• President
  • Eric Ripley

  • Executive Director
  • Tom Applegate
    6628 Wild Rose Ln.
    Westerville, Ohio 43082


2016 Best Practices and Innovations in CTE Conference

Sept. 28-30, 2016 - Tampa, Florida

Registration Information - Click Here


Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, Palmer, Massachusetts in the news - Click here

Ron Matter, Penta Career Center-Guest Editorial - Click here

Toledo Blade: Ohio's 49 Career Centers, including Penta, can help close the skills gap - Read the article/click here

Op-Ed article by a Penta Grandparent - Read the article/click here


Questions should be directed to Tom Applegate.

Mission, Purpose & Core Values

I. Core Values:

• Leadership
• Professional development
• Networking
• Quality
• Innovation

II. Purpose:

NCLA Purpose: Advancing leadership, advocacy, and professional development for CTE administrators through a network of peers.

III. Mission:

NCLA Mission: Creating conversations that result in innovative change.

Top 5 reasons for joining NCLA

  1. Opportunity for networking on a national level with career and technical administrators.
  2. Advocacy at national levels for policy initiatives that advance career and technical education.
  3. A professional website that spotlights key activities and best practices.
  4. A professional organization responsible for lobbying and disseminating information around key legislation for career technical education.
  5. Sponsorship of a fall professional development conference that highlights best practices along with visitations to exemplary Career-Technical Centers and programs.