The Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education
The Professional Association for Career and Technical Educators
2014-14 TALENTS Leadership Academy application and information now available in Education section. Update KACTE Policy and Procedures Hanbook now available in About section, Board Items.
KACTE is saddened at the loss of Dr. David Coffey, esteemed professor of agriculture at Western Kentucky University. His passing will be felt throughout the Career and Technical Education community.
2014 SUMMER PROGRAM -- Updated information on what's new, deadline dates, and program titles listed by day now is available on the Education pages.
Please explore the newly revised KACTE website. It is intended to be easier to navigate and provide more concise information on KACTE and its programs. If you have any questions or comments, please contact KACTE at 502-223-1823, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
KACTE (the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education) offers individual member benefits, such as professional publications, interactive websites, professional development opportunities, and various insurance options, including professional liability.
KACTE is the legislative voice for Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the state and federal levels.
KACTE is the independent information source on CTE, with programs planned, directed and implemented by Career and Technical educators.
KACTE is the professional association for ALL CTE, with members at all instructional levels (middle schools, high schools, secondary career and technology centers, technical and community colleges, and universities), and at the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System administrative office. KACTE members represent every program area discipline in CTE.
The theme for KACTE's 2013-14 program year under the leadership of President Doris Sikora, Ph.D., is KACTE's new tag line: Inspiring, Advocating, Leading. KACTE's goals for 2013-14 are:
INSPIRING teachers to be the best they can be;
INSPIRING CTE professionals to guide students for a fast-paced, changing world;
ADVOCATING to administrators and legislators the importance of CTE;
ADVOCATING to students and parents that CTE can open doors, the sky is the limit;
LEADING in the promotion of Career and Technical Education; and
To be the LEADING professional organization for ALL CTE Professionals.
KACTE asks all Kentucky Career and Technical Educators to review the pages on this website and become informed about the issues facing Career and Technical Education in the Commonwealth. These issues affect your career, and making an impact on behalf of Career and Technical Education is a challenge for us all. Please consider joining with your colleagues in KACTE to meet the challenges and support your career.
KACTE Delegation to ACTE Region 2 Leadership Conference
Attending the ACTE Region 2 Leadership Conference in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Sept. 26-28, 2013, were, from left, KACTE Assistant Executive Director Kris Stone, KACTE Executive Director Mike Stone, KACTE Past President Cherie Mingus, KACTE President Doris Sikora, KACTE Past President Sarah Raikes, KACTE President-Elect Wayne King, KACTE Representative to the ACTE Region 2 Policy Committee Elizabeth Bullock, KACTE Teacher of the Yer Award Nominee RaAnn Miller, KACTE and ACTE Region 2 Educator of the Year Tony Brannon, and KACTE Past President Mary Kleber.
Dr. Tony Brannon, right, received ACTE Region 2 Educator of the Year honors and now competes for the ACTE National Educator of the Year Award at Career Tech Vision 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 5-7, 2013. Congratulating Dr. Brannon is KACTE Executive Director Michael R. Stone.