Dr. Marley Morris
In what ways can CTAT contribute to the future of CTE?
CTAT is crucial in the persistent development of career and technology education in Texas and beyond. First, CTAT advocates on behalf of the membership body through countless channels. This includes but not limited to legislators, industry representatives, institutes of higher education and much, much more. CTAT can continue to shape the future workforce while supporting CTE by fostering additional partners interested in supporting our shared vision and coupling high need areas with skill and experience. Second, CTAT can continue to explore and implement mechanisms that support CTE teachers, administrators, and business partners-all in an effort to provide a successful experience for CTE students, our future workforce. The vehicle by which CTAT will achieve this is through high quality, directed professional development and professional support. Third, CTAT can continue to contribute to CTE by developing conduits for shared resources by providing networking and participation across the strata of membership types and sizes. CTAT serves as the collective voice for CTE in Texas and therefore is entrusted with the success of it for the future.
How will you support the efforts of CTAT to achieve this?
In whatever my capacity within the CTAT organization, I strive to promote the values and interests of CTAT. Most recently, I was fortunate to testify at the capital for HB395 on behalf of CTAT. I enjoy advocating for CTE and look forward to utilizing my skills as a communicator as well as my contacts within the capital to advance the policies of CTAT. My skills also include partnership development. I would investigate ways to represent CTAT in an effort to forge new business partners that would advance the goals of the organization. Like so many CTAT members, I owe my career to the skills obtained in CTE as a high school student and later as a CTE teacher. I would leverage these experiences to enhance the participation of all CTAT members whether at a conference, participant in professional support, or general CTE advocacy throughout the year.