Two national organizations have produced a variety of tools to help promote and advocate for Career and Technical Education in Maine and across the nation.
ACTE (Association for Career and Technical Education)
One of ACTE’s most critical roles is representing the CTE field through advocacy activities, including direct lobbying, media relations and public awareness. This work promotes the value of CTE and the policies that are needed to support CTE practitioners, advance the field and improve student learning, but it has little value if it lacks a strong and consistent grassroots voice. We encourage you to use the information on these pages to become an active and engaged advocate for CTE!
NASDCTEc (The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium)
For quality CTE, the pathway to the future begins today. Imagine an education and workforce system that rewards innovation, works together to support different learning styles, values student interests and talents, nimbly adapts and responds to changing technology and workforce needs—and prepares young and adult students alike for success in college and career.
That’s the vision for CTE. Achieving it will require bold leadership and advocacy from every sector—public and private. The following tools have been developed to support that effort and can be adapted for different audiences and situations. And as new issues and opportunities arise, new tools will be developed and made available here to address them.