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Strategic Partnerships

Magazine article Techniques

Strategic Partnerships

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mind that new initiatives should both support members, as well as provide value to partners. As a result, a number of healthy relationships have formed that enhance ACTE's programming efforts.

Asia Society--CTE educators need support to help understand how issues of globalization are affecting employment and the implications for instruction. The Asia Society has worked with ACTE to provide listening sessions, articles and VISION 2014 programming to address this important topic.

CareerSafe--Every nine minutes, a U.S. teen is injured on the job. ACTE's partnership with CareerSafe provides special pricing on CareerSafe products to help address student safety issues. CareerSafe also provided programming at VISION 2014.

CISCO--Through their donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Cisco is helping ACTE create the new ACTE Micro-Documentaries project. These documentary shorts will feature students in innovative and exciting CTE programs that will align with ACTE's successful sector sheets. Already proving popular, the Association plans to continue the series through the financial support of CTE stakeholders through a Kickstarter campaign.

College Board and Student Achievement Partners--Support from these two organizations helped ACTE and NASDCTEc produce CTE and Literacy: The Common Core Institute, a free two-day symposium on implementing the Common Core in CTE.

Kuder--Kuder's support allowed ACTE to continue to provide the Career Guidance Award, which was a feature of the VISION 2014 Awards Banquet. Kuder is also supporting other ACTE efforts that will better serve our members.

National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium

With our history of collaboration as a foundation, ACTE worked with NASDCTEc to form an even stronger working relationship, including development of an action plan to avoid duplication of efforts, as well as discussions about joint projects and initiatives.

NCCER--Our relationship with the leading association preparing the next generation of construction, craft and trade workers grew significantly, with their participation at four of our Region meetings, joint promotions and an expanded presence at VISION 2014, including hosting the Construction Career Pathways pre-conference workshop. …

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