Professional Development

Announcement July 2022 — We are evaluating the professional development monthly webinar series along with other professional development activities. If you have an immediate question or need, please contact Yingfah Thao, Director of Professional Development, at

Career and Technical Education professional development is a comprehensive, sustained, and intensive approach to improving postsecondary and secondary educators’ and workforce professionals’ effectiveness in raising student achievement.

Professional development for career pathway practitioners can be delivered through webinars, conferences, multimedia trainings, workshops or courses that include skill-building processes and activities designed to assist participants in mastering specific learning objectives.

This collection of professional learning opportunities was developed for career-and-college readiness and career pathway practitioners working in secondary and postsecondary education, and workforce development. 

The resources and events in this inventory were curated by and for faculty, instructors, counselors, advisors, administrators and other educators to support your work in career pathway or career and technical education programming for youths and adults. Use the inventory to find descriptions and contact information for professional development events, resources, and job-embedded offerings for career pathway practitioners. 

Link to the Collection of Professional Learning. Open with Google Sheets to access filters and search capabilities.

We've developed several leadership initiatives for Career and Technical Education teachers, faculty, administrators, and consortium leaders.

CTE Consortium Leaders & Teacher Development Initiatives

The annual CTE Works! Summit is held every year in November. We are the largest conference in Minnesota bringing together CTE teachers, faculty, administrators, business and industry sectors, and the workforce development community.

Go to the 2022 CTE Works Summit website