Advance CTE and ACTE recently collaborated with a working group of CTE learners, educators and advocates to develop With Learners, Not for Learners: A Toolkit for Elevating Learner Voice in CTE
This toolkit provides state and local CTE leaders with actionable resources, guidance and tools to ensure CTE learner voices are elevated and heard for the improvement of CTE policies and practices. 

The learner voice is often neglected when decisions are made about CTE programs, even though learners themselves are affected directly by these programs and have invaluable first-hand experiences. It is therefore critical for state and local CTE leaders to engage learners in an intentional and ongoing way in the decision-making process within the career preparation ecosystem. By empowering learners to be key stakeholders, high-quality programs and policies can better address learner needs and break down barriers — particularly for historically marginalized populations.