Advance CTE, in partnership with the Association for Career and Technical Education, American Association of Community Colleges and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, is hosting a series of four regional meetings to help state leaders best leverage the newly reauthorized Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) to advance learner access to and success through high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and programs of study.

Participants will:

Meeting dates and locations:

Region B: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel – October 29 – 31
(Assigned states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA, WV)

Regions D/E: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Phoenix/Scottsdale – November 5 – 7
(Assigned states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, GU, ID, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY)

Regions C/D: Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, Mall of America – November 15-17
(Assigned states: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, WI)

Region A: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel – December 5 – 7
(Assigned states: CT, DC, DE, HI, MA, MD, ME, HN, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VI, VT)

Who Can Participate

If you would like to attend this meeting as part of your state team, please contact your State CTE Director. A comprehensive list of State Directors may be found here: States are encouraged to bring a diverse team of leaders who will write, guide or impact your state plan. Each team will be chosen and led by the State CTE Director. There are no individual registrations for this meeting – only one team per state. It is important to begin this planning process by having the right perspectives and leaders at the table. We encourage states to ensure you have representation from secondary and postsecondary CTE state agencies, special populations and equity, data analysts, local leaders (or leadership organizations), other state-specific influencers (e.g. GEPAs, state board leaders, etc.).