In 1936, the Central New York Industrial Arts Teachers Association was established to provide educational and fellowship experiences for teachers who wanted to continue their professional development beyond the college years. Since then, the association has evolved to keep pace with numerous technology and curricular changes which have occurred with several name changes.
Currently, the mission of the Central New York Technology & Engineering Educators’ Association (CNYTEEA) is four fold:
- The association provides educators in the field with ongoing education experiences (News Letters, Industrial Tours, School Visits, Demonstrations) related to the evolving curricula and new technologies. Many of these activities will satisfy the professional development requirements which educators in the field must achieve.
- The association provides a fellowship forum for educators in the field to collaborate and to share ideas and activities so that all may experience growth, improve instruction and develop new problem solving techniques.
- The association recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of educators is the field for such things as: service, activity, and professional development.
- The association supports educators in the field via lobbyists at the state and national level who work to keep Technology Education at the forefront for mandates, funding, and continued professional development in an era where these things and our very jobs are in jeopardy.
For the sake of our students, it is paramount that educators in the field enroll, support, and participate in the activities of the association which is dedicated to professional development and continued educational growth.
CNYTEEA is part of the New York State Technology and Engineering Educators’ Association (NYSTEEA).
The New York State Technology and Engineering Educators’ Association (NYSTEEA) is the professional association of Technology Education teachers. We are working to ensure the technological literacy of New York State students.
NYSTEEA creates and encourages opportunities for professional development and colaboration of Technology teachers. We support student participation and achievement in technology learning activities and competitons. Our organization is not for profit and is guided by an Executive Board and an Advisory Council.