WASHINGTON ACTE SECTIONS:
Representing All Facets of Career and Technical Education - The Washington Association for Career and Technical Education (WA-ACTE) is organized into 9 Sections to provide members with professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities specific to their position or area of expertise. Members designate at least one Section when they join WA-ACTE, and appointed Representative represents each Section on WA-ACTE's Executive Board.
Administration Section informs members on current WA-ACTE policies and issues and their implications for developments and advancements in all facets of CTE programming. We strive to create, promote, and implement high-quality professional standards across the full spectrum of CTE, to provide professional development opportunities for our members and to work in concert with WA-ACTE Sections, agencies, organizations, and institutions.
Agricultural Education Section members include agricultural sciences teachers, state agricultural education leaders, and university agricultural educators. Our mission is to prepare students for successful careers and a lifetime of choices in the global agriculture and natural resources systems. We embrace partnerships and strategic alliances to ensure a continuous presence of the agricultural sciences in a variety of educational settings.
Business Education Section is a diverse group of members dedicated to educating today's students for tomorrow's business community. We invite those who hold the following positions and anyone interested in our field to get involved with our Section: business education teachers, applied academic teachers, administrators, school-to-careers coordinators, business leaders, local and state supervisors, teacher educators, and students in career, technical and business education teacher prep programs.
Career Counseling & Employment Readiness purpose is to promote and recognize Career Choices and Work-Site Learning, Career and College Readiness, Jobs for Washington Graduates as integral and important to the total education program in the state of Washington; to work with other organizations to provide professional development in the alignment of CTE standards in programs through inservice activities; to pledge active assistance and support to all members of our organization.
Family and Consumer Sciences Section promotes and enhances education throughout Washington State with a mission to empower individuals and families across their life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. We strive to prepare our students for families, work, community, and their interrelationships.
Marketing Education Section encompasses a dynamic group of professionals dedicated to educating students in such marketing fields as advertising, entrepreneurship, hospitality and tourism, management, public relations, social media marketing, and many others. Together, they share ideas, glean new ways to bring a message to life and make a positive difference in their students' lives.
Industrial Technology Education Section is comprised of members who are dedicated to preparing individuals for STEM-related careers, including engineering, technology, design, and applied aspects of science and mathematics. Members exchange the latest innovative thinking in the field, collaborate with other WA-ACTE Sections to infuse, where relevant, STEM into CTE curricula, and enrich secondary and postsecondary CTE classroom experiences for their students. Within our Division, we also offer two interest groups, including STEM and the Arts.
Skilled and Technical Sciences Section members include instructors representing a variety of trades, including carpentry, masonry, electrical and construction management; automotive technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; computer-aided drafting and manufacturing; and cosmetology. Together, they influence policy and cooperate with federal and state authorities in promoting high standards and development sound practices across trade and industrial education programs.
Health Science Section includes instructors, administrators, applied academics instructors, local and state supervisors, teacher educators, and others who are dedicated to educating today's students for tomorrow's health care community. Our members serve as advisors for HOSA-Future Health Professionals, bring a wealth of experience directly from industry and prepare youth and adults for such careers as nursing, dental hygiene and dental assisting, home health aide, and medical technician professions.