NASDCTEc would like to welcome Steve Voytek, who recently joined our team as a Government Relations Associate. Steve will be promoting the organizationâ€™s policy priorities and legislative objectives for Career Technical Education by engaging policymakers and stakeholders at an important time for CTE legislation.
Steve began his career at the National Aquarium in Baltimore where he worked as a Governmental Affairs Assistant before moving on to the National Institute of Standards & Technology in the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. Most recently, Steve worked as a Research Associate for the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) where he tracked legislation and programs of interest for the organization. During his time at NAWB he developed a keen interest in workforce development issues and focused particularly on the Workforce Investment Act.
A Maryland native, Steve completed his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Hiram College. After graduation he completed a transatlantic dual M.A. degree under the auspices of the Atlantis Program, jointly administered and funded by the U.S. Department of Education and European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture. Over the course of his studies Steve had the opportunity to spend over a year living abroad in both Poland and Estonia.
Steveâ€™s unique educational background and work experiences have helped him develop an intimate understanding of the challenges facing education and the workforce in an ever more globalized labor market. Â Through this lens Steve appreciates that Career Technical Education policy is a vital ingredient to developing a strong and sustainable workforce for the future.
In his spare time he enjoys books, film, and coaching youth wrestling. When asked what he is looking forward to most in his new position he responded, â€œI look forward to meeting all of our members and acting as a strong voice for their interests on the Hill.â€
Please extend a warm welcome to Steve Voytek, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager