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GOVERNOR WOLF SIGNS CTE MONTH PROCOLMATION - FEBRUARY 2021

Posted on February 24, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf signs Career & Technical Education Month Proclamation and records message to all celebrating CTE Month!   Copy of Career & Technical Education Month Proclamation   Click on the link below to view the Career & Technical Education Month message for Governor Tom Wolf: CTE Month Message from Governor Wolf    Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Posted on February 09, 2021

 MESSAGE FROM ACTING SECRETARY NOE ORTEGA  Colleagues,  The purpose of this communication is to share updates specific to the COVID-19 vaccine. First, I want to acknowledge that one of the most pressing issues you currently face as LEA leaders is the status of the COVID-19 vaccination for school personnel. You care deeply about the safety and well-being of the members of your ...   Read More

Registration is open for the 2020-2021 Spring Virtual PACTA PILs Starting February 10, 2021

Posted on January 14, 2021

 Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership 2020-2021 Offerings (PILS)   Registration is open for the 2020-2021 Spring Virtual PACTA PILs Starting February 10, 2021 Improving Student Outcomes through Industry Credentials, Employer Engagement and Business Partnerships (On-line)   Using Advocacy to Support Student Achievement (On-line)   How to Enroll ...   Read More

2020-2021 NOCTI PILOT TESTING

Posted on January 13, 2021

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. We believe that this partnership will result in high quality tests which meet the needs of Pennsylvania career and technical education students. This is especially important with the ...   Read More

2020 PA Cooperative Education Conference

Posted on August 26, 2020

2020 PA Cooperative Education Conference Charting Our Course for Work-Based Learning into 2021   October 20-21, 2020 Now Virtual!   Capstone Occupations ●Diversified Occupations ●Work-Based Learning ●Internships In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators   Program: The Pennsylvania Cooperative ...   Read More

Registration is Open for the 2020-2021 Virtual PILS

Posted on August 19, 2020

 Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership 2020-2021 Offerings (PILS)   Registration is open for the 2020-2021 Virtual PACTA PILs   New CTE Director Academy Part 2 - September 22, 2020 Equity in CTE PIL - September 25, 2020 CTE Budgeting Process PIL - October 9, 2020 Academically Prepared PIL - October 16, 2020 Special Education PIL - October ...   Read More

2020 Summer Leadership Conference

Posted on July 01, 2020

Summer Leadership Conference Career and Technical Education:  Leadership for Success July 30, 2020 Now Virtual! Strategic Leadership ●Leadership for Learning ●Community Leadership ●Systems Leadership Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of ...   Read More

PA School Reopening Task Force Report

Posted on June 18, 2020

  As school districts draft plans to return students safely to their classrooms this fall, a new report offers a framework of insights drawn from the expertise of more than 150 representatives of several prominent Pennsylvania education associations. The report is the culmination of work that began in early May when eight education associations came together to form a task force for ...   Read More

Summer Leadership Conference Career and Technical Education:CANCELED

Posted on June 01, 2020

ON-SITE CONFERENCE CANCELED Summer Leadership Conference Career and Technical Education: Leadership for Success July 29-31, 2020 Nittany Lion Inn, State College Refunds will be granted Please contact Jackie Cullen at jackie@pacareertech.org or 717-761-3381 to request a refund   PACTA will be offering a Virtual Leadership Conference July 29-30, ...   Read More

Membership Meeting COVID-19

Posted on April 24, 2020

Membership Meeting Remember to preregister at the link below COVID-19 Update via Zoom April 27, 2020 1:00 PM   Participants: PACTA Members Date: Monday, April 27, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM Participation Information:   You must register in advance for this meeting ...   Read More

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