Guam ACTE member taking
Postsecondary CTE to the Next Level

Kudos to Guam ACTE Member, Rigieta Lord, Dean of Workforce, Adult & Vocational Education Services, College of Marshall Islands !! Rigietal joins our growing esteemed group of postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) leaders! She is part of the 4th cohort of 17 NextLevel Postsecondary CTE leaders at ACTE, sponsored by ECMC Foundation. She and her colleagues are in a yearlong professional development (PD) program to build their leadership abilities. Rigieta works alongside peer professionals and a dedicated mentor, Dr. Sam Mabini Young. Learn more in the ACTE's Oct2022 publication, Techniques, Read about the value of high-quality PD and how they hope to elevate their interpersonal skills and capacity to communicate, collaborate, network, problem solve, and use time and resources effectively.


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An associate member of the National ACTE since 2015…

Effective Integration of Career and Technical Education
in Schools in Guam and the Western Pacific region.


Focused on student success through effective integration of Academic education (traditional classes) and Career and Technical Education or CTE (attitude, skills and knowledge for career development).

Resources for Student Career Planning


Guam’s active professional organization that brings together educators and businesses


Representing the community of CTE professionals, including businesses, educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education.


A state chapter of the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers.

Professional Development and Resources


Committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.


The Guam ACTE is a non-profit organization and appreciate positive involvement from the community. Guam ACTE has its IRS (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) status, as well.

The Guam ACTE is committed to excellence…

Providing Advocacy, Public Awareness and Access to Resources,
Professional Development and Leadership Opportunities.

This Mission Is Possible

To support effective integration of Career and Technical Education in schools in Guam and the western Pacific region that will improve student success in their career pathways.

A Clear Vision

To be the premier professional organization for educators in Guam and the Western Pacific, focused on student success through effective Career and Technical Education.

Together, We Can

The Guam ACTE will raise awareness, promote advocacy, foster local research agenda, provide technical assistance, engage in networking activities and assist in policy development, and be a resource clearinghouse. All Directors, Officers and members will develop high professional standards among membership; Promote regional concept through cooperation among regional island nations and affiliates; Provide affiliated associations a direct vehicle for input into the National ACTE; and engage in all things necessary or proper in connection with or incidental to the foregoing purposes.

A premier professional organization…

All Directors, Officers and Members are Committed
to High Professional Standards among Membership.

Herbert “Bert” Johnston, Jr., DBA


Herbert “Bert” Johnston, Jr., DBA


Eric Chong

Vice President

Eric Chong

Vice President

Rose Marie D. Nanpei, M.A.


Rose Marie D. Nanpei, M.A.


Shirley “Sam” Mabini Young, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Shirley “Sam” Mabini Young, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Our members represent all facets of career and technical education (CTE).

ACTE is the largest national education association of thriving professionals dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers.

Here’s what the pro’s are saying…

People. Partnerships. Progress.



95% of students concentrating in CTE graduated high school—10 percent higher than the overall U.S. graduation rate.



Individuals with associate degrees in CTE fields can earn up to $10,000 more per year than those with associate degrees in other fields.



There are about 30 million “good jobs”—jobs that pay a median income of $55,000 or more and require education below a bachelor’s degree.



89% of manufacturers face talent shortages, with 60% reporting a high or very high impact on productivity.