membership benefits include
- Discount on Conference registration
- Access to all OCTE resources
- Industry Partner discounts
- Networking and professional development opportunities
- Employment opportunities in resource development
- Advocacy support for technological education teachers
- Technological Education Awards
For elementary STEM, design, and tech teachers; secondary tech teachers; and co-op teachers who want to be "in the know" for their tech and trade placements.
Boards that want to standardize safety and encourage leadership, collaboration and sharing resources among teachers can affiliate with OCTE to encourage teachers to become members at no cost. Your cost is based on teacher numbers. Once affiliated, you will receive an introductory message with a link and code to send to your member teachers to allow them to register. Any of your members who had previously registered individually will be refunded.
Board Administrator / Board Lead / School Administrator
As a Principal, Guidance Department Head, or program coordinator for SHSM, OYAP, Experiential Learning, Co-Operative Education, or other specialized tech ed programs, OCTE membership will allow you to connect with other board leads and admin across Ontario to share resources and ideas and deliver top-notch technological education.
Educators in apprenticeship programs, SCWI, dual credit partners, colleges, and universities will have access to up-to-date information about what is being taught in order to target and tailor program connections.
OCTE provides discounted membership to teacher candidates. Full access to OCTE member resources means incoming tech teachers get the benefits of specialized training and begin to build networking relationships with experienced teachers and industry partners. At the moment, we're offering teacher candidates affiliated with our post-secondary education partners.
An industry membership means that your business or trade organization can participate on industry advisory issues, has an exhibitor table at our annual conference, and will be listed on our industry partners page with a link to your site to showcase your offerings to OCTE members.
We offer a discounted rate for OCTE members to continue to offer the benefit of their experience and remain associated with their peers after they retire from teaching.