Nov 16

2017 CACTA MidWinter Conference

2017 CACTA MidWinter Conference 

Loveland Embassy Suites

February 7-10, 2017

Early Bird Conference Registration Deadline is January 14, 2017
Embassy Suites  Hotel CACTA Group Rate Deadline is January 20, 2017
Conference at a Glance
Tuesday, February 7:
CACTA Board Meeting
Postsecondary Deans Council Meeting
Conference Registration 4:00-5:00 P.M.
CACTA Board Dinner (board members only)Wednesday, February 8:

Conference Registration Opens 7:30 A.M.
Opening General Session 9:00 A.M.
Breakout Sessions, including CTE101
Lunch Buffet
Breakout sessions, including CTE101
President’s Reception

Thursday, February 9:

General Session, Keynote:  Kathleen Shiverdecker
Breakout Sessions, including CTE101
Awards Luncheon
Breakout Sessions, including CTE101

Friday, February 10

CACTA Business Meeting at 8:00 A.M.
Colorado State Legislative Update.

CSU credit will be available for conference attendees. See Ed Rice at the conference for registration form.

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Nov 10

CACTE Summit 2017 “Celebrating 100 Years of Career and Technical Education”


CACTE Summit 2017


“Celebrating 100 Years of Career

and Technical Education”


Join Us for our 100th Anniversary

July 17-20, 2017


Loveland Embassy Suites

Loveland, Colorado


Safe the Date: 

Special Dinner and Celebration Party

Wednesday July 19th, 2017




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Aug 31

CACTE Executive Director Position Opening and Application Information


Position Opening: Executive Director


The Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education (CACTE) is seeking candidates interested in applying for the part-time Executive Director position.

Since 1917, CACTE has been the largest state organization supporting Career and Technical Education in their efforts to prepare students for career and life success. CACTE’s members include teachers, administrators, teacher educators, career counselors, teacher candidates, business partners and other career technical professionals.

CACTE is affiliated with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the national organization for Career and Technical Education, and is comprised of ten divisions. CACTE’s leadership team includes an Executive Board (President, President-Elect, Past- President, Secretary and Treasurer) and the Board (Presidents from each Division).

CACTE’s goals are:

  • Encourage further development of career and technical education by cooperating with and influencing local communities, schools and state
  • Connect with local, state and national legislative groups with affect career and technical education.
  • Maintain active state leadership in the promotion of career and technical education
  • Render service to local communities and schools in promoting career and technical education.

Candidates interesting in submitting an application must provide:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter discussing the following:
    • What do you bring to the CACTE organization?
    • What skills and attributes do you have that you can bring to the CACTE organization?
    • How will you move the organization forward?
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please send all application material to Katy Blatnick-Gagné at

Position closes November 30, 2016.


The duties of the Executive Director shall include:

  • Perform general bookkeeping tasks
    • Keep financial and membership records
    • Make deposits, write checks, and invest funds as needed
    • Develop an annual budget in cooperation with the Executive Committee
    • Reconcile and maintain membership lists in coordination with ACTE
    • File or have accountant prepare taxes, Sales Tax reports, reports as required by the IRS and the State of Colorado
    • Assist CACTE Treasurer in acquiring required financial documents from CACTE Divisions for legal records and taxes
    • Assist CACTE Divisions with maintaining their perspective bank accounts and tax free/ non-profit status
  • Facilitate communications with the Executive Committee, Board, Members, ACTE, CACTE divisions, CCCS, the public, and others as needed through:
    • Email
    • Phone
    • Newsletters
    • Website
  • Attend all Executive Committee and Board meetings
  • Maintain CACTE records and archives
  • Attend National Conferences (travel expenses, lodging and conference fees will be covered)
  • ACTE Vision
  • ACTE National Policy Seminar
  • ACTE Region V Conference
  • National Executive Directors Association (NEDA) meetings
  • Coordinate annual CACTE conference and exhibits/vendors, including supervising hired staff
  • Secure annual hotel, conference facilities contracts for CACTE conference

Other responsibilities:

  • Assist other Divisions with conferences as needed using CACTE accounts (CACTA, CATFACS, Special Pops)
  • Secure outside funding when possible (grants, business and industries/vendors donations)
  • Assist CACTE/CACTA and Lobbyist with legislative needs
  • Participate in CACTA board meetings as CACTE representative
  • Represent CACTE, Divisions and CTE at legislative meetings and as committee member when needed
  • Assist CACTE Legislative committee with communications to both National and State legislators and committees
  • Assist in coordinating Colorado Delegation for ACTE Policy Seminar (Legislative meetings, packets, hotels/condos, )
  • Assist and coordinate and secure needed contracts for facilities for the annual Colorado ACTE “Day at the Capitol”
  • Attend Colorado Division Conferences when requested
  • Assist in promoting CTE Month of February
  • Maintain the CACTE website, emailing services, and social media accounts
  • Assist and work with Colorado Community College System CTE office on CTE issues
  • Perform other duties as assigned by agreement of the Executive Committee or the Board


Job Requirements

  • Organization prefers an applicant who has leadership experience with CACTE and is an ACTE member
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
    • Word, Excel, Desktop Publishing
    • Accounting Software
    • Website development and maintenance
    • Email communications programs
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, )
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting procedures
  • Must be bondable


  • Flexible hours, approximately 17 to 20 hours per week, but varies by


  • $1,500.00 per month, for an annual contract of $18,000.00
  • It will be the responsibility of the Executive Director to pay self-employment taxes

Office and Equipment

  • Must provide own office and furniture
  • Must provide own telephone/cell phone and internet service
  • Laptop (less than 1 ½ years old) and filing system will be provided

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Jul 28

Presentations from the CACTE 2016 Summit at the Sheraton Steamboat Springs

Thank you to all that attended and helped with the 2016 CACTE Summit in Steamboat.

It was a great success! 

Here are the presentations we have. Updates will be be placed here as we receive them.


Recipe Modification Lab


Infusing Technology into Your CTE Classroom


Ranch Dressing


Stroganoff Recipes


CTE Legislative PPT FINAL_7.20.2016


CACTE July 16_State of the State


Dr. Matt Gianneschi Presentation_CACTE



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