Oklahoma ACTE Membership
Since 1929, the Oklahoma ACTE (formerly the Oklahoma Vocational Association) has provided members with the resources they need to enhance their skills. With over 4,000 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 (ACTE), 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.
The mission of OkACTE is to develop and execute vetted strategies that promote and recognize excellence and provide a voice for our members and stakeholders.
OkACTE is a member driven, value-added organization committed to making positive and significant impacts on the professional success of our members and stakeholders through quality opportunities.
Professional and leadership development and delivery of professional development to our membership.
Create relationships and communications with public policy makers through staff and membership involvement.
Provide relevance to education through partnerships with business and industry.
Recognize innovative professional strategies of our membership.
Your membership includes a division. The divisions represent the content area focus and/or special interest group of the member. The divisions provide a specific identity to career and technical educators beyond their state or region; members are also identified by the type of career and technical education they provide or represent. These divisions are also included in your OkACTE membership and are represented on state level.
The ACTE division titles may differ from the state divisions, for a complete ACTE divisional listing, please visit the ACTE Division page here.
Divisional Impact Nationally
Divisions have an impact on ACTE through voting delegates and organized states such as Oklahoma that meet and caucus prior to the ACTE Delegates Assembly have a major impact on many issues. For example: the vote to increase ACTE dues and have an ongoing dues increase based on the consumer price index statistics - did not pass after Oklahoma delegates voiced their opinions.
Within each state, every division has ACTE voting delegates; the number is pro-rated for membership, for example:
• Agricultural Education - 2 delegates
• Education Services– Special Populations (ESSP) - 1 delegate
• T & I Education - 2 delegates
MEMBERSHIP FROM NATIONAL TO STATE
OkACTE is a state affiliate of the Association for Career & Technical Education, ACTE. ACTE is the largest national education association of thriving professionals dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE offers individuals actively engaged and employed in the CTE community a wealth of professional development and networking opportunities. OkACTE has a unified membership with ACTE, meaning every OkACTE member holds a state and national ACTE membership simultaneously and benefit from involvement at both local and national levels.
Find out more about ACTE here.
ACTE REGION IV MEMBERSHIP
As an ACTE member, you are automatically a member of one of five geographic regions. These regions were established to support state associations in providing opportunities for members to get involved at the state and national levels. Each year, regions host their own conferences to provide members with professional development, leadership development and networking opportunities closer to home.
Oklahoma is a member of Region IV along with the following states:
Find out more about ACTE Region IV here.