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Virginia ACTE is an affiliate of the national Association for Career and Technical Education.


Public Policy

Funding Governor’s STEM Academies and Governor's Health Academies—“The Governor’s Academies need reliable, sustainable, and identifiable funding streams to ensure that Virginia maintains a competitive domestic and global workforce.”

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2017–2018 Policy Issues in Brief

View the full 2017–2018 Issues and Solutions for CTE to see solutions to these issues.

  1. Virginia ACTE supports meaningful, industry-recognized standards, assessments, and credentials for CTE programs, staff, and students.
  2. Virginia ACTE supports continued priority funding for CTE classroom lab equipment and program improvement to prepare students for a competitive workforce and further education.
  3. Virginia ACTE supports funding for the Governor’s STEM Academies and Governor’s Health Sciences Academies, which prepare students for high-demand, high-wage, and high-skill careers in Virginia.
  4. Virginia ACTE supports adequate funding to sustain the CTE Resource Center and its work to expand college and career readiness through continued integration of secondary and postsecondary CTE curricula with Virginia’s Standards of Learning and alignment with industry and professional standards and certifications.
  5. Virginia ACTE supports increased efforts by Virginia’s colleges and universities to implement and, where they already exist, strengthen undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs in CTE.

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