The Future of CTE Summit

In fall 2015, Advance CTE (as NASDCTEc), in partnership with eight co-convening national organizations, hosted The Future of CTE Summit.
The Summit was a three-day, hands-on meeting facilitated by PwC/Catalyst Collaboration, where invited CTE leaders and stakeholders brainstormed and began to lay out a new vision for CTE. The process will culminate in the release of a new vision for the future of CTE in spring 2016. See the agenda here.  The Summit was foundational to the development of Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for CTE.
  • Association for Career and Technical Education
  • Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Council of State Governments
  • National Association of State Boards of Education 
  • Advance CTE (as the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium)
  • National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges
  • National Governors Association
  • National Skills Coalition 
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 
Through this process, we aimed to:
  • 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
The Summit included State CTE Directors and their secondary/postsecondary counterparts; members of the co-convening organizations; and invited thought leaders from national organizations representing CTE, education, workforce development, business and industry, and the philanthropic community.  Advance CTE will ensure that its full membership has multiple opportunities for input into the vision, as well as have access to Summit-related resource materials.
We have developed a series of resources - from a Roadmap to the Summit to progress reports on Reflect, Transform and Lead: A New Vision for Career Technical Education - to help particpants prepare for the Summit this October, all of which can be found here