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DC CTE Professional Development Conference

Building on the Foundation: Embracing Innovation in Career and Technical Education (CTE)

August 20, 2024

The District of Columbia’s Career and Technical Education team (DC CTE) will host its third annual Professional Development Conference. Join DC CTE on a journey of professional growth and learning. Hear from guest speakers, practitioners, and thought leaders as they highlight best practices in CTE data analysis, curriculum and instruction, program design, and student support services. Let’s continue building on the strong foundation of CTE and explore new and innovative approaches to connect students to current and emerging opportunities in the District.

This conference is for middle school, high school, and postsecondary instructors, college and career counselors, coordinators, and administrators participating in (CTE) programs in the District. We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information or questions, please contact Emily Carter at

What Conference Participants Say

Thank you to [the DC CTE] team for the wealth of knowledge shared last week. I am beyond grateful to be more informed of resources and information that will help me better assist my students.

As a new CTE teacher, I needed this and believe it will help the students’ success rates.

Loved the collaborative nature of learning. Shoutout to Tiffany and Francesca for leaning in with their knowledge and resources of what is currently happening in the area and how counselors can take advantage of grants and documents for pathways.

As a new teacher this was informative. Anything that makes my program of study more attractive to the students and assists in them reaching concentrator status was worth knowing.

Other Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Associations to Know

Find more educator and counselor resources and information about local CTE organizations on our Resources page.

Learn about the programs DC CTE offers across the District.

See what Career & Technical Student Organizations are active in the District.

Learn about DC CTE Middle School Programs.