KACTE’s educational programs include individual student assistance and group professional development. The Carl Perkins Assistanceship Grant is for students entering or continuing postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) studies, the Michael A. McMillen Student Teacher Scholarships supports pre-service teachers pursuing their first student-teaching assignment, the Donnalie Stratton Middle School Summer Program Stipend supports middle school teachers attendance at the annual CTE Summer Program, the annual TALENTS Leadership Academy targets CTE classroom teachers, and the annual CTE Summer Program is the largest CTE-focused professonal development opportunity in Kentucky each year.

The Carl Perkins Assistantship Grant

The Carl Perkins Assistantship Grant annually provides two $500.00 grants, one to a high school senior pursuing CTE courswork at a postsecondary institution in Kentucky, and one to a current postsecondary CTE student continuing his or her studies at a Kentucky institution. The grant honors the memory of long-time Eastern Kentucky Congressman Carl D. Perkins, who chaired the U.S. House of Representatives Education Committee for many years and supported CTE. Among his succesful legislative efforts was establishment of the Job Corps. Please click below for the application.


2018 Carl Perkins Application

Michael A. McMillen Student Teacher Scholarships

Michael A. McMillen Student Teacher Scholarships are available for student teaching during the spring and fall semesters. A one-time scholarship of $500.00 will be awarded during the student teaching experience. Please click below for the application.

Spring Semester Deadline: October 1
Fall Semester Deadline: April 1

Michael A. McMillen Student Teacher Scholarship Application

Professional Development Opportunities

KACTE is the logistics manager for the Annual Statewide Career and Technical Education Summer Program. Held over three days at the Galt House Hotel and Suites, Louisville, Ky., in July, it is the largest professional development opportunity for all Career and Technical Education administrators and teachers at all levels of instruction. Over the past decade, the program averaged 1,500 attendees and 70 exhibitors who participated in about 200 separate educational presentations for all CTE program disciplines. Please go to the Summer Program page for more information and registration details.

TALENTS (Teachers As Leaders — Empowering New Thinking Skills) Leadership Academy is a leadership development opportunity for CTE professionals. The Academy’s goals are excellence in the classroom, leadership at school, and advocacy within the community. The TALENTS Leadership Academy is conducted in three sessions that span the academic year and feature presentations on best practices for leadership skill development. Please go to the TALENTS page for more information and an application.

Please see the KACTE Action Schedule for lists of upcoming CTE activities.

AS AN AFFILIATE OF ACTE (the national Association for Career and Technical Education), KACTE members receive access to ACTE’s professional development opportunities. New is Core 101, ACTE’s new professional development portal that provides admission to a six module course leading to optional CEUs.