Jan 10

CTE Month is coming in 3 weeks – are you ready?

CTE Month is celebrated in the month of February!  What are you doing to help celebrate?  Have you registered to bring your 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to CTE Day at the Capitol?  Have you signed up for the social media Thunderclap?  CACTE has…..  Are you ready with the CTE Month logo to decorate your CTSO social media accounts, your classroom and anywhere else you can think of?  Have you decided how to use the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning PSA’s from the ACTE website (ACTE PSA contest)?

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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Dec 15

2018 CTE Day at the Capitol – Registration ends 2/9/18!


Join Colorado FCCLA, Colorado Career and Technical Education, and the Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education on February 15, 2018 at our state capitol to advocate for CTE and CTSOs!  We are requesting that schools bring students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade to help build a cadre of advocates for Colorado CTE.

Registration closes February 9, 2018, so act now!

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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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Dec 01

2018 CACTA Mid-Winter Conference Registration Now Open!


Are you a CTE Administrator?  Want a chance to network with your peers, discuss issues facing districts across the state, hear great speakers and have some fun?  Then you need to attend the 2018 CACTA Mid-Winter Conference, February 6-9 at the Loveland Embassy Suites!

Registration is now open, with early-bird pricing good through January 14, 2018.  Act now for the best price!

See the CACTA website for details on hotel reservations.

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Dec 01

2018 CATFACS Winter Conference Registration Now Open!

PLAN TO “LET FACS TELL YOUR STORY” at the 2018 CATFACS WINTER CONFERENCE, January 25-27 at the Hilton Fort Collins!

Register before January 5, 2018 to receive the early-bird pricing.  All registration closes on January 19, 2018.   Register here!

The tentative schedule runs from 3:00 pm Thursday through 11:30 am Saturday.  This conference is a great way to interact with your Family & Consumer Sciences peers, share ideas, post job openings and learn a lot that will be immediately useful in your classroom.

And did you notice the great theme connection to the CO FCCLA Program of Work – #Everlasting Tale?

For more information, go to the CATFACS website.

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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 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


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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