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​February is Career and Technical Education Month 

February is Career and Technical Education Month

​ Kristy Meyer
Marketing and Communications​
National FFA Organization
KMeyer@FFA.org888-332-2589​

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016/National FFA Organization) – This month, FFA will celebrate CTE Month® 2016 in collaboration with the Association for Career and Technical Education. CTE month is a public awareness campaign that is held each February by organizations nationwide to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of innovative career and technical education (CTE) programs. It is an opportunity to make educators, students, policymakers, employers and others aware of the value of CTE. Agriculture, advanced manufacturing and energy are a few of the many fields that encompass career and technical education.

Throughout the month, there will be many opportunities for FFA members to be involved with CTE month and educate others about the value of career and technical education. During this month, many FFA members will host school visits in their community, allowing a broad range of audiences to view the innovative CTE programs in local schools and learn about the accomplishments of these programs through question and answer sessions and classroom tours.

This month, FFA also celebrates FFA Week, Feb. 21-27, and many chapters across the country will take that week to share with others the benefits FFA offers students. 

ACTE strongly supports the FFA mission of helping students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit ACTE's CTE Month page to learn more about how you can get involved in CTE Month, and check FFA and ACTE's websites and social media pages regularly throughout the month to receive updates on CTE Month activities across the country.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation's largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.​

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About National FFA Organization The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 629,367 student members as part of 7,757 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.