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.


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 documents lists the Arizona State Legislative Committee Chairs for 2020.

Arizona State Legislative Committee Chairs for 2020

This page contains a summary of some of the major outcomes of bills from the 2019 Arizona Legislative season that affect CTE.

2019 AZ CTE Legislation

The Arizona Career and Technical Education (CTE) family includes a variety of organization all working collaboratively to improve the quality of CTE. This document outlines background and role of each organization.

Arizona CTE Family

The Arizona State CTE Strategic Plan was created by a group of CTE stakeholders led by the Career and Technical Education Division of the Arizona Department of Education.

Arizona State CTE Strategic Plan

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.