The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) was established in 1920 to represent the state and territory heads of secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across the nation. NASDCTEc's vision is to support an innovative CTE system that prepares individuals to succeed in education and their careers and poises the United States to flourish in a global, dynamic economy through leadership, advocacy and partnerships. 

Our mission is to support visionary state leadership, cultivate best practices and speak with a collective voice on national policy to promote academic and technical excellence that ensures a career-ready workforce.

NASDCTEc has a growing membership who share the State CTE Directors’ CTE vision and commitment to quality education at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. Learn more about member benefits and how you can join today.

Look around this section's subpages for more on the work of NASDCTEc, the CTE Vision, get to know our board of directors and staff, locate contact information for State CTE Directors, contact us for more information, and find a list of up-to-date career opportunities. Download our fact sheet for more information.