About NCLA

NCLA: Synergizing CTE Administrators Nationwide.
At NCLA, we believe we're better together. As a national synergy of career and technical education (CTE) administrators, we connect forward-thinking education professionals, contribute to the nation's economic prosperity, and create opportunities for transformative professional development.

Through next-gen ideas, innovations, and best practices, we bring national solutions to local challenges — building a future of shared excellence. Together, we are changing the CTE paradigm and improving the outcome for our students, organizations, and communities.
NCLA Adds Value
As a highly specialized association catering only to CTE administrators, NCLA is uniquely poised to uncover and share the most innovative and valuable best practices and strategies in the field. We bring national solutions to local challenges.


Thomas N. Applegate

Executive Director

P.O. Box 2473
Westerville, OH 43086-2473
Work: (512) 797-7271

Rachael Mann

Director of Member Engagement

1433 E. Hoover Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Work: (520) 370-4914

Mission Statement

To provide information, professional development and networking to CTE administrators that result in excellence and innovation.


To contribute to the nation's economic prosperity through the promotion and development of excellence in career and technical education.