Superintendent’s Memo #018-16

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

January 29, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: National Celebration of Career and Technical Education in February

The 2016 Career and Technical Education Month® is celebrated annually in February to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the nation.  Its theme for 2016, “Opportunities for Career Success,” provides Virginia schools an opportunity to showcase success stories of excellence and communicate the crucial role that CTE plays in preparing a highly skilled work force for Virginia’s new economy.   For more information on CTE Month, visit the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Web site.

Should you have any questions, please contact Sharon Acuff, marketing specialist, Office of Career and Technical Education, by e-mail at, or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.