Established in 1927, the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education (K-ACTE, formerly KVA) is a professional association that provides opportunities for career and technical educators, administrators, and other supporters of career and technical education. Together, we advocate for career and technical education and share virtues of professionalism and leadership.
K-ACTE fosters excellence in career and technical education by providing leadership opportunities, award programs, and recognition.
Although professional association membership is expected in the field of education, we do not take your membership for granted. We work hard to provide the information, service and advocacy you would expect from a nonprofit association dedicated to your interests.
K-ACTE is unified with a national association, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE, formerly AVA), and with state affiliate associations that serve specific types of career and technical education. When you join K-ACTE and ACTE, you also join affiliates and divisions specific to your field of instruction!
ACTE boasts more than 36,000 members, making us a strong advocate for career and technical education throughout the nation.
K-ACTE organizes advocacy efforts, including trips to visit public officials in Topeka and Washington, D.C.
K-ACTE and ACTE work together to support our common interests on the state and national level. Working together, we do make a difference in funding and policy that affect you and your programs.
The vision of the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education (K-ACTE) is to serve the needs of career and technical education for the development and expansion of a competitive workforce.
The mission of the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education through involvement of a diverse membership will:
- Be a resource to career and technical educators;
- Facilitate the achievement of the goals and objectives of the K-ACTE members; and
- Act as the voice for career and technical education in Kansas.
The K-ACTE is the voice for career and technical education in the state of Kansas. Through a wide range of programs and events, K-ACTE acts as a resource to vocational-technical teachers, counselors, administrators, and teacher educators.
Based in Topeka, Kansas, the K-ACTE is made up of six affiliate groups, each with a specific focus:
- Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators
- Kansas Association of Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences
- Kansas Business Occupations Association
- Kansas Council of Career & Technical Education Administrators
- Kansas Industrial Educators Association
- Kansas New & Related Services
Learn more about each affiliate by clicking on the organization's name above or in the navigation under affiliates.