Welcome to CITEA

If you teach classes that use materials, tools, machines, software, technology to build, construct, assemble, fix, repair, analyze, design, make or create; If you use systems, machines, structures, or projects, to teach and educate.

CITEA Is Here for YOU!

CITEA is a "hands-on minds-on" organization ready to help you enhance, improve or even start your program. We are Teachers Helping Teachers. We provide resources, legislative advocacy, educational training, networking and conferences to our industrial and technology education community!

New CITEA Distance Learning Lesson Library

Due to the unique circumstances we are facing in education, CITEA is working to develop a central location for CTE related distance learning curriculum. We are providing digital lessons in various formats including amongst others Google Forms, PDF, Word, and Google Docs. We welcome your curriculum that can be shared with other instructors. Email your lessons to info@citea.org. Please include a brief description and approximate duration of the lesson. For example, and to see how the page will look, click the button below.

CITEA is working to develop a central location for CTE related distance learning curriculum. Please send your any distance learning lessons you wish to share with other instructors to info@citea.org.

Distance Learning Curriculum New Conference Opportunities
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California Industrial and Technology Education Association and Foundation


The California Industrial & Technology Education Association (CITEA) was founded in 1928 as the California Industrial Arts Association (CIAA), later became the California Industrial Education Association (CIEA). In its current form, CITEA reflects our commitment to both Technology Education and Industrial/Vocational Education. Due to the ongoing crisis in California's ITE Education System and the need for political engagement to address these issues, CITEA is also a politically active nonprofit organization. The CITEA Foundation carries on the educational, professional development, and networking needs for our membership though-out California.


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CITEA Happenings

  • Industrial and Technology Teachers
    Teaching in the State of California, like many other states across our nation, is in crisis. Few teachers are being prepared for teaching in Industrial and Technology Education (ITE).
  • Recommended Readings and Items of Interest
    A small selection of books for you in our recommended reading section. We will be adding to the area regularly so check back often to see what the teachers recommend.
  • Legislative Resources
    Please check here for information on California Educational Codes and information on legal issues that affect education in general and CTE/ITE education in particular.