What is CATE?
The Careers & Transition Education Association (Aotearoa) Ltd, commonly referred to as CATE, is a professional organisation for people working in the fields of career and transition education.From small beginnings it has grown to more than 600 members nationwide.
CATE’s main focus is on the career education of youth and their transition from school into the wider world of employment, training and/or further education. The majority of our members are school careers advisors, transition teachers, STAR, Gateway and Youth Apprenticeship Co-ordinators. Other members work in associated areas, such as Career Services, tertiary training, local government, private business and industry training organisations.
All areas of New Zealand are represented by 16 regions. Each region has a representative on the CATE National Executive. CATE’s President, Secretary and Treasurer head the National Executive, which meets three times a year.
CATE membership is open to any person working in the areas of career and transition education. You can join by contacting your region’s National Executive or local representative.
They will be able to give you details of how CATE operates in your region and when the next meeting is.
What are the benefits of CATE membership?
Belonging to a cutting edge association
Support – “not feeling so alone in my job”
Feeling of being a valued professional
Being part of a subject association
This national association offers invaluable support and advice for careers and transition educators – both new and not so new to Careers and Transition
The current National Executive Committee is based in Hamilton:
Auckland Region –ACATE
Craig Dyason, Albany Senior High School
Hawkes Bay Region
Te Aute College
East Cape Region – EastCATE
Craig Wilkie, Lytton High School
PO Box 635, Gisborne 4040
P 06-868 5193, F 06-867 1132
Leeana Duncan, Bayfield High School
Warwick Foy, Taranaki Futures
Bay of Plenty Region
Mikaere Smith, Aquinas College
183 Pyes Pa Road, RD3
Manawatu Wanganui Horowhenua Region
Pam Murray, NgaTawa School
Private Bag 1101, Marton 4741
P 06-327 6429, F 06-327 7954
Leigh Gray, Nelson College
South Canterbury Region
Heather Shears, Mountainview High School
Lynn Gillespie, Goalline Careers
Canterbury/ Westland Region
Maria Macquet, Villa Maria College
Cheryl West, Marlborough Girls College
Northland Region – NorthCATE
Blue Newport, Okaihau College
Brigid More, Verdon College
Jane Thomas, Morrinsville College
P O Box 325, Morrinsville 3340
P 07-889 8308
The National Executive meet three times per year. Meetings for 2017 are on the following dates:
10th March 2017
23rd June 2017
15th September 2017
November 2017 (at National Conference)
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DOCUMENTATION
A Constitution is a set of “rules” that dictates how an organisation is run.
There are certain rules or clauses that must be included such as the name and purpose of the organisation, the make-up of the executive committee, membership, how meetings are to be held and financial affairs.
Any changes to the Constitution can only occur by submitting a remit for approval at AGM.
The Procedures Handbook details all activities CATE undertakes to ensure the Constitution is being followed.
This document is for new Regional Executive Representatives. It outlines the roles and responsibilities for this position along with information about the meetings and exec procedures.
Conference is held anually in November in different locations around New Zealand.
Expressions of Interest are now open to host the 2018 conference. The deadline is Friday 16th June 2017. These can be emailed to Kym Plaisted, National Secretary – [email protected]
There are a number of venue, location and committee requirements which are outlined in the following documents.