Why Become a Member
Do You Teach?
If you teach classes that use materials, tools, machines, software, or projects to teach CTE, SHOP or ROP students;
Are You preparing students for the "Jobs of the 21st century" and "Success in the New Economy"
Work with SkillsUSA?
If you're working with students in a great student organization like"SkillsUSA" ,
CITEA is a "hands-on minds-on" organization.
We represent Industrial and Technology Educators and their programs throughout California.
CITEA supports Trade & Industry (T&I) programs in the K-12 system, community colleges, and universities and the instructors who teach in five T&I sectors.
- Building and Construction Trades
- Energy, Environment and Utilities
- Engineering and Architecture
- Manufacturing and Product Development
Whether you're a T&I, SHOP or ROP teacher in California who wants to enhance or improve your teaching skills. Or upgrade your program or start a new one.Or you're a new Teacher who just needs help.CITEA is here to serve you. We're "Teachers Helping Teachers!
CITEA members receive:
Professional training through:
A yearly state-wide conference
And regional workshops
Industrial best practices knowledge
Valuable lesson plans and curriculum
Hands-on specific training in T&I and Technology Education
Networking with your peers
Advice on program equipment needs and equipment evaluation
Perkins Funding and State CTE funding information
California CTE legislation advocacy
Access at conferences to our many CTE vendors
And from time to time equipment redistribution
More About CITEA
CITEA is an all-volunteer organization of CTE professionals working on behalf of SHOP, T&I, and ROP Educators.
CITEA has over many years backed legislation and programs that have supported Trade & Industry teachers and their programs. CITEA was instrumental, during the '70s, in getting a "Workstation bill" passed through the legislature which limited the number of students in a shop or lab class to the number of work stations in the shop or lab. (A work station is defined by where a student spends the majority of their time working.)
Prop 47, supported by CITEA, required school administrations to certify that the needs of SHOPS were addressed in K-12 public schools before any state funding for school renovation could be granted.
CITEA set-up tours of T&I shop and lab programs for Governor Schwarzenegger in high schools and community colleges.