Sep 12

2017 Colorado Legislative Session info now available!

CACTE has received the 2017 final reports from Legislative Specialist, Stacey Lestina.  Please read the four reports (click here) to catch up on what happened at the Colorado State Capitol earlier in the year.

The CACTE Legislative Committee will meet via WebEx on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 4-6 pm.  If you signed up for this committee during the 2017 CACTE CareerTech Summit, you should have received an email regarding the meeting. Remember that funding for CTE programs in Colorado comes from both federal Perkins dollars AND state Career & Technical Act dollars, so it is important to be aware of what is happening with legislation at both levels.   If you are interested in joining the Legislative Committee, please let Debbie know ( and she will add you to the list!  

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Aug 11


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 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


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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