Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium

Deadline to apply is Sept. 30

The Association for Career and Technical Education is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the ACTE Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Visit the ACTE Portal to submit your application

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.

The Symposium is open to any preservice and beginning alternatively certified CTE educator. ACTE will provide selected participants:

  • Complimentary registration to ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2022 conference
  • Lunch and dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 30
  • A $1,500 stipend to help with those additional travel and hotel costs.

Please note, all other costs are the responsibility of the participants. Current membership in ACTE is not required, but if selected, membership would be required.

Twenty individuals will be selected from completed applications that will be evaluated by the Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium Advisory group.

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

The Advancing CTE Symposium will cover:

  • 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 must submit:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A one-page letter (no more than 500 words) expressing your interest in and commitment to serving as an ACTE Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium participant and how you intend to use the learning obtained as a result of the experience
  3. A one-page statement (no more than 500 words) discussing the issues that you believe most profoundly affect new CTE educators today
  4. A résumé or C.V.
  5. A letter of support from your education program or principal­­­­­
  6. Completion of Program of Work Agreement
  7. Completion of Financial Obligation Agreement
  8. A headshot to be used for Symposium promotions

All requirements of the application must be completed to be considered. Please submit your application by the deadline of Sept. 30. Successful applicants will be notified once the Advancing Career & Technical Educators Symposium Advisory Group reaches a decision.

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing your application, please contact Lisa Stange, Symposium Coordinator, at or 515-491-4355.

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