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CTE Works! Summit


2024 Annual CTE Works! Summit

The 2024 CTE Works! Summit is Minnesota's largest conference convening everyday leaders in Career and Technical Education (CTE) across the full spectrum of education and workforce systems. This annual event is where we remained college and career readiness and workforce development through conversation, innovation, and shared best practices. Together, we can drive economic prosperity for every Minnesota learner from high school to college and create impact change.

Announcement: We are postponing this year's annual Summit and will reconvene in 2024. Sign up below to get on our mailing list. You'll be the first to know about the 2024 Summit registration, location, venue, lodging, call for exhibitors and proposals, etc.

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Who is the audience for this conference?

This conference is open to anyone in Minnesota serving students in career and technical education, building business and industry partnerships, developing a strong workforce through community partnerships, and preparing learners to enter high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand careers. You can expect to connect with the following audiences at the Summit:

  • Advising/Career Development

  • Adult Basic Education

  • Business/Industry or Employer

  • College faculty, administrators, and professional staff

  • Community Organization

  • Corrections/Ex-Offender Transitions

  • Secondary School teachers, administrators, and professional staff

  • Workforce Development partners



Contact Us

Yingfah Thao
Director of Professional Development and Summit Chair
Career and Technical Education
(651) 201-1681

About the CTE Works! Summit

This annual Summit is planned by committee members comprised of educators from Minnesota State, Minnesota Department of Education, and Perkins Consortium Leaders. It has continued to grow over the years into the premier conference connecting the career and technical education community in the Upper Midwest. Participants and presenters alike come from high school, colleges and universities, workforce, local business and industry partners, and our local communities to convene once a year to share best practices in their field, network, and continue their professional development.

The CTE Works! Summit and any contents of this website and related materials were developed under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 1st Century Act (Perkins V) federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education.