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Virginia ACTE Leadership Seminar Brings Career and Technical Education to the General Assembly

Read highlights from the conference and view photos on the Leadership Seminar page.

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Seminar, January 21–22

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Download the Spring 2015 Virginia ACTE Newsletter
In this issue:

Virginia ACTE’s “One” video:

Become a Virginia ACTE member!2013 Fact Sheet

Virginia ACTE’s 2014–2015 CTE Fact Sheet

Virginia ACTE Board Meeting Dates

CTE: Learning that works for America from NASDCTEc on Vimeo.

President’s Message

Chad A. Maclin, VACTE President

Chad A. Maclin, VACTE PresidentWelcome to the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education (VACTE) website. As a lifelong resident of Virginia and with more than twenty-five years’ experience in Career and Technical Education, I am honored to be serving as the VACTE president this year.

VACTE serves as the umbrella organization for Career and Technical Education professional teacher organizations and is the direct affiliation for the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). VACTE’s main focus is to provide legislative support to lawmakers in support of Career and Technical Education in Virginia.

In September, VACTE will host the ACTE Region II Professional Development Conference in Richmond. This year’s conference theme is “Advocacy, Curriculum, Trends, and Excellence.” All members are encouraged to attend, as this conference will be a great opportunity to network with fellow Career and Technical Education colleagues from across the southeastern region.

Again in January, VACTE will host the Annual Legislative Seminar in Richmond. Make plans to attend this progressive conference which will focus on the legislative agenda that will directly affect Career and Technical Education programs across the commonwealth.

Join VACTE to stay connected to the legislative initiatives that affect the Career and Technical Education classrooms. Our website has lots of information beneficial to helping teachers and administrators remain informed and stay connected with local legislators and business and industry. Please feel free to reach out to me or any of the board members should you need assistance with your local legislators or have a good news story to promote.

The work of VACTE is to ensure that CTE classrooms across the commonwealth have the legislative support to equip state-of-the-art technology/equipment labs, have industry leading instructors, and have connections to business and industry. With your support through membership and activism, Career and Technical Education will be the driving force in Virginia’s workforce development.


For a listing of VDOE webinars to assist CTE teachers and administrators in planning, implementing, and reporting their CTE-related activities, please visit the Virginia Department of Education web site.