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“The skilled trades are the hardest jobs to fill in the United States, with recent data citing 1,019,000 jobs open in the trade, transportation and utilities sector and 315,000 jobs open
in manufacturing.”

ManpowerGroup, Talent Shortage Survey Research Results, 2015

President's Letter - Fall 2018

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School’s in session! Can you believe how quickly summer passed? I was so energized by the sessions at this summer’s conference, the great opportunities for networking, and just spending time with so many of you.

I cannot remember a time when so many positive things all came together in such a short time period.

Let the following list of successes sink in for a moment:

Executive Director's Letter - Fall 2018

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Dear ACTEAZ Super Heroes!!!
 
Wow what an awesome ACTE Summer Conference and what an absolute joy to see all our Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Arizona Department of Education and CTE School Staff in attendance. You are the Super Heroes who are “Forging Students into Everyday Heroes!” You collectively will make the difference for a lifetime for our CTE Students.

Trump Signs CTE Act Into Law

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In a watershed moment for his administration on education policy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, the first legislation Trump’s signed that makes significant changes to federal education law itself.
 
The legislation is a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, a $1.2 billion program last overhauled by Congress in 2006.