Two national organizations have produced a variety of tools to help promote and advocate for career and technical education (CTE) in Maine and across the nation.
- Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). One of ACTE's most critical roles is representing the CTE field through advocacy activities, including direct lobbying, media relations and public awareness. This work promotes the value of CTE and the policies that are needed to support CTE practitioners, advance the field and improve student learning.
- National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc). The tools on the NASDCTEc pages have been developed to support CTE programs and can be adapted for different audiences and situations. As new issues and opportunities arise, new tools will be developed and made available to address them.