Membership in the Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska (ACTEN) is open to teachers, administrators and support staff. Membership is also available to personnel in middle schools, high schools, area technology center, technical/community colleges, state colleges and universities.

ACTEN and its national affiliate, ACTE, are committed to the success of its individual members and to the promotion and support of career and technical education as a whole. ACTEN advocates before the Nebraska Unicameral and U.S. Congress on issues important to career and technical education. ACTEN partners with the Nebraska Department of Education to sponsor the annual Nebraska Career Education Conference. ACTEN also provides professional development, networking, leadership skill development, and awards programs for its members.

You can join ACTE and ACTEN online at, or you can download and print the ACTEN Membership Form.

Benefits of Belonging to ACTE/ACTEN

Techniques Magazine
Techniques, the award winning magazine of ACTE,® is published eight times per year and features articles that delve into CTE trends, case studies and in classroom innovations. Please note, international and student members receive Techniques electronically.

Networking and Professional Development
Whether it’s online or in person, ACTE’s events – CareerTech VISION, National Policy Seminar, Best Practices and Innovations in CTE Conference, Region V, and online seminars – provide you with high-quality professional development and a knowledgeable network of CTE professionals for sharing and exchanging the latest information in CTE.

Advocacy and Awareness
ACTE’s Public Policy Department advocates, analyzes and informs policymakers, members and the public about the impact of proposed legislation and funding decisions affecting CTE programming. See what ACTE’s been up to by checking out On the Move & in the News. Get the latest legislative and policy updates via CTE Policy Watch Blog.

CTE News, Research and Updates
Stay informed with these electronic publications, including member-only ACTE News and Legislative Alerts along with Career Tech Update and STEM SmartBrief.

Member Discounts
Receive member-only discounts to all ACTE events and on the latest CTE publications and products at ShopACTE.

Professional Recognition
ACTE’s Excellence Awards recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE programs that exemplify the highest standards, and organizations dedicated to supporting CTE programs.

Career Advancement
Check out the ACTE Job Bank to help you find new and exciting work or to locate the perfect candidate for your institution.

Member Insurance Program
ACTE provides you with a $25,000 policy for common carrier accidental death and dismemberment insurance within the first year of annual membership through Forrest T. Jones Insurance Company. The policy increases by $5,000 annually with continuous renewal of membership (up to a maximum of $50,000). In addition, you have access to professional liability and other insurance options at discounted rates through ACTE’s group buying program. Please note, this is available to U.S. members only.

The liability insurance rates through Forrest T. Jones are $94 a year for a $1 million policy or $131 for a $2 million policy. Very reasonable for the peace of mind of having coverage should we need it.

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