District of Columbia Association for Career & Technical Education

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Mission & Vision Statement

Mission – The mission of DC ACTE is to provide the educational leadership needed to develop a career and technical education community and competitive workforce within the District. 

Vision – Our vision is career and technical education being is a sustainable and integral component of the District’s education continuum. 

Welcome from President

Welcome to the DC ACTE Website

My name is Candice Mott and I am honored to serve as the president of DC ACTE. Thank you for entrusting me with continuing the work of this great association that started 37 years ago. 

When I think about Nannie Helen Burroughs, The National Trade and Professional School for Women and Girls, or Phelps Vocational School, I think about the District’s long, rich history in career and technical education (CTE). These institutions educated countless DC residents over the last 100 years and set the foundation for CTE in our city. This legacy is important to us, and how we position CTE within the District will determine its longevity for another 100 years. DC ACTE is back and ready to support our members, CTE students, and stakeholders through educational leadership to develop a competitive workforce.

DC ACTE is committed to the professional growth and support of its members. I excited to grow our professional community in addition to preparing CTE students for high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers. Please join us on this journey! If you have any ideas, concerns, or interests pertaining to DC ACTE, please email me at dcactepresident@gmail.com


Candice Mott
DC ACTE President


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ACTE IAED Mentorship Cohort

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has announced the selection of 32 mentors and 36 mentees to participate in its inaugural year of the IAED (Inclusion, Access, Equity, and Diversity) Mentorship Program.

Congrats to our DC IAED Mentees!

Dominique Footes – KIPP DC
Candice Mott – Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Teresa Broadnax – Phelps High School

The goals of the IAED Mentorship Program are:

To provide mentors to ACTE members interested in IAED

To encourage ACTE members interested in IAED to pursue leadership roles in ACTE

To advise existing leaders in ACTE on IAED issues

The IAED Mentorship Program is a one-year commitment. ACTE would like to thank IMAGO or their generous support of the IAED Mentorship Program.

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