CTE Annual Conference

Mark Your Calendars! Perkins Coordinators' and CTE Works! Meetings in November

The Perkins Consortia Coordinators' 2014 meeting will take place at a venue TBD on Wednesday, Novembner 12th.  On Thursday, November 13th, the 2014 CTE Works! Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth, MN.

Details to come! 

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November 14, 2013
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West (Plymouth, MN)

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(Presentations are posted as they come in) 

Minnesota's Changing Labor Market by Rachel Vilsack

Comprehensive Career Development. What's That? by Denise Felder, Al Hauge and Alyssa Klein

Helping Students Succeed Using GPS LifePlan by Randy LaFoy

Stop Enabling Students! Break the Dependency and Help Them Learn to Think Critically by Gavin House


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Robin A. Utz

Branch Chief for the College and Career Transitions, US Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education’s (OVAE). Read more about Robin.

View Robin's presentation now

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Dr. Ron Ferguson

Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University and faculty co-director of the Pathways to Prosperity Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read more about Dr. Ferguson.

Dr. Ferguson's presentation will focus on The Role of Career Technical Education in Closing Minnesota’s Achievement and Skills Gaps.

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Poems shared during the presentation

Speaking up for career technical education in Minnesota

These videos were taken at our conference last year. We encourage you to use them where you see fit. Each video highlights a different theme. To request these videos in closed caption or if you have questions about the videos, contact Yingfah Thao at (651) 201-1681.

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2012 CTE Works! Conference: keynote speaker Governor Mark Dayton (26:20)

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The value of career technical education programs in Minnesota. (12:50)

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College and Career Readiness (8:25)

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Career Technical Education: The Power of Partnerships (4:59)

How to pay for your registration after you register online
Florence Newton
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
Wells Fargo Place
30 7th Street East, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55101-7804

Contact Florence Newton at (651) 201-1679 for questions related to registration payment.

If you have any questions about the conference or presentation proposals, contact the conference chair, Debra Hsu, Director of Professional Development at debra.hsu@so.mnscu.edu or (651) 201-1686.