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ACTEAZ Newsletter – Issue 13, Dec. 2023

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ACTEAZ Award Recipient Kristina Guy Wins 2024 ACTE Counseling Award

We are proud to announce that ACTEAZ Award Winner Kristina Guy (West-MEC) won the ACTE 2024 Counseling and Career Development Professional Award!

Having earned the 2022 ACTEAZ Career Guidance Award, Kristina qualified for the 2023 ACTE Region V Counseling and Career Development Award. Following her success in the Region V competition, she then became eligible to compete for the 2024 ACTE National award.

She was honored during the ACTE CareerTech VISION awards gala on Nov. 29, 2023 in Phoenix, AZ. 

Congratulations, Kristina! 


Midwinter Leadership Conference Updates

The 2024 Midwinter Leadership Conference will take place Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2024 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center in Prescott, AZ.
Attendee registration is $325 and covers meals on Feb. 1st (lunch and dinner) and Feb. 2nd (breakfast and lunch). To register as an attendee, click here.
On-site registration and badge pickup will begin Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.
Hotel reservations are open. For hotel information, click here and scroll down to the “Hotel Information” section.
Exhibitor booths start at $375 for in-person booths and $200 for virtual booths. For exhibitor registration, click here.
Exhibitor registrations are due Jan. 20.
Fellows Scholarship Auction
The ACTEAZ Fellows are still seeking items for the Scholarship Auction! Donate student projects, gift cards, gift baskets, and more!
 For more information about the auction, click here.

2024 CTE Month® Video Contest Ends Jan. 8

Last call for submissions! The 2024 ACTEAZ CTE Month video contest ends Monday, Jan. 8.

CTE students are encouraged to promote Career and Technical Education by creating a video public service announcement (PSA) to support CTE Month by increasing awareness and understanding of the benefits of CTE. The grand prize is $500.

***All videos and included forms must be submitted by Jan. 8, 2024.***

Winners will be announced February 1, 2024. 

For more information and to submit a video, click here.


CTE Month Assets

ACTEAZ has CTE Month assets available for use in the classroom:

Calendar of Ideas

Posters and Flyers

For more information about CTE Month, visit the ACTE National website.



2024 Summer Conference Updates

The 2024 Arizona CTE Summer Conference takes place July 11 – 17, 2024 at the Hilton El Conquistador and Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ.


Call for Presentations Due Jan. 10

Call for Presentations closes Wednesday, Jan. 10.

 For more information and to submit a session proposal, click here.


Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

Exhibitor registration is now open! 

There are in-person and virtual booth options available. Virtual booth packages start at $425, and in-person booth packages start at $775.

Exhibitor registration closes June 7, 2024.

For more information and to register as an exhibitor, click here.



Attendee registration and the hotel room block will open in March. Visit the Summer Conference website for the latest updates.


2024 ACTEAZ Awards

2024 ACTEAZ Award nominations are now open!

It’s important to recognize the hardworking teachers, administrators, counselors, business partners, and staff that we work with every day.

Click here to submit a nomination. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 18.


ACTEAZ Scholarships

2024 ACTEAZ Scholarship applications are now open!

Arizona high school and post-secondary CTE students are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,500 per student. Students must be nominated by an ACTEAZ member.

Click here to submit an application. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 18.


2024 AZME/ABEA Winter Conference

Arizona business and marketing teachers are encouraged to attend the 2024 AZME/ABEA Winter Conference, which takes place Feb. 8 – 10, 2024 at the Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, AZ.

For more information, visit the AZME website.

To register, click here.


NOTE: Please send all P.O.’s and payment for the AZME/ABEA conference to AZME/Jeff Samaniego. ACTEAZ can not process P.O.’s or payments on behalf of AZME or ABEA.



ACTEAZ Now Offering Virtual Premier Series Courses!

ACTEAZ is excited to announce Virtual Premier Series courses! These courses are hosted over Zoom.
Please reference the ACTEAZ Course Calendar for all future Premier Series course offerings.

If you are interested in hosting Premier Series classes for your school or district, please email Shelby Freytag at [email protected]



Job Blasts

ACTEAZ hosts a free job board and job blast for its members.

Job blasts are sent on Fridays, depending on how many job openings are received. 

For information on how to submit a job listing, and to view all current job listings, click here.



  • CTE Month Video Contest Closes: Jan. 8
  • Summer Conference Call for Presentations Due: Jan. 10
  • Midwinter Exhibitor Registrations Due: Jan. 20
  • ACTEAZ Awards and Scholarship Applications Due: March 18
  • Summer Conference Exhibitor Registrations Due: June 7


ACTEAZ Event Calendar