Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium

Meet our participants!

Madissen Carter Michaela Fischer Taylor Gebo Johanna Heigaard Carson Houser
Kayla Howard Noelle Kerns Erin Mareth Irving Martinez Hallie McCulloch
Kokele Murphy Jessica Olinger Morgan Paddock Savannah Patton Jacob Pehrson
Madison Phinney Alison Przybilla Teara Roberts Clayton Thomas Jalee Victory


Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium is a professional development experience, held in conjunction with the Association for Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) national conference, CareerTech VISION 2022, happening Nov. 30–Dec. 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Congratulations to our twenty preservice and beginning alternatively certified CTE educator participants! They were selected from 40 completed applications that were evaluated by the Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium Advisory group.  Participants receive complimentary registration to ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2022 conference, Lunch and dinner and the ACTE Awards Gala on Wednesday, Nov. 30, along with a $1,500 stipend to help with those additional travel and hotel costs.

Programming at VISION will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 30 with special focus sessions and opportunities to network with ACTE leaders.  Wednesday’s sessions provide customized interactive professional development, networking and mentoring with current and future CTE teachers and stakeholders from across the country. Participants will be attending all sessions in person from Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, through the closing VISION general session on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Topic areas of the Symposium include:

  • Inclusion, access, equity and diversity in CTE
  • Classroom management for the CTE professional, including work-based learning
  • Career and Technical Student Organizations
  • High-quality CTE framework and curriculum
  • Assessment and certifications
  • CTE Learn portal and professional development
  • Networking and mentoring with ACTE colleagues

Applicants submitted a completed application which included a one-page letter (no more than 500 words) expressing their interest in and commitment and how they intend to use the learning obtained as a result of the experience.  In addition, they completed a one-page statement (no more than 500 words) discussing the issues they believe most profoundly affect new CTE educators today and uploaded a letter of support from their education program or principal­­­­.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Stange, Symposium Coordinator, at or 515-491-4355.

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