Five years ago, the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) with support from all 50 states released Reflect, Transform & Lead: A New Vision for Career Technical Education. This bold document laid out key principles and actions the community needed to take for Career Technical Education (CTE) to reach its full promise in the years ahead. 
Since 2010, the landscape has changed dramatically, and CTE has advanced in many significant ways. To take stock of what has – and hasn’t – been accomplished since 2010, in mid-July 2015 NASDCTEc released a series of Five-Year Progress Reports on each of the five Vision principles. These briefs aim to celebrate our collective accomplishments but also aim to motivate us on where more work is needed for CTE to fully meet the needs of students, employers and our economy. 

Learn More and Spread the Word. Check out the Vision Toolkit, which provides a range of tools and resources to help you share the CTE Vision with key stakeholders.

In adopting the new, revitalized vision of CTE in the 21st century, the CTE community re-dedicated itself to work together at every level to transform the U.S. education and workforce system into a new, even more productive system that rewards innovation, supports different learning styles, values different students interests and talents equally, adapts and responds to technology and workplace needs, and prepares all students (secondary, postsecondary and adult) for career success through multiple career pathways.