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Washington Association for Career and Technical Education

March 24, 2017 - 1:00 am

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2017 CTE

Showcase of Skills


When: March 27, 2017

Where: Capitol Campus, Olympia

Who: 125 high school and college students

Doing What: Demonstrating how CTE connects skills and leadership into a true community service project.

Resulting in What: At the end of the day, there will be 25 (8X12) shelters ready to be delivered to a community committed to addressing homelessness.

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2016 Teacher of the Year

Kathy Hahn

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Washington ACTE President Elect

Deadline: May 1

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Dodie Bemis, ACTE Region V Vice President; Kevin Plambeck, WA-ACTE President Elect; Gene Wachtel, WA-ACTE President;

Lew Keliher, WA-ACTE Past President; Tim Knue, WA-ACTE Executive Director; Gina Riggs, ACTE President Elect



What is CTE?




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The Value of Membership

The Benefits of Belonging

Why Join Your Organization?

* Offer a collective, strong voice

* Access to relevant and current information

* Recognition of profession

* Provider of professional development

* Trusted access to wisdom

* Is your voice on issues that are important to you

* Facilitates your networking needs with colleagues across the state on different issues

* Keeps you current professionally

* Protect your livelihood

* Keep current on the latest information and techniques

* Network with experts across the state

* Be part of your professional group





“Washington ACTE’s mission is to support our members in providing high
quality CTE opportunities for all students in Washington State.”




To provide leadership and services to our members as they prepare students for lifelong career success.

We accomplish our Purpose by Providing Members:

  • Quality professional development
  • Advocacy and promotion of Career and Technical Education
  • Advancement of policy and legislation
  • Networking and communication
  • Continuous quality association improvement


Advocacy: WA-ACTE believes that the field of Career and Technical Education needs a strong voice at the local, state, and national level to support its importance to students and to promote public awareness of the value of CTE in education and the economy.

Lifelong Learning: WA-ACTE embraces the concept of lifelong learning and recognizes how CTE creates a foundation for students to understand its importance in a rapidly changing environment.

Collaboration: WA-ACTE understands that it cannot accomplish its purpose without the strong support and partnership of other individuals and organizations who share in its vision.

Accountability: WA-ACTE supports the concept of accountability and encourages members to demonstrate their active contributions to all learners.

Service: WA-ACTE encourages the individual commitment of its members to the organization and the profession of Career and Technical Education, through professional service and support.

Diversity: WA-ACTE values diversity among its members and students and actively works to increase the diversity among its members.