TIVA:  Enriching Educators.  Empowering Students.


For TIVA to set forth goals and strategies. To provide members with the best education and personal benefits enriching lives. Promote leadership for educators in the knowledge and development of Career and Technical Education.


TIVA: Excellence in Career and Technical Education through knowledge, promotion and guidance for the 21st Century.

TIVA is the professional organization for Career and Technical Educators certified in  Trade & Industrial Education. TIVA participates in activities that assist in the professional growth of our students. Teachers are kept abreast of activities that affect their lives through regular email updates, newsletters and postings at www.tiva.org. Two conferences are run annually in the summer and winter where workshops, specialized training, mentoring and networking opportunities are primary objectives. Advanced certifications and TEA accredited activities dominate the organized activities occurring during both of these week-long conferences. A key to the success of the conference training is the widespread involvement of industry leaders and instructors in the training sessions and workshops.

TIVA is also the proud sponsor of the Manny Contreras Teacher Scholarship and the SkillsUSA-Texas student scholarships.  TIVA is a member of the Texas Career and Technology Council (TCTC) that unites all Career & Technical teacher associations.  We are the key state advocates for Trade & Industrial teachers and sponsor several state-wide awards as well as work to promote our teachers for key national teaching recognition. One of the highlights of the year for teachers and students occurs during our SkillsUSA-Texas Day at the Capitol in Austin where TIVA arranges to have the students sit in the Texas State House of Representatives and conduct a mock legislative session. TIVA also provides professional resources and partnerships with industry and affiliate organizations to maximize the opportunities available to members.