The Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators strives to promote excellence in career and technical education through leadership, advocacy and service.

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2019 Summer Leadership Conference

Posted on June 05, 2019

2019 PACTA Summer Leadership Conference: Career and Technical Education Leadership for Success   Strategic Leadership Leadership for Learning Community Leadership Systems Leadership July 24-26, 2019 Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of ...   Read More

32nd Annual PACTA Golf Tournament

Posted on June 05, 2019

Sponsored by: Allegheny Educational Systems, Inc. & APEX Advertising   When: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Where: Toftrees State College, Pennsylvania Fee: $55.00 - includes greens fees, one-half cart rental, practice range tokens, skill prizes, prizes for top four teams, and food/beverage coupon. Time: The ...   Read More

Announcement: Making CTE Personnel Decisions with a Focus on High Quality Instruction PIL

Posted on June 04, 2019

Making CTE Personnel Decisions with a Focus on High Quality Instruction   TARGET AUDIENCE:       Administrative and Supervisory CTE Personnel DATE:                                    Initial ...   Read More

Announcement of 2019 Cooperative Education Conference

Posted on May 25, 2019

The Evolution of Work-Based Learning in the 21st Century The Pennsylvania Cooperative Education Association is proud to announce its annual conference which is being held in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators. The conference will focus on best practices, safety, child labor and other relevant laws, technology and communications as well as ...   Read More


Posted on April 25, 2019

The Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators (PACTA) will be holding its annual leadership conference July 24 – July 26, 2019 at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College.  An important part of the conference will be the commercial exhibit area.    The exhibit area will operate on July 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Exhibitors will be able to set up from ...   Read More

Monitoring Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Posted on March 20, 2019

  Update on PACTA PIL: Monitoring Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment   The Monitoring Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment PIL has been consolidated to a one site offering due to low registration.  The PIL site is the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, Mount Joy, Campus, 432 Old Market Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552 and will be ...   Read More

38 PA Career & Technical Centers Receive Funding for Equipment Upgrades

Posted on November 29, 2018

Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is awarding nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants to 38 career and technical centers and area vocational technical education schools to purchase new equipment that will give students hands-on training for careers needed by local employers. "There is incredible demand for skilled workers ...   Read More


Posted on July 27, 2018

The updated PACTA 2018-2019 Calendar is available CLICK HERE to download your copy. Note:   The following will be added to the calendar at a later date:                Date and Location of Spring PIL sessions              Date for State Policy Seminar and Legislative Visits, Executive ...   Read More

Strategic Plan 2016-2020 - VISION 2020

Posted on August 06, 2017

The PACTA Strategic Plan 2016-2020, titled VISION 2020, is available.  Please click the following link to download a copy. VISION 2020    Read More

PDE FAQ Student Performance Measures for Classroom Teachers

Posted on October 15, 2014

In September, 2014, PDE released a Frequently Asked Questions document that references use of Student Performance Measures for classroom teachers. The PDE FAQ document provides guidance that in the case where no other Teacher Specific Data exists, teachers should create two separate SLOs (one for the Elective Data at 20% of the evaluation and one for the Teacher Specific Data at 15% of ...   Read More

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