Oklahoma ACTE Mission Statement
The mission of the Oklahoma Association for Career & Technology Education is to unite the profession of career and technology education and serve the professional needs of its members.Oklahoma ACTE seeks to provide the kind of foresight and direction needed to develop a productive and competitive workforce for Oklahoma. The association is recognized as a dynamic educational leadership organization anticipating and fulfilling the professional needs of its members and their customers in developing a competitive workforce. To accomplish this mission, the association has refined a variety of effective programs and strategies aimed at:
- Advocating good workforce and education policy for Oklahomans. Oklahoma ACTE currently has a strong voice at the capitol. However, it would have a resounding impact if all members and their partners–business and industry and academic education participated together.
- Encouraging career development, professional involvement and leadership among our members.
- Fostering excellence in career and technology education by providing leadership opportunities and recognition.
- Educating our policymakers, education colleagues and administrators, parents, business and industry representatives, students and the public about the value of our programs.
Oklahoma ACTE’s History
Since 1929, the Oklahoma ACTE (formerly the Oklahoma Vocational Association) has provided members with the resources they need to enhance their skills. With over 3,400 members, Oklahoma ACTE is recognized as a dynamic educational leadership organization. Oklahoma ACTE works with its national affiliate, the Association for Career and Technical Education, to help its members stay on the cutting edge of education, family, workplace and community development. Oklahoma ACTE’s members are the backbone of career and technology education and workforce education policy development in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers
Mission and Goals Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers (formerly Oklahoma Vocational-Technical Education Council) is the sister organization of the Oklahoma Association for Career & Technology Educators and was organized in the early 1970′s. OATC represents the technology centers, with its membership comprised of school board members and the superintendents. OATC is involved with a public relations campaign for career and technology education, an awards program-recognizing members of business and industry and provides board member training and leadership opportunities. OATC also provides the technology centers with legislative representation at the Capitol.
OATC is organized as the state career and technology association for the purpose of promoting and fostering technology centers in Oklahoma.
OATC provides professional development and services for board members and superintendents, and leadership for the advancement of career and technology education.
To fulfill its mission and realize its vision for the future, OATC will work to achieve the following goals:
- Provide effective legislative services.
- Implement an effective communication system.
- Recognize excellence through an awards program.
- Provide quality continuing education and networking opportunities.