What We Do
What We Do
Advance CTE is an advocate for policies and legislation that enhance and sustain high-quality CTE programs throughout the nation. To that end, Advance CTE represents the CTE interests of its members in the nation’s capital by actively monitoring federal legislative developments and maintaining a focus on the latest research, news and issues influencing the dialogue on CTE and education policy.
Advance CTE support states in the development and implementation of state policy through research, resources and major initiatives, like New Skills for Youth.
In cooperation with the Center to Advance CTE, Advance CTE provides leadership and support for the National Career Clusters® Framework to deliver high-quality CTE programs through improved curriculum design and instruction.
Our initiatives connect national partners with state leaders to support high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) policy at the federal and state levels; empower our members to be effective CTE leaders through technical assistance, professional development and professional networking; share best practices and innovative models; and promote high-quality CTE throughout the country.
Advance CTE oversees CTE: Learning that works for America®, a national branding campaign to support high-quality CTE. Nearly every state in the nation has signed on to this campaign and is using the campaign’s brand and resources to communicate the benefits of high-quality CTE to all stakeholders. Advance CTE also collects state and national data to help demonstrate the value of CTE to students, employers and the economy.
Our Advance CTE provides professional development opportunities to its members through two annual meetings, intensive technical assistance, communities of practice, affinity groups and more. We also share knowledge with, and the broader CTE community through virtual learning events.