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.

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Equitable and Inclusive CTE

Advance CTE is committed to equipping state leaders with knowledge and resources to achieve a high-quality, diverse, inclusive, accessible and equitable career preparation ecosystem. In pursuit of this goal, Advance CTE supports a range of initiatives that promote equity in CTE to ensure that our systems are designed for all learners to access, feel welcome in, fully participate in and successfully complete a high-quality CTE program of study.

Excellence in Action Awards

Advance CTE’s Excellence in Action awards program recognizes and honors superior CTE programs of study from across all 50 states and territories.