Officers of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) began their one-year term July1. The officers assume their roles at a pivotal time as the nation’s leaders implement a range of strategies to prepare students to compete in the global economy.
This term is of particular significance as NASDCTEc recently adopted a progressive agenda to transform career technical education (CTE) into an education system that prepares all students to be college and career ready. The new agenda and actions steps are driven by the vision outlined in Reflect, Transform, Lead: A New Vision for Career Technical Education, a document NASDCTEc recently adopted to chart a new course for CTE.
“NASDCTEc is spearheading a new agenda for career technical education that will poise us to play a significant role in preparing students for college and career readiness,” said Phil Berkenbile, NASDCTEc President and State Director of Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Center.
“Across the nation, CTE will be rigorous, relevant and accountable. I am honored to be selected to lead such an esteemed group of educators.”
NASDCTEc thanks our Past President June Sanford, Connecticut State Director of Career and Technical Education for her service. She will continue to take on a leadership role as Immediate Past President.
NASDCTEc officers include:
- President Dr. Phil Berkenbile, State Director of Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
- Vice President Dr. Patrick Ainsworth, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent and Director; Secondary, Career, and Adult Learning Division; California Department of Education.
- Secretary/Treasurer Marie Barry, New Jersey Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education
- Immediate Past President June Sanford, Connecticut State Director of Career and Technical Education