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!

CITEA 2021 Annual Conference (Virtual)


Save the Date! CITEA’s Annual Conference will take place on Friday March 19 and Saturday March 20, 2021.

CITEA 2021 Annual Conference
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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.