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INSIDE AC t E Summer aCTE Regional Conferences Don’t miss the upcoming 2012 ACTE Region Conferences. For more informa -tion, visit www.acteonline.org/ regions.aspx . • Region I— June 25 Lancaster, PA www.acteonline.org/regionI.aspx • Region II— September 27–30 Greenville, SC www.acteonline.org/ regionII.aspx • Region III— June 21–22 Middleton, WI www.acteonline.org/ regionIII.aspx Register Today for CareerTech VISION 2012 Online registration and housing for Career Tech VISION 2012 are now available. Register at www.acteonline. org/vision.aspx (NAAE members make reservations at the Hilton Atlanta using this portal.) The registration form can be found on the inside back cover. CareerTech VISION, an International Summit on Excellence in CareerTech Ed -ucation, will be held this year in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from November 29–December 1, 2012. The earlybird rate expires July 13, so regis -ter today! Highlights include idea labs, one-hour sessions to explore new models, curricula and partnerships that produce proven results; and new deep dive sessions, two-hour sessions to inspire action on the fresh ideas and practices that target the goals of your strategic-improvement plans. Be sure not to miss the CareerTech Expo! Leverage the power of choice with over 200 companies. Visit us online at www. acteonline.org/vision.aspx . technical education at the local and na -tional levels. Please submit nominations to awards@acteonline.org. The deadline is Aug. 3, 2012. For more information, please visit www.acteonline.org/content. aspx?id=16462 . aCTE accepting Nominations: 2013 Board of Directors Nominations for the 2013 election have begun. Our election will open during convention. If you have any questions or concerns, email to llessels@acteonline.org. For more information, visit www. acteonline.org/board_election.aspx . • Nominations for the 2013 election are due June 15, 2012. In order to vote, you must have been an active ACTE member as of Oct. 31, 2012. • In July, the nominating committees will meet via conference call to approve the candidates. • Candidate information will be fea-tured in the November/December 2012 Techniques . • Voting will open during CareerTech VISION 2012 on Fri., Nov. 30 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2012. Winners will be announced the week of Jan. 1, 2013. Positions eligible for election: President-elect, Region II Vice President, Family and Consumer Sciences Division Vice President, New and Related Services Division Vice President, Engineering and Technology Education Division Vice President-Elect, Trade and Industrial Education Division Vice President-Elect, Region I Vice President-Elect, Region IV Vice President-Elect. aCTE Unveils Preferred Future Over the past year, the ACTE Board of Directors, with input from state associa -tions, affiliate organizations and members, has been working on the development of the Association’s preferred future. This plan will direct the Association’s planning, staffing and budget through December 31, 2015. While initial implementation has begun, work will begin in earnest in July. ACTE will regularly update members on the progress and implementation. Out -lined below are the plan’s milestones and objectives for each. Milestone: ACTE builds networks for strengthening public/private partnerships to create a skilled workforce and identify new and emerging global occupations. • Objective — Create relationships with business and industry organizations to assure ACTE’s inclusion as an equal partner in discussions of workforce development. • Objective — Create understanding in state economic development depart-ments of the need to engage with CTE professionals to align education with workforce needs. www.acteonline.org Career and Technical Education Foundation awards The CTE Foundation understands that the business community plays an impor -tant role in achieving the goal of produc -ing a competitive workforce. The CTE Foundation has established two awards that highlight business leadership and advocacy and the intersection with career and technical education: Business Leader of the Year and Business Advocate of the Year. The winners of these awards represent the leaders and companies that understand, appreciate and actively work to recognize and support career and 56 Techniques Ma y 2012

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