December 2022

There's still time to register!

The room deadline for FYI has been extended to Dec 16!

Hotel reservations at Embassy Suites (1-800-876-0010 option 2 - SCACTE FYI 2023 ask for SRPcode:_EDU_ which includes parking, Wi-Fi in the hotel room, Friday night social, and breakfast each morning. Room rates are $108.00 plus applicable state and local tax and resort charges for single or double occupancy. The cutoff date for this rate is December 13, 2022.

Click here for the Registration Form!

2023 Agenda Schedule

*Subject to change. Last update 12/9/22
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ACTE is happy to announce that South Carolina has been selected to receive the Quality Association Standards (QAS) Award this year!

SCACTE was recognized at the ACTE Conference In Las Vegas for implementing policies, procedures, and structure that demonstrate a high level of service and attention to member value!

SC CTE Student Reporting Procedures Guide

Are your programs designed to make completers? Use this guide to be sure the classes you provide for CTE are on a completer pathway. This guide also gives you the State of South Carolina approved certifications.

Become a member of SCACTE

Join South Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education (SCACTE). Along with SCACTE Membership, choose a Primary Division or Additional Associate Division.

Message from SCACTE President


For those whom I’ve not had the pleasure of meeting, please let me introduce myself. My name is Leon Burgess, and I am both thrilled and honored to serve as the SCACTE’s President for the 2022-2023 school year. I presently serve as the Director of College and Career Readiness/CTE for Florence School District 3 (Lake City, SC), and I am looking forward to an exciting and progressive year.

Although the pandemic has dampened our spirits for the past few years, I truly believe that this is going to be a year of great progress for us. We’ve slowly been reintroduced to a new normal this past year, and things are definitely looking up. SCACTE’s membership numbers are showing a healthy desire to remain undaunted by the effects of COVID and to continue providing students with program offerings that will enable them to be successful after high school. I truly believe that CTE is the only gateway that shows ALL students what success looks like—the 4.0 student who is trying to navigate his/her way to the next level, the 3.0 student who may not be sure that college is the right path for him/her, and even the 1.0 student who may have been tossed to the side while others have given up on positive outcomes for him/her—each of these students is able the thrive in a successful CTE program and reap the benefits on his/her own terms. That, fellow educators, is truly exciting!

As we move into the 2022-2023 school year, I’d like to challenge you to do a few things:

  • Take care of yourself and take time for yourself. You need to occasionally take time to recharge. As much as we want to help others, we must also ensure that we have poured into ourselves so that we don’t become empty vessels.
  • Seek out professional development opportunities and take advantage of them. Our organization provides several opportunities for networking and sharing ideas: Vision Conference in Las Vegas November 30-December 3; Find Your Inspiration (FYI) Conference in Myrtle Beach January 13-15, 2023; and the National WBL Conference in Atlanta April 27-28, 2023.
  • Each One Reach One. Our organization is growing and we definitely want this to continue. It would be great if we could increase our membership by 10% each year for the next 5 consecutive years. Let’s begin this year by encouraging our coworkers—even students—to consider joining SCACTE. The $1M in liability insurance is simply one of the many perks, but we definitely can ensure that we ALWAYS have a voice at the table when we have the strength in numbers. Remember, this is OUR organization and we reap more benefits when we show continuous growth.

I’m ready for a stellar year, and I hope that you are ready and willing to embark upon this journey with me. If you have any ideas that you’d like to give life, or if you simply have a concern or need a listening ear, please feel free to reach out to me at or Additionally, I can be reached at (843) 374-8652. I’m here to serve you—thanks for the opportunity!

SCACTE Executive Director's Message

Message from Ray Boland

It was a pleasure seeing many of you at the 2022 SC Education and Business Summit in June. I hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities throughout the year of the Division conferences and the 6th annual “Find Your Inspiration” on January 13-16, 2023 at Embassy Suites in Myrtle Beach. Mark your calendar now. You don’t want to miss it. Additional information will be coming out on the website.

Congratulations to the SCACTE Award winners. You will find them in this newsletter. Last year’s award winners will be representing SCACTE at the Region II conference in Virginia Beach, VA in October of this year. Good Luck to all of them.

Please check your dues card. If your dues have expired, you can find a membership form on our website at You have great leadership in the SCACTE Officers. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.


Share your news with us!

Let us share your news! Is something newsworthy at your school or district? Updates from your division? Or anything you want to share from a conference that would be beneficial for our members of SCACTE? Please use this to submit the information and we will post updates live on our newsletter. Questions? Please reach out to Dana Crumpton, at