Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Administrators (MACTA)/ Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Educators (MnACTE) Legislative Platform for 2015-2016

Jessica Lipa, MACTA President, jessica.lipa@anoka.k12.mn.us

For over thirty years, the Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Administrators (MACTA) has worked to advance secondary and post secondary education as a student-centered, vital component of public education in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Educators ( MnACTE) includes affiliates representing educators in the fields of Agriculture Education, Technical Educators, Business Educators, Family and Consumer Science Educators, Health Science Educators, and Special Needs Personnel Educators.

To these ends, the membership of the Minnesota Association for Career and Techncial Administrators in partnership with the Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Educators has developed the following legislative initiatives for the 2007-08 years:

Secure Resources

CTE Month Proclamation (2015)

MACTA and MnACTE will advocate with policy makers to secure the resources to build a world class career and technical education system in Minnesota. To achieve this, the Minnesota State Legislature should:

  • Provide state aid, in addition to the current career and technical education levy, for state approved secondary career and technical education programs.
  • Maintain at current levels the formula for calculating the local levy for state approved secondary career and technical education programs.

Ensure CTE Representation

MACTA and MnACTE will communicate and advocate with policy makers ensure that career and technical education programs are equally represented in Education Excellence programs funded by the State of Minnesota. To achieve this, the Minnesota State Legislature should:

  • Recognize and provide appropriations for Articulated College Credit initiatives as a form of Dual Enrollment, Concurrent Enrollment, Post Secondary Enrollment Option, and College in the Schools.
  • Recognize and provide appropriations to include services and opportunities to career and technical educators in the agriscience, health sciences, family and consumer sciences in the math and science programs or initiatives (academies).
  • Recognize and provide appropriations for secondary career and technical education to provide educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives.
  • Recognize and provide funding for career and technical education in support of high school redesign initiatives.