Legislative Advocacy

Welcome to the SkillsUSA Champions Advocacy page. As a service to our members and partners, SkillsUSA has expanded this dynamic communications tool for contacting federal policymakers. Using the tools on this page, you can directly contact the president, vice president, members of the U.S. Congress, state governors, state lieutenant governors, state senators, state representatives and state attorneys general. You can send individual emails or send a message to a group of individuals that you select. You can also contact local, state or national news media and may e-mail information to five media outlets at one time.

Access the Advocacy site.

CTSO State Fliers

The nine CTSOs have created a set of fliers to help with CTE advocacy in each state.

Each contains a one-page flier for the entire state for senators and governors. The document also includes pages for each congressional district in that state.

All contain the same message just different membership numbers depending on whether it’s listing a state membership or membership for a specific congressional district. You can download them here.

CTE: Learning that works for America


Career Technical Education (CTE) is helping our nation address key challenges—from workforce development to student achievement, from economic vitality to global competitiveness. With more than 12.5 million students nationwide, CTE programs in high schools and postsecondary institutions are leading change, transforming expectations and making a difference.

CTE is learning that works for America, including employers, community leaders, economic development professionals, schools and colleges, policymakers, students, parents and local economies. For all of us, CTE is having a profound and positive impact on America.

Through the CTE: Learning that works for America campaign, we can collaboratively create awareness and recognition for CTE that enhances its leadership position among key audiences and underscores the value of CTE.

In this section, you will find a variety of resources that help you convey the message that CTE is learning that works for America. These include:

  • Campaign strategies and best practices for building the CTE: Learning that works brand in your state.
  • Campaign resources provided by NASDCTEc to help you get started making the case for CTE in your state.

We encourage all CTE stakeholders and advocates to get active making the case for CTE. Review the CTE: Learning that works for America user agreement to start using your state’s CTE: Learning that works for America materials today!

See more at: http://careertech.org/cte-works