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CTE Works! Summit


2023 Date to Be Announced Soon

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.

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

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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