2019 Professional Development Conference Wrap-Up

The 2019 Alaska ACTE Professional Development Conference is in the books!!!  It was a FANTASTIC 4-day event that provided hands-on learning, workshops, breakout sessions and tours of secondary and post-secondary CTE programs.  We are so energized by the quality of presenters that shared best practices at the conference!


Dr. Kevin Fleming kicked off the conference with an inspiring message about the 4 skills and 4 steps for career planning.  Dr. Fleming shares our passion for helping students develop a career plan that stacks together skills and knowledge in preparation for the future.  He is an advocate for CTE programs and believes in the competitive advantage we give students in their preparation for future career goals.

Membership Meeting

The 2019 Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, October 15th.  The membership voted on 3 items.

Section 4. Board Election Procedures – Passed

A Nominations and Elections Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and will be responsible for nominating a slate of prospective officers, regional and sector representatives.

The Nominations and Elections Committee shall be assisted by the Secretary in conducting the election to occur during the fall, prior to the Professional Development Conference, and make public to the membership  at the Professional Development Conference with newly elected officers, regional and sector representatives taking office on November 1.

To be eligible for election as a voting member of the Board of Directors the candidate must have been a member of the Alaska ACTE for at least one year immediately prior to nomination.

In the event that not all board positions are filled by election, the newly elected President may submit to the Board of Directors at the first meeting of the new fiscal year, names of qualified individuals for direct appointment to fill the vacancies

Resolution 2019-1 – Passed

Alaska ACTE supports the reauthorization of the TVEP program for at least five years and requests the Alaska legislature continue funding this essential program. Read the full resolution here.

Resolution 2019-2 – Passed

Alaska ACTE supports HB 155 and requests the Alaska legislature to pass legislation that will provide avenues for students to incorporate CTE courses in their APS application. Read the full resolution here.


The annual awards ceremony is one of the most anticipated events of the conference.  This is a time where we recognize outstanding CTE teachers, leaders and industry partners in Alaska.  Details about this year’s winners and information can be found on the Awards Page.

Save the date

The 2020 Alaska ACTE Professional Development Conference will be October 11 – 14!  Save the date and stay tuned for more information.  We plan to continue adding full-day, hands-on workshops next year.