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Career and Technical Education: Celebrate CTE Month

CTE Month

Image result for CTE monthCTE Month® is a public awareness campaign ACTE holds each February to celebrate Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.

CTE Month - Association for Career and Technical Education
NPC Student Essay Contest:
“Prepare Today, Own Tomorrow: Using Career and Technical Education to Create Your Future”
Submit your essay to the NPC Library in person or email to
Deadline to submit Friday, February 17, 2017
Winners will be announced February 28


Tech Tuesdays @ the NPC Library
Brought to you by NPC Technical & Professional Division and the Library, February 2017

2/7   12:00 – 1:00     Jennifer Lyons: Personal Budgeting and Cost-cutting Strategies
2/14 11:00 – 12:00   Eve Victory: Food Sanitation and Safety for Every Kitchen
2/21 12:00 – 1:00     Jason Armitage: What Does it Mean When My Check Engine Light Comes On?
2/28 12:00 – 1:00     Tena Brown: Got Communication?

Smith-Hughes Act of 1917

The Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act of 1917 (signed February 23, 1917) was an act of the United States Congress that promoted vocational agriculture to train people "who have entered upon or who are preparing to enter upon the work of the farm," and provided federal funds for this purpose. The Smith-Hughes Act succeeded in expanding vocational education throughout the country. Subsequent federal laws extended and expanded aid for vocational education.

Hoke Smith (1855-1931)

Hoke Smith, a trial attorney and publisher of the Atlanta Journal, was most influential as the leader of Georgia's Progressive movement during his years as governor (1907-9, 1911) and as a U.S. senator (1911-21).


Dudley Mays Hughes (October 10, 1848 – January 20, 1927) was a politician, farmer and railroad executive.


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