The Association for Career and Technical Education is a nonprofit organization that works for the advancement of education that leads to careers. It promotes appreciation for career and technical education programs, works to enhance the performance of its members, lobbies for funding and works to increase awareness.
The Association for Career and Technical Education is a national organization, though it has affiliate state organizations and encourages its members to join both. The association represents teachers, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and other people who are involved in career and technical education, and offers them professional development and leadership opportunities. In addition to accepting individual memberships, the association accepts memberships from nonprofit organizations and corporations involved in career and technical education.