Dear Colleagues –
Happy Career and Technical Education (CTE) month! This is an opportune time to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of CTE administrators and practitioners who work tirelessly—each and every day—to prepare our nation’s students for college and career success.
In his fifth State of the Union address, President Obama put heavy emphasis on career and technical education and training, saying, “We're working to redesign high schools and partner them with colleges and employers that offer the real-world education and hands-on training that can lead directly to a job and career.” This is what each of you do every day!
This month, we also celebrate our office’s new name—Office of Career Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). We are delighted that our name now reflects the great strides that have been made across the country to improve career and technical education programs.
Sharon Lee Miller
Director, Division of Academic and Technical Education