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ACTE Joins The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations

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ACTE Joins The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations

For immediate release – October 10, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations, a collaborative group of national organizations representing school counselors and college access professionals, is proud to welcome to its membership, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE.) Founded in 1926, ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. ACTE’s mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce, and its broad membership of CTE professionals includes school counselors and guidance and career development professionals.

“Ensuring students are aware of and have access to a wide range of postsecondary options is imperative,” said ACTE Deputy Executive Director Steve DeWitt. “The council and its members are dedicated to helping every student obtain the information and resources necessary to fulfill his or her full potential, and ACTE is proud to join this dedicated group of organizations in achieving this mission.”

ACTE joins existing council members American Counseling Association (ACA); ACT; American School Counselor Association (ASCA); College Advising Corps (CAC); The College Board; Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC); National College Access Network (NCAN); and The Southern Regional Education Board’s Go Alliance (SREB).

Together, the council’s member organizations represent almost 20 million professionals, students and families and believe in the right of every student to have access to counseling and advisement for postsecondary (career and college) preparation, access and success. The council provides a comprehensive multi-organizational, multi-institutional asset map of competencies, knowledge/skillset requirements and resources on its website, schoolcounselingcollegeaccess.org. Additionally, the council identifies other concrete priorities including advocacy, research, and communication to policymakers and administrators on behalf of counseling and advising professionals.

About the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations:
Ten national organizations representing school counselors and college access professionals comprise the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations. The goal of the Council is to support every student in the United States with college and career preparation, access and success. schoolcounselingcollegeaccess.org

CSI/CACREP Joint Essay Contest

For the fourth year, CACREP and CSI are co-sponsoring the Leadership Essay Contest. This year participants are invited to respond to the following prompt: How can counseling students be prepared to serve with excellence in a dynamic, diverse, and complex international society? The two organizations have a long history of mutual support and cooperative relationships with a dual focus on enhancing the counseling profession through recognition of excellence in our field. CSI members can enter the contest in one of two categories: Entry-Level Students and Doctoral Students/Professional Counselors/Counselor Educators. The first place winner in each category will receive $500, a one-year CSI membership renewal, and publication of the essay in the CSI Exemplar, the CACREP Connection newsletter, and csi-net.org! Submit your essay by November 15th at 5:00 PM EST!

Open Position: CACREP President and CEO

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) welcomes applications and nominations for President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). CACREP is well-regarded as the gold standard for accreditation in the counseling and counselor education profession. Dr. Carol Bobby, CACREP’s long-standing President and CEO, retired in June 2017. The next CEO will have an opportunity to build on the organization’s sold foundation and develop a sustainable, expansive future for CACREP within a dynamic environment of national and international licensure and regulatory requirements.

CACREP has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm to help with this recruitment. Confidential inquires, nominations, and referrals should be sent via Isaacson, Miller. For more information please check out the invitation to apply and the full profile.