Advance CTE's Federal Policy Agenda

Advance CTE believes each learner should have access to and the supports needed in an innovative CTE ecosystem that prepares them for success in education and their careers.

To accomplish this goal, Advance CTE advocates for policies and legislation that increase access to high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. Because CTE connects to education, workforce and economic development initiatives and programs, Advance CTE advocates for aligned systems and federal investments including but not limited to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Higher Education Act and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. 

Advance CTE advocates for high-quality CTE programs of study by:

  • Monitoring developments in the federal policies and politics that affect CTE;
  • Keeping the CTE community informed through communications such as our Legislative Updates; and
  • Providing the tools and resources required to present a persuasive case for high-quality CTE and related policies and legislation.
  • Providing transition priorities for the Administration in order to achieve a full, equitable economic recovery and ensure that every learner has access to high-quality CTE, as well as detailed policy solutions

Follow the links on the sidebar for more information on our policy agenda.