Professional development helps CTE educators and counselors stay up to date on career education trends and information. Explore this list to find continuing education and networking opportunities that will enhance your ability to support students and grow your CTE programs.

DC CTE Professional Development Conference

2022: Breaking Barriers, August 11–12, 2022

In 2022, we hosted 120 educators, counselors, and admin participating in Carl D. Perkins-funded programs from across the District. Attendees enjoyed two days of networking and learning about CTE instruction best practices, equity and inclusion, program design, and ways to support students in reaching success. The conference may be over, but you can still access presentations and resources from the event.

Get notified when registration opens for the 2023 conference.

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.