Feb 19

2018 CTE Day at the Capitol!

 

Thanks to the almost 200 CTE supporters who braved the chilly morning to rally on the west Capitol steps!  We were joined by Senator Nancy Todd and Representatives Phil Covarrubias, James Coleman, Paul Lundeen and Hugh McKean.   CTE is grateful for the shoutouts in the Senate by Nancy Todd and in the House by Phil Covarrubias and Hugh McKean.  CTE Day at the Capitol also included advocacy training for students and adults – we practiced our elevator speeches to use later that day in legislative appointments.

Thanks to CATFACS President, Rob Van Dyke, for his efforts in organizing this successful event and the CTSO State Officers from DECA, FBLA and FCCLA for serving as emcees and trainers!

2018.CTSO.Day.Proclamation

 

 

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Feb 19

This is CTE Month – be sure to celebrate!

CTE Month is celebrated in the month of February!  What are you doing to help celebrate?  Be sure to do at least one thing to help spread the word about CTE.  Here is the 1st place CTE Month PSA for the 2018 CTE Month – surely you can use this in your workplace – maybe on your school’s video announcements!!

 

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Jan 25

2018 CACTE CareerTech Summit – FAQs

2018 CACTE CareerTech Summit

“CTE:  Reaching New Heights”

Lots of you are already thinking about the 2018 CACTE CareerTech Summit, which is great!  Here are the answers to some FAQs:

WHEN & WHERE?

July 16-19, 2018 at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, CO

HOW DO I SUBMIT A PROPOSAL TO PRESENT?

Watch for the call for proposals to go live around March 1!  Be thinking about your message – how would your presentation help Colorado CTE educators to “Reach New Heights”?  Who is your primary audience?  What is the description for your proposal?

WHEN WILL REGISTRATION OPEN/COST?

Look for the 2018 Summit registration to open around March 15.   Early bird member registration goes from March 15 to May 15.  Early bird member registration is $425.

I HEARD SPACE IS LIMITED – IS THAT TRUE?

Yes, Beaver Run is a smaller conference space than the Loveland Embassy Suites.  So once registration opens, don’t delay!  Registration for the CACTE Summit will be capped at 350 attendees; there will be a waiting list.  And the ever-popular Credentialing Session will be capped at 100 people.  So be ready to act in mid-March!

WHO IS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER?

Mark Perna, a great CTE supporter,  is the keynote speaker for Tuesday’s Opening General Session.  Click here for a preview!

And we will have a Thursday, Closing General Session this year, featuring ACTE past president Lorri Carlile and the CACTE Excellence Awards!  Plan to stay for the whole CACTE Summit and get the most bang for your/your district’s buck! 😉

           

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Dec 15

2018 CACTE Legislative Priorities now available!

The CACTE Board, working in concert with Legislative Specialist, Stacey Lestina, has finalized the 2018 CACTE Legislative Priorities.  As you make plans with your 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students to attend the Colorado CTE Day at the Capitol on February 15, 2018, this might be a good document to peruse.  Jump to the Priorities document here.

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Aug 11

HERE’S TO ANOTHER CENTURY OF HELPING KIDS!

Here is the YouTube link to the video from the 2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit, celebrating 100 years of Colorado Career & Technical Education!  Enjoy and share it widely!

Many thanks to Shelley Goerdt and Mainstream Video Production for putting this production together.

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Jul 28

2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit Presentations

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit, celebrating “A Century of Colorado Career & Technical Education!”

 

Here are the presentations which have been shared with CACTE so far.  If you are looking for something specific that hasn’t been posted yet, email Debbie at cacte@cacte.org and she will ask the presenter about sharing it. 🙂

2017-7-19 Steve DeWitt ACTE gen session presentation

Career Pathway Presentation-Thomas Hartman

Perkins in the Classroom-Victoria Crownover

WIOA Infrastructure Funding Agreements Update-Victoria Crownover

Work-Based Learning-Renise Walker-Melissa Martin

2017 CACTE Apple presentation Scott Elias

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Jul 28

MEET YOUR CACTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2017-2018

Thank you to these leaders who have stepped up for their career and technical education professional association!  We especially appreciate Mimi Leonard serving as “honorary” past president, since Dr. Katy Blatnick-Gagne now lives and works in Lubbock, TX.  Katy, thank you so much for continuing to serve as president through the 2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit, despite moving south in March – we couldn’t have done it without you!

Serving on the 2017-2018 CACTE Executive Committee are:

 

 

President:  Jay Moore

 

 

 

President-Elect:  Kimberly Baldwin

 

 

Secretary:  Jen Girvin

 

 

 

Treasurer:  Janny Jarvis

 

 

 

Honorary Past President:  Mimi Leonard

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