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U.S. Army Continues Its Partnership with ACTE at Regional Conferences

May 23, 2016

The U.S. Army and ACTE (Association for Career & Technical Education) continue to work together to provide information about Army resources and professional development best practices to ACTE’s membership. This spring the Army was a presenter at ACTE’s Region I Conference in Cincinnati, OH and Region IV Conference in San Antonio, TX.

In Cincinnati, educators from Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia gathered together for the Region I Conference, where they support the efforts of the ACTE state associations in providing educational leadership in the development of a competitive workforce.

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Lewis, Professor of Military Science at Xavier University, hosted a “Leaders Building Leaders” workshop, sharing best practices for enhancing leadership skills. During the workshop, Lieutenant Colonel Lewis shared the basics of Army leadership and development and discussed how those principals can be applied to the educators’ roles and working with colleagues and students.

Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Lewis address a group of ACTE Region educators

Educators from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas attended the “Leadership, Building Partnerships, College and Career Readiness” Region IV Conference in San Antonio. During the conference, the Army hosted an interactive workshop for attendees on how to fill your “education toolkit” with resources for helping students with career planning and exploration.

Mr. Barry Kowald, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Education Services Specialist, shared the free, online tools for test prep, self-assessment and career exploration designed to help students explore their potential for the breadth of opportunities available in career and technical fields- ASVAB Career Exploration Program and March2Success.

The overview of the free SAT, ACT and other standardized test prep tools lead to a group discussion about the alignment between Army and CTE careers.

The U.S. Army’s long partnership with ACTE has allowed both organizations to collaborate on ways to increase understanding about Army resources and opportunities. During these conferences, ACTE members and Army Soldiers were able to learn from one another, in an effort to better prepare, strengthen and support America’s students.

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