In a response to the growing needs for high-quality through career and technical education (CTE) programs, Career Connections 2020 will deliver three multi-disciplinary regional conferences throughout the state focusing on three overarching goals:
- Improvement of instruction
- Better alignment to core academics
- Enhanced connections to career and postsecondary opportunities
Integral features of the conference will include hands-on and innovative learning opportunities that highlight various components of interdisciplinary education accentuated through CTE, including exploratory sessions, networking opportunities, industry-led partnerships, student showcases, educator recognition, and apprenticeship programs. The conference will focus on three themes: equity, outreach, and integration of core academics, and include keynote speaker Andrew McPeak of Growing Leaders: Ready for Real Life. He will address the expectations, identity, and attitudes of Generation Z, and how instructors can teach and empower the emerging generation. In addition, the conference will include breakout sessions regarding three main themes: equity, outreach, and integration of core academics. Click here for more details and registration information.