Magazine article Techniques

Time to Be Resolute about the Value of CTE

Magazine article Techniques

Time to Be Resolute about the Value of CTE

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JANUARY--A TIME OF RENEWAL AND HOPE. A time when most of us traditionally make resolutions to change or improve something. Resolutions always look to the future and seek positive outcomes. With this in mind, it only makes sense that career and technical education (CTE) be a part of everyone's resolutions as it is most definitely about the future and promoting positive outcomes for individuals, institutions, states and our country.

These are interesting and challenging times for our country. Most of us have personally felt the impact of the financial turmoil. The financial challenges are putting significant pressures on all our institutions, especially the education system. At the same time, technology continues to reshape the workplace and put greater need for new or enhanced knowledge and skills. I believe strongly and passionately in CTE. I believe that CTE is a solution for many of the issues and challenges being addressed on a local, state and national level. I believe that ACTE can carry the message of its 28,000 members to those who are searching for solutions. So, as we ring in 2009, I would like to offer my own resolutions:

* That ACTE will be able to reach the hundreds of thousands of CTE professionals in this country and convince them that together we can journey with the winds at our backs; separately we are always climbing uphill. …

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