CTE Day at the Roundhouse

Career Technical Education (CTE) Day at the Roundhouse gives students the chance to become more knowledgeable about the workings of their state government and meet and hear from state legislators. In addition, student leaders showcase their local chapters’ achievements and program successes.

The annual CTSO Day at the Roundhouse is going virtual. Together with the NM Association for Career and Technical Education (NMACTE) and Career Technical Leadership Project (CTLP), CTE and CTSOs will showcase their efforts during the entire month of February for Career and Technical Education Month. This month-long event will kick off with an advocacy training supporting members in communicating with elected officials and telling their CTSO story.

February 2 at 6:00 pm MST join your state officers as they teach about how to advocate for CTSOs.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 2276 1187
Passcode: 085721

For more information, please contact:  Christine.Phipps@enmu.edu.

Why Advocate?

Every voice makes a difference. SkillsUSA advisors are subject matter experts who can help advocate for career and technical education (CTE). Your advocacy efforts are a key part of continuing the bipartisan support CTE receives in Congress, and that means funding for state programs and local schools.


There has always been an important relationship between the public and lawmakers. American citizens elect members of Congress and state government officials who have the duty to represent their interests. Lawmakers seek to represent the wishes of citizens while trying to be mindful of the needs of the nation or state. Often, compromise is required.

SkillsUSA Advocacy Website

This site is a free service to SkillsUSA members and our partners that allows you to contact policymakers or reach the news media with your message.
It only takes a few minutes to locate elected officials and share your views. Let policymakers know what is working and what can be improved.


  • Reach out to members of Congress to share your view
  • Locate contact information and set up a personal visit to Capitol Hill or to your statehouses
  • Make your feelings known about issues like funding for CTE or the skills gap
  • Invite your elected officials to state or local events
  • Send a thank you to your policymakers

SkillsUSA’s Mission has Never Been More Important

SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. A vital solution to the growing skills gap, SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a framework of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

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