The History and Mission of VTEEA

History

The Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association began as the Virginia Industrial Arts Association in 1958 when a group of educators sought to promote their profession and to provide a state-wide forum for their ideas. Today, VTEEA is a non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), governed by a Board of Directors and represents more than one thousand Virginia educators. It sponsors regional programs for teachers, supports activities for the Technology Student Association, encourages the Technology Education Collegiate Association, provides a quarterly publication, conducts an annual staff development conference for teachers, and continues to advance work for the profession. The VTEEA also encompasses three councils: The Virginia Council on Technology Teacher Education (VCTTE), the Virginia Council on Technology Education Supervision (VCTES), and the Virginia Children's Engineering Council (VCEC).

The VTEEA contains an overwhelming caliber of technology and engineering education programs, teachers, advisors, and students. Our main purpose is to increase the awareness of technology and engineering education and its affiliated organizations.

This website serves as a tool to promote and to inform others about technology education. It is ever growing and always changing. With help and feedback from others (students, teachers, advisors, business professionals, and passers-by) this site will continue to flourish and succeed in achieving its goal.

Since 1958, the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association, an organization of technology and engineering education professionals promoting the programs of technology and engineering education and their ideas, sponsors programs and activities for students and teachers, produces publications and continues to advance work for the profession of technology and engineering education.

VTEEA Milestones

Association Leaders

Vision and Mission

Members of the association have envisioned a citizenry which is technologically literate, where each person is prepared to function effectively in and contribute to a technological society and global economy.

Springing from this vision, the VTEEA assumes the mission to support teachers who teach about technology and give direction to the Virginia profession of technology and engineering education.

Goals

We are also guided by four goals:

  • 1. Professional Leadership
  • 2. Program/Staff Development
  • 3. Public Relations
  • 4. Leadership Development