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CTE Month[R] 2017 Is Here!

The CTE Month tagline "Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!" describes how we will celebrate the advocates and teachers who give their time and effort to provide opportunities for students, who in turn will "own" the future and someday emerge as leaders in the workforce. This month, ACTE will hold a social media "thunderclap," a school visit in the Washington, DC, area, a Twitter chat with student officers from the CTSOs, and collaborate with our partners in many other ways to spread the word about the value of contemporary CTE. For more information about how you can get involved with CTE Month--by holding a school or site visit or communicating with the media, policymakers or business leaders--visit Show your support by purchasing festive CTE Month products, including mood pencils, pens, bracelets and more at

CTE Month 2017 PSA Contest Winners

This past November at VISION 2016, ACTE announced Sussex Technical High School from Georgetown, Delaware, as our CTE Month Video Public Service Announcement Contest winner. As the winning school, they received a $500 cash prize. Congratulations to students Zoe Stayman and Edward DeLeon, as well as teacher Gary Conaway, on the outstanding PSA. Our second place winner, which received a $250 cash prize, was Belton High School in Texas. The third place winner was the Keller Center for Advanced Learning, also in Texas. These videos are currently available to watch on our CTE Month page at, and readers are encouraged to share them with anyone they know of who is interested in learning more about the value of CTE and the variety of strong CTE programs schools are facilitating nationwide.

Forging New Paths at NPS 2017

At this year's National Policy Seminar, taking place March 13-15, in Arlington, Virginia, attendees will hear the latest insights on the new Congress and administration, as well as Perkins reauthorization efforts. Attendees will have the opportunity to educate policymakers on the importance of CTE in students' college- and career-readiness endeavors, while gaining knowledge on CTE policy initiatives, legislation and funding. We will also celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917. Visit for agenda updates, and register by Feb. 10 to secure the early bird rate!

VISION 2017 Call for Proposals

ACTE invites you to contribute your ideas, classroom strategies and program innovations in secondary and postsecondary CTE to help create content for ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2017. The most comprehensive professional development and networking event for thousands of CTE attendees, VISION will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville this Dec. 6-9. VISION offers hundreds of breakout sessions, and we are looking for presentations in a variety of formats, including lectures, hands-on labs, panels and interactive discussions. Submit your proposals by Feb. 28 at

ACTE Region Conferences

Don't miss the upcoming 2017 ACTE region conferences. For more information, visit

2016 CTE Policy in the States

ACTE and Advance CTE have released, for the fourth time, an annual review of state policies impacting CTE. This paper provides both an overview and a state-by-state review of CTE-related policies that were enacted in 2016, including a chart showing key trends across the country. The paper and a companion webinar can be accessed at

State Leadership Training

Are you looking to further develop your leadership skills in your role as a state association leader? Join us on Sunday, March 12, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to discuss issues in association management and leadership. All current state leaders and those interested in service are welcome to attend. Registration cost is $25. Please visit for more information.

ACTE Image Awards

Do you know a business leader, company, organization or individual who has made a positive impact on CTE in the past year? ACTE is accepting applications for the 2018 Image Awards until May 1. Help ACTE shine a spotlight on outstanding supporters of CTE by recognizing the CTE champions in your community. Learn more about nominating at

Student Trophy Design Contest

Attention rising student designers! ACTE is accepting entries for our annual contest to redesign the 3D-printed ACTE Excellence Award trophies. Entries are due by May 1. Learn more about prizes and entry requirements at

New Sector Sheet

ACTE and the US Army teamed up to provide the latest information on numerous career options for both new recruits and veterans, especially in such STEM-related fields as satellite communications systems operators, cyber operations specialists, cryptologic linguists and many others. This new sector sheet also features CTE pathways and programs, as well as leadership development and scholarship opportunities for the rising military workforce and its veterans. Visit to download this and the other 13 industry sectors featured in our sector sheet series, which is sponsored by Pearson.
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