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Nashville to Host 2017 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference


October 10, 2017

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
(703) 683-9312; jnagurka@acteonline.org 

Nashville to Host 2017 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference
The largest annual gathering of CTE professionals in the nation will take place from Dec. 6–9   

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) will host its annual
CareerTech VISION conference, the largest gathering of career and technical education (CTE) professionals in the country, in Nashville, TN later this year. The Association’s annual conference provides professional development to thousands of CTE professionals through hundreds of CTE sessions covering the complete spectrum of secondary and postsecondary CTE, classroom tools, public policy updates, and more. The CareerTech Expo and Career Pavilion also provide opportunities to network with business and industry representatives.

This year, Isaac Lidsky, entrepreneur and author, will provide the opening keynote address. Kayleen McCabe, host of DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation, will provide the closing keynote. A panel of state and local CTE leaders, moderated by Tamar Jacoby, President & CEO of Opportunity America, and including Dr. Scott Ralls, President of Northern Virginia Community College; Mrs. Heather Justice, Tennessee Executive Director of CTE; and Commissioner Stephen Pruitt from the Kentucky Department of Education; will also address the full conference.

An awards banquet will take place on Wednesday evening where ACTE national award winners will be announced. On Saturday, the second-ever STEM is CTE Symposium will be held to bring together education and business leaders to address access to STEM-related career paths.

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

ACTE is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness, and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.

Members of the media who have questions or would like to attend should contact Jarrod Nagurka at jnagurka@acteonline.org. For media credentials, complete this form.





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