2019 WACTE State Conference

Pathways to Success

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Message from the WACTE President

Greetings WACTE members!

It is my pleasure to serve the organization as your President.  There is a great deal of energy around Wyoming Career and Technical Education this year.  We are positioned to make significant advances if we combine our efforts.  The current workforce crisis has created a heightened awareness that Wyoming must focus on CTE to provide our students opportunities in careers in which a high demand currently exists.  Our programs prepare students for entry into the market in agriculture, trades and occupational areas, and business.  These careers bolster and strengthen Wyoming’s economy.  Emphasis on high-demand, localized careers positively impacts a student’s opportunity to remain in the state and contribute. Our stability in Wyoming has a direct link to CTE in our communities.  It is critical that Wyoming has a homegrown, skilled and trained workforce for its infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and hospitality needs.  We also need a new generation of young people to help diversify and fortify our future economy.  Wyoming must invest heavily in CTE to provide sustained economic growth.  These factors are why leaders are looking to you to help understand how to proceed under current conditions…