The fourth series in the Arizona CTE Leadership Continuum is the Ambassador Series.  The Ambassador Series is dedicated to educating stakeholders external to CTE about the value and importance of CTE.

As a profession, we recognize that many individuals outside of CTE can affect the success of our enterprise.  These include parents, students, school administrators, school board members, state officials, business and industry and the general public.  We believe that the opinions these people hold of CTE are our responsibility.  Towards that end, we have an obligation to educate these individuals about CTE.  Educating external stakeholders takes many forms.  It certainly includes CTE presentations at education, parent and business conferences.

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The Arizona Department of Education recognizes specific industry credentials for purposes of A-F school grading. The list of approved industry credentials is below.

Industry Credentials List

Making sense of the new A-F School Grade system can be daunting. The PowerPoint below explains the process in detail.

A-F Presentation

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the Arizona CTE Curriculum Consortium (AZCTECC) are in the process of creating Blueprints and Instructional Frameworks for CTE programs in Arizona. This list includes the current status of which Blueprints, Frameworks and Vocabulary lists are available both on  the AZCTECC and ADE website.

Blueprints and Instructional Frameworks

This page contains a list of some of the major bills under discussion in the Arizona House or Senate that affect Arizona CTE. As the bills work through the legislative process, we will update the information.

2018 AZ CTE Legislation

Making a Case for CTE


View and share videos about the importance of CTE.

Fact Sheets

View facts sheets with pertinent facts and information about CTE.

Research Presentations

View latest research presentations regarding CTE.