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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2017 Summer Leadership Conference

Posted on March 24, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT 2017 PACTA Summer Leadership Conference: Career and Technical Education Leadership for Success July 26-28, 2017 Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education   Program: Quality career and technical education is an essential part of America’s workforce development ...   Read More

Spring Workshop for CTE Assistant Directors, Principals, & Supervisors

Posted on March 22, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT   THE 2017 PACTA SPRING WORKSHOP FOR CTE ASSISTANT DIRECTORS, PRINCIPALS AND SUPERVISORS The Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators is proud to announce its annual Workshop for Career and Technical Education Assistant Directors, Principals, and Supervisors. The workshop will focus on issues related to the Administration of Secondary CTE ...   Read More

Pathways to Career Readiness: An Education and Workforce Development Symposium

Posted on January 15, 2017

Pathways to Career Readiness: An Education and Workforce Development Symposium   27th Annual Education and Workforce Development Symposium Hershey Lodge and Convention Center February 16-17, 2017 Students entering the workforce of tomorrow will face challenges much different than workers of the past.  These challenges will impact new workers whether they enter the ...   Read More

House Career and Technical Education Report Released

Posted on December 01, 2016

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Seth Grove (R-York County) and Pat Harkins (D-Erie County) released today the final report on career and technical education (CTE) from the House Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness. “To meet the state’s employment needs, we studied ways to better develop future generations for the workforce which will serve to improve Pennsylvania’s economy ...   Read More

PILOT TEST SITES SOUGHT FOR NOCTI TESTS

Posted on October 13, 2016

The Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators (PACTA) is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and NOCTI to assist with the pilot testing of NOCTI national job ready tests and Pennsylvania customized tests.  We believe that this partnership will result in high quality tests which meet the needs of Pennsylvania career and technical education ...   Read More

Strategic Plan 2016-2020 - VISION 2020

Posted on September 08, 2016

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

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ALL 2016-2017 PACTA PILS

Posted on August 04, 2016

TO REGISTER ON-LINE CLICK HERE OR TO DOWNLOAD A FORM CLICK HERE AND LOOK UNDER PIL PROGRAMS.   NOTE The descriptions and fees for each PIL are located on the registrations page under the event details.   Dates and Locations           New Director’s Academy          October ...   Read More

2016-2017 PACTA Calendar

Posted on July 01, 2016

The PACTA 2016-2017 Calendar is available to download.  CLICK HEREto download your copy now. Note:   Ø  The following will be added to the calendar at a later date o   Location of PIL sessions o   Fall and Spring regional meetings o   Spring Executive Committee and General Membership Meeting o   State Policy Seminar ...   Read More

PILOT TEST SITES SOUGHT FOR NOCTI ASSESSMENTS

Posted on January 28, 2016

PILOTTEST SITES SOUGHT FOR NOCTI ASSESSMENTS   The Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators (PACTA) is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and NOCTI to assist with the pilot testing of NOCTI national and PA-specific job ready assessments.  We believe that this partnership will result in high quality assessments which meet the needs of ...   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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