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Why should you join Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work?

Policy Development & Advocacy
Advance CTE represents the interests of its members at the national policy level with Congress, the Administration, and other stakeholder and policy groups that influence CTE-related policy. Advance CTE is a trusted source of accurate, timely and relevant information about CTE-related issues among federal policymakers and other key national organizations.

Your Information Resource
Advance CTE provides members with timely information about the critical issues, events, legislation and news that impact CTE. Members receive news briefs, blog posts and a variety of publications with the analysis and insights they need to stay on top of trends and support quality CTE. While many of our resources are available to all, members enjoy access to specialized webinars, advocacy tools and updates, and a state comparison tool, among other resources. Advance CTE also provides individualized research services for members, conducting surveys and customized research to serve member needs.

Professional Development
Advance CTE hosts two national meetings a year, which feature topical sessions and interactive workshops focused on legislation, research, and emerging issues related to CTE. Members have access to networking opportunities, updates on partnership activities with the economic development, workforce development and education reform communities, and much more. (All are welcome but members enjoy a registration discount).

State Membership
For more info on Membership Dues, contact Advance CTE
States that receive funding from the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) are required to designate a state agency as its Perkins eligible agency. These eligible agencies, and their signees – the state directors - are eligible for this category of Advance CTE membership. This is not an open membership and is not available to be selected as a membership option. States are allowed to designate a single individual, the state director, to represent the state. This membership is transferable to the person assigned this responsibility in the state.

Associate State Employees
$75 Membership Dues
State-level employees who reside in a state that maintains a Advance CTE membership, such as those employed by state Departments of Education. Membership covers one person and is non-transferable.

Associate Non-State Employees
$100 Membership Dues
An individual that is part of the educational delivery system but is not a state employee, including administrators, teachers, and faculty. Membership covers one person and is non-transferable. Vendors, businesses, and organizations are NOT eligible for this membership category and must join as an Organization.

$1500 Membership Dues
Any organization that supports CTE, including national associations, organizations (both profit and not-for-profit), and other businesses and corporations. Membership covers three people. Additional employees can be added at the rate of $75 per person. 

Annual membership dues are billed in April of each year for the membership period beginning July 1 and ending June 30. Dues are not tax-deductible. Pro-rated memberships are not available.