“The mission of UACTE is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce.”

UACTE is the most complete and trusted educational association in Utah.

Career and Technical Education is all about assisting today’s students in the exploration of and preparation for tomorrow’s careers. We have been providing leadership and advocacy for career and technical education programs and professionals since 1929. We are an affiliate of the national organization Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

UACTE is the largest professional association serving educators in the career and technical education profession in the state of Utah.  Our members include secondary and middle school teachers and administrator, post-secondary instructors, faculty, administrators and deans, teacher educator, guidance professionals and state government education professionals. We are well-known for our leadership in legislative advocacy.

UACTE works year-round with education policymakers and organizations, building national support and funding for career and technical education. We are motivated by four broad goals:

  • Establish Career and Technical Education as an integral component of education for all students.
  • Support advocacy and public policy efforts that benefit career and technical education
  • Provide professional development activities for Career and Technical Educators
  • Promote effective, efficient and response organizational structure

Career and technical education prepares both youth and adults for a wide range of careers. These careers may require varying levels of education—from high school and postsecondary certificates to two- and four-year college degrees.

These Are Some Of The Member Benefits, There Are Plenty More

UACTE members also enjoy many benefits and services that help members make a personal difference to improve their schools, programs, students and their own careers.

  • Professional Development – Annual Winter Conference is the premier training opportunity for CTE teachers

  • Professional Recognition – Annual Award winners celebrate CTE professionals and their accomplishments

  • Leadership Development – UACTE has unlimited opportunities for educators to become involved at the division, state and national level

  • Professional Networking – Meet new people and grow professionally

  • Legislative Watch – UACTE’s experts constantly monitor the action on the “hill” in Washington and in Utah

  • Newsletter – A printed newsletter and online news keeps members current

  • Techniques Magazine – current and up-to-date news and articles

  • Professional Development – ACTE’s Annual Convention provides state-of- the-art training and professional development

  • Low cost Insurance Plans

  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • Strong representation in our Nation’s Capital

  • Electronic Legislative Alerts