This February, Business Professionals of America will celebrate CTE Month® in collaboration with the Association for Career and Technical Education. CTE Month is a public awareness campaign that is held each February by organizations nationwide to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of innovative CTE programs and to make educators, students, policymakers, employers, parents, and others aware of the value of CTE. Business Management & Administration, Marketing, and Information Technology are a few of the many fields that encompass CTE.
CTE Month is also a great time to recognize and celebrate the CTE community members’ achievements and accomplishments nationwide.
There are many opportunities for BPA members who wish to get involved with CTE Month, whether you are seeking to inform others of the value of CTE or to learn more yourself.
- Encourage your students to participate in BPA Week (February 8-14). With a different theme each day, it’s a great way to take pride in your local chapter. Don’t forget to share your photos with us!
- Participate in the 2020-2021 CTE Month-NASA HUNCH Student Video Challenge: Advancing Space Exploration through Manufacturing.
- Engage your policymakers and the media to encourage them to attend events and tell your personal story. Refer to the resources and infographics on the BPA website at: https://bpa.org/get-involved/advocate/.
- SHARE YOUR BPA STORY and help promote BPA through Social Media. Use the hashtags: #CTEMonth and #Advocate4BPA!
- Work with business and industry leaders to ensure they understand the role CTE plays in readying their future workforce.
Check out and utilize ACTE’s other relevant resources, including their state fact sheets on the educational and economic benefits of CTE, and sharing their video!
ACTE supports BPA’s mission of helping students to succeed by developing their real-world skills and problem solving abilities in business, finance, management, IT, and computer applications. Visit ACTE’s CTE Month page to learn more about how you can get involved in CTE Month, as well as visit ACTE’s websites and social media pages regularly throughout the month to get updates on CTE Month activities that are occurring throughout the nation.
Please note, the “CTE Month” or “Career and Technical Education Month” must be followed by the trademark sign (®) the first time it appears in a document or visual presentation.
Let’s get the word out and join the conversation about CTE!