Download the Fall 2014 VACTE Newsletter
In this issue:
- Greetings from President Chad Maclin
- 2014–2015 Public Policy Concerns for CTE
- A look ahead to 2015 summer conferences
- Highlights and photos from the ACTE Region II conference
- 2015 VACTE Leadership Seminar At a Glance
- VACTE Board Directory
The 16th Annual
Professional Leadership Seminar
for Virginia Educators
January 22-23, 2015
Hilton Garden Hotel, Richmond
- Support statewide Career and Technical Education initiatives and public policy
- Network with other CTE teachers, administrators, and policymakers
- Learn the latest on Perkins and Virginia CTE funding
VACTE's "One" video:
VACTE Meets with Virginia Congressional Delegation
left to right: Jessica Jones, Cara LeGrys, Barb Hanock-Henley, Brenda D. Long, Senator Tim Kaine, Carolyn Warner, Irvin Hall, ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson, Jesse W. White
VACTE members participated in the 2014 Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) National Policy Seminar. The teachers and administrators made visits to all 13 Virginia Congressional representatives and provided information on the growth and relevance of CTE and the impact on student success. Representatives and senators were encouraged to support the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act; House members, to sign on and support the House CTE Caucus. The Virginia senators have signed on and are supporting the Senate CTE Caucus proposed by Senator Kaine.
Chad A. Maclin, VACTE President
Welcome 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.