Summit Agenda


Summit Agenda

The Future of CTE Summit
October 6-8, 2015
Agenda (as facilitated by PwC)

Objectives of the Summit
The objective for the Future of CTE Summit is for participants to develop a vision for CTE in the 21st century. All invited participants including national and state representatives from K-12 and postsecondary education, workforce and economic development, and the business and philanthropic communities will collectively:

  • Challenge current beliefs and assumptions about what CTE is – and what it can be
  • Build and affirm consensus and commitment across key stakeholders to the vision for high-quality CTE
  • Inform the debate with provocative thought leaders
  • Prioritize action steps to achieve the vision, including steps taken at the national level by organizations and associations, as well as within and across states
  • Catalyze investments toward a common vision, thus accelerating accomplishment of the vision
  • Bring visibility to CTE and our internal commitment to quality

Summit Hours

Tuesday, October 6
3:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Summit Sessions (including dinner)

Wednesday, October 7 
8:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. Summit Sessions

Thursday, October 8 
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Summit Sessions

Over the course of three days, participants will engage in an array of interactive small- and full-group activities such as “walkabouts,” “shift and shares,” “scenario planning,” and “narrative building.” Topics of sessions will include: trends and forces impacting society and the workforce; future state educational scenarios and their impact on CTE; and actions various stakeholders can take to realize the vision for CTE.

The sequence of activities is intentional, designed to build consensus towards a set of clear and specific principles that will lay the groundwork for the new vision for CTE. This agenda will be facilitated by PwC and informed by Summit participants during a variety of input methods over the summer months. A final agenda will be released in September 2015.