In a time of tight state and federal budgets, being able to make a cogent and coherent case for investment in Career Technical Education (CTE) is more imperative than ever. NASDCTEc is working with our membership and partners to bring you up-to-date resources that help you, the advocate, convince policymakers, community leaders, business, parents, educators and more that CTE is Learning that works for America®.
While everyone inside the CTE community knows that CTE is good for the economy  and promotes better student outcomes , CTE still suffers from a gap in public perception. Misunderstanding of the field about what CTE looks like today  and who CTE can help  can't be overcome overnight, and will require a concerted effort on behalf of all friends of CTE, with our many stakeholders' voices repeating one message: that CTE is Learning that works for America .
This section will help you, the advocate, make the case for renewed investment and legislative action on CTE. Follow the tips below to get started as a CTE advocate and utilize the resources provided to build your own strategy as you fight for high-quality CTE!
- Identify high-quality programs to help make your case