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Career and Technical Education: The Heart of Minnesota's Workforce


November 1, 2022

At Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in partnership with Alexandria Technical and Community College

The 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 reimagine 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 impactful change.

Registration is $90 per person

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to a very low number of quality virtual proposals submitted this year, we will not be offering a virtual option for participants.

We are capping registration at 300 people this year due to limited venue space. Make sure you register early so you have a spot. We cannot take walk-ins on site. You must be pre-registered and paid to attend the Summit.

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7:30 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM Summit Help Desk Opens (You must pre-reigster to attend)

8:15 AM Welcome and General Session

4:30 PM Summit Closes

View the entire Summit program, keynotes, speakers, list of concurrent sessions, and Summit details on our SCHED app at

$96 Special Room Rate for CTE Summit Attendees

Use the special reservation link below to reserve your room at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria, MN.

  • The link below will automatically add the discounted rate for CTE Summit Attendees
  • Additional Taxes and Fees will be added upon check-out

If you have reservation questions, call the front desk reservation line at (320) 762-1124.

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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/University

  • Community Organization

  • Corrections/Ex-Offender Transitions

  • Secondary School or District

  • Workforce Development


Contact Us

Registration confirmation and payment, CEUs, or general questions about the Summit
(651) 201-1711

Exhibiting at the Summit
(763) 488-0283

Concurrent Sessions
(651) 201-1774

Request for ADA Accomodations
Complete this online form to make a request
(651) 201-1680

For overall Summit questions or requests

(651) 201-1681


About the Summit

This annual Summit is planned by committee members comprised of educators from Minnesota State, Minnesota Department of Education, Perkins Consortium Leaders, and the eight Minnesota State Centers of Excellence in partnership with Alexandria Technical and Community College. 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. CEUs are offered for college and secondary participants.

The CTE Works! Summit and any contents of this website and related materials were developed under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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