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.