• President
  • Ora Morgan

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


2015 Best Practices and Innovations in CTE Conference

Sept. 23-25, 2015, Phoenix, Arizona

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.


Please see the Guest Column from State Representative Bill Reineke which was published in the Seneca Daily News.  Click Here

Harry Snyder, Grat Oaks CTE CEO Guest Editorial. Click Here


Cape Tech Renewable Energy Article - Cape Cod Times


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.