Postsecondary State CTE Leaders Fellowship

The Postsecondary State Career Technical Education Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE - Sponsored by ECMC Foundation strives to address the growing shortage of state postsecondary Career Technical Education (CTE) leadership by closing racial representation gaps and removing equity barriers to leadership advancement. Through individualized supports, intentional networks and a real-world fellowship project, Advance CTE - ECMCF Fellows will gain the skills and network to pursue leadership positions and advance high-quality, equitable state postsecondary CTE systems. 

The Postsecondary State CTE Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE - Sponsored by ECMC Foundation


Each cohort of Fellows is comprised of professionals from diverse career pathways with substantial knowledge of and experience in CTE including aspiring leaders from: state education, labor and workforce agencies; K-12 institutions; two and four-year colleges and area technical centers; nonprofits and career technical student organizations; and industry.

Additional information about this opportunity can be found in the Fellowship fact sheet

If you have any questions about the Fellowship, contact Senior Advisor Dr. Kevin Johnson at

2022-2023 Fellows

The 15-member inaugural cohort includes representation across multiple dimensions of equity historically underrepresented in CTE, including race and ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Fellows represent 13 states, and 12 are professionals of color. Click the photo of each participating fellow below to read their profile. 

Information about the inaugural 2021-2022 cohort can be found here