017

How can short-term CTE programs be evaluated to ensure they provide a quality experience and positive outcomes for students?


Expand Your CTE Program Online With Fuel Education

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2017

Fuel Education discusses the importance of high school pathways leading to industry certifications and demonstrates how schools and districts can expand offerings by using an online component with CTE programs. Watch today!


CTE Working Wonders winner features thriving CTE students

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 15, 2017

Larry Garrity, principal of Webster County Area Technical Center in Dixon, Ky., is the $50 Amazon gift card winner of February's CTE Working Wonders social media campaign encouraging educators to showcase their local CTE success stories. Special thanks to all who participated and shared stories of CTE working wonders in their communities! Visit CTE Working Wonders.


NPS on-site registration

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 13, 2017

Today is the first day of National Policy Seminar in Arlington, Va.! There is still a chance to register today on-site from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Listen to the projections on the political landscape along with insights on CTE policy initiatives via keynote speakers, breakout sessions and opportunities to meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill. Advocate for CTE today!


VISION Early-Bird Registration opens today!

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 13, 2017

Join the premier annual gathering of CTE professionals this Dec. 6 to 9 at the grandiose Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., for an exciting agenda packed with CTE sessions, Expo and career pavilion, awards and recognition, and a rich array of networking opportunities! There's something for everyone in CTE at VISION, a must-attend event for educators, industry representatives and business leaders. Start planning your experience.


Just announced: $1,000 and 3D printer for contest winners

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 08, 2017

What could your school do with a free 3D printer and materials for one year? Winners of the 2017 Student Trophy Design Contest will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a free 3D printer and materials for their school for one year! The deadline to enter is May 1.


Policymakers express support for CTE

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 08, 2017

As the new administration and 115th Congress begin work for the new year, leaders from both branches of government have spoken out about CTE and Perkins reauthorization in recent days.


CTE across the years

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 06, 2017

As we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Hughes Act this week, ACTE Region IV Vice President-Elect Christine Holecek reflects on the impact of legislation on changing the CTE classroom over the last 30 years.


There's still time to register for NPS

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 06, 2017

This year's National Policy Seminar, March 13 to 15 in Arlington, Va., will focus on understanding and navigating the new political landscape while ensuring CTE remains a priority for the new Congress and administration. You'll hear projections on CTE policy initiatives via keynote speakers, breakout sessions, a congressional staff panel on Capitol Hill and more. Register today!


Senate passes CTE Month resolution

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 01, 2017

The US Senate has passed a resolution "supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month." Read more on the CTE Policy Watch Blog.


Best Practices call for proposals due Friday

STEM SmartBrief | Mar 01, 2017

Help us create content and submit your presentation proposals for Best Practices and Innovations in CTE with content tailored to CTE administrators. Co-hosted by ACTE and NCLA, the conference will be held Sept. 27 to 29 in Albuquerque, N.M. Submit your proposals by March 3.




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