Wednesday, February 12, 2020; 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

CACTE is trying a different format this year and sponsoring a “CTE Showcase at the Capitol” on Wednesday, February 12 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.  During that time frame, the CACTE divisions and state CTSOs will have table displays set up and Ponderosa HS Catering classes will provide appetizers/beverages (primarily for the legislators!).  Legislators/staff members will all be invited to come down to the first floor west and north lobbies to see what Colorado CTE is about.

We are encouraging folks who want to spend the whole day at the Capitol to visit the gallery in the morning to see the House and/or Senate at work and make appointments with their area legislators for the afternoon.  This is NOT intended to be a “field trip” to get out of school; rather an active experience for students to interact/advocate with legislators. Please be sure that you and your students have done the Advocacy Lesson Plan before 2/12/2020 so that your students will be prepared to answer legislators’ questions. 🙂  

If you/your CTSO chapter would like to “showcase” your CTE programs, there are still tables available.  Tonette, our legislative specialist, has assured us that tables with “active” displays get more traffic, along with our offering food! ;-). I think most of us are planning a tri-fold type display, with take away information and some sort of activity to attract attention.  PLEASE CONTACT cacte@cacte.org to request a table.

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