Fall conference is designed for YOU and your professional development. This fall, the theme is Explore the Opportunities - Creating Connectedness and Collaboration across CTEThis year, bring your middle and high school counselors, career counselors, JWG specialists, and WBL/WSL coordinators to the conference to work together to develop strategies to increase equity and access for every student to career and technical education programs. Conference Flyer!
  • CTE Administrative Job Openings: 
    • Check out Current Job Openings 
    • Have a CTE coordinator/administrator job to post? Contact the WACTA webmaster: 
  • Congratulations to Teri Pablo! She was named the 2016 Outstanding CTE Director
  • Congratulations to Eleanor Sellers, she was awarded the 2016 CTE VIP award
  • Become a member of WACTA today! To join, go to Washington ACTE's website (

To provide leadership to enhance and support Career and Technical Education in communities and schools

WACTA Belief Statements 
  • WACTA's primary interest is to serve Career and Technical Education directors and administrators and we believe that WACTA enables each member to achieve the professional expertise and knowledge to
    • Shape visionary, proactive leadership through a supportive networking and mentoring process 
    •  Experience professional growth that continuously improves CTE administrative skills 
    • Understand why and how to advance CTE in the context of broad educational issues 
    • Support and advocate for Career and Technical Education 
'Career and Technical Education is for EVERY student' 
  • Fosters a passion for their future 
  • Opens high-quality opportunities to career, community, and leadership experiences 
  • Develops an employable, technically skilled workforce 
  • Offers rigorous, applied learning in a relevant context 

In the News: 
Congratulations 2016 Phyllis Lawson Scholarship Winners! 
Each year, WACTA awards four - five $1,000 scholarships to graduating Washington State high school seniors that distinguish themselves in the field of career and technical education during high school. 
This year's winners are: 
Nick Ayers, Columbia River HS
Yesica Ayala, Chelan HS (Video)
Ryan Newman, Evergreen HS- Vancouver
Alissa Capuano, Olympic HS (Video)
Trevor May, YV Tech 

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