• 2016 Fall Conference: Fall conference is designed for YOU and your professional development. This fall, the theme is Embrace the Opportunities - Creating Connectedness and Collaboration across CTE
This 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. 

Complete this survey  so that we provide the sessions you need: Fall WACTA Survey
  • 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
  • Thank you, Kevin Plambeck, the 2016 President's award winner
  • 2016 Outstanding CTE Director Nominees: Congratulations to each of our outstanding CTE Director Nominees: 
Pierce: Sharon Fochtman 
Western: Teri Pablo 
King: Karen Hay
Southwest: Wendi Russell
Northern: Maggie Bagwell 

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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