President Biden Highlights CTE in State of the Union Address

Raise Awareness for CTE This CTE Month!

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State of the Union Highlights CTE Interests

Tuesday’s State of the Union address by President Biden highlighted several initiatives relevant to career and technical education (CTE), including the necessity of recruiting and retaining workers to fill many of the jobs created by legislation, such as the CHIPS and Science Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the importance of increasing teacher salaries. READ MORE

Ask Your Representative to Co-sponsor the 2023 House CTE Month Resolution!

The co-chairs of the House CTE Caucus, Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) are leading the House’s annual CTE Month® resolution. These House members are currently circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter asking their colleagues to co-sponsor the resolution marking February as CTE Month, which is set to be introduced on Feb. 8. READ MORE

DC Digest: Jan. 30–Feb. 5

Feb. 1 began CTE Month 2023, kicking off the annual celebration of CTE nationwide. READ MORE

CTE Research

State Policies Impacting CTE: 2022 Year in Review

Each year, Advance CTE and ACTE track and analyze state CTE policy for our joint Year in Review: State Policies Impacting CTE report. Last year, 36 states enacted 123 policy actions that will impact millions of CTE learners in secondary and postsecondary systems. This webinar shares an overview of the trends from the 2022 report and highlights from key topic areas including industry partnerships, funding, and access and equity. Join us on Feb. 16 at 3:00 p.m. ET. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER


New Resources Added to Social Media Toolkit

As you spread awareness about the importance of CTE this CTE Month, we encourage you to use our resources and social media toolkit, with design files recently added to the CTE Month webpage so that you can easily incorporate your own branding into template graphics.



Take Action with Techniques

As education leaders work hard to solve staggering faculty shortages, and classroom teachers report extreme levels of stress and burnout, this issue of Techniques offers support. You matter! Your work matters. Your concerns are valid. And we’re here to help. Featured content offers actionable resources for educators to develop confidence in their ability to foster productive learning.

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Attendees Gave VISION Two Thumbs Up

ACTE celebrated its largest gathering of CTE stakeholders in more than two decades. CareerTech VISION 2022 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we’re already looking forward to VISION 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona, this fall. We are so grateful for each of you who choose to share your time with us. This event and this organization wouldn’t be possible without you.

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Share Your Expertise as an Esteemed Presenter

ACTE’s CareerTech VISION is the premier annual gathering of CTE professionals, happening Nov. 29–Dec. 2 in Phoenix, Arizona. We are seeking session proposals that address the full range of issues facing CTE educators, administrators and key stakeholders as they strive to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to succeed! The deadline to submit session proposals is March 3.

Showcase Your Model CTE Programs and Innovations

Best Practices and Innovations in CTE Conference, co-hosted by the NCLA and the Administration Division of ACTE, is specifically focused on the professional development for administrators of both secondary and postsecondary CTE programs and institutions. The conference happens Sept. 27–29 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the deadline to submit presentation proposals is March 13.

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Equity Framework Webinar

Join the CTE Research Network for a free webinar, Feb. 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET, on their new Equity Framework for CTE Research. Members of the Equity in CTE Workgroup will introduce the framework and provide a high-level overview and examples of the six research stages covered. The webinar will also describe the related checklist and thematic overview for the framework.



CTE Learn’s CareerPrepped Platform Connects Learners, Educators and Employers

CareerPrepped has enhanced its comprehensive toolkit, now available to the general public. CTE institutions can adopt the platform to document and track students’ skill acquisition, while helping them connect with career opportunities. Powered by MaxKnowledge, CareerPrepped is a service of CTE Learn, ACTE’s online learning network.

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