Professional Development Event for PA CTE Professionals

Brought to you by the Pennsylvania and national Association for Career and Technical Education®, this summer’s professional development conference brings together career and technical educators, administrators, and career and guidance counselors from across the state of Pennsylvania. Featuring keynote presentations, engaging professional development sessions, exhibits and numerous networking opportunities, PA-ACTE 2018 offers programming for secondary and postsecondary professionals representing all facets of CTE.
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Conference Venue

The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803

Rate: $115
ACTE Group Rate Code: ACTE18A

Keynote Speaker

Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker, trainer, and CEO of the Center for Work Ethic Development, Josh promotes the teaching of work ethics or soft skills, work readiness or portable job skills.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, Aug. 15
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Registration Open
1:30-2:00 p.m. First Time Attendee Orientation
2:00-3:30 p.m. Opening Session
3:30-4:30 p.m. Panel Presentation – The Future of CTE in PA
6:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner / Awards Program
Thursday, Aug. 16
8:00 a.m.-Noon Registration Open / Breakfast
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
9:00-10:30 a.m. General Session
10:30-11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Time & A.M. Break
11:00 a.m.-Noon TBD
Noon-12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions (4) (1) Welding Technical Updating 1:00-3:00 p.m.
1:50-2:00 p.m. Transition Time
2:00-2:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions (4) (1) Construction Technical Updating 2:00-4:00 p.m.
3:00-3:45 p.m. Exhibitor Time & P.M. Break (1) Cosmetology Technical Updating 3:00-5:00 p.m.
4:00-4:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions (4)
Friday, Aug. 17
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast / Auction / Raffle Winners Announced
9:00-10 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
10:00-11:30 a.m. Closing Session

Featured Sessions

  • Be a Millennial Magnet! How to Attract, Manage and Engage the Millennial Workforce
  • From Opportunity to Career: Ensuring Early Exposure and Engagement
  • Teaching Patient Care and Empathy to Today’s Students through Hands-on Learning
  • Claim Evidence Reasoning (CER) in the Biomedical Classroom
  • Your Introduction to Teaching in CTE: Essential Things to Know
  • Developing and Facilitating Effective New CTE Educator Induction Programs
  • SkillsUSA Career Essentials: Solution to Teaching and Measuring Career-ready Skills
  • Getting the Most from NOCTI’s Teacher Resource Center
  • Certifications and Individualized Education Program (IEP) Guidelines for CTE Professionals
  • Aligning Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA), Perkins and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): Promoting Career Readiness in Today’s Classrooms
  • Beyond the Advisory Committee: A 360-degree Approach to Industry Engagement
  • Mentorship — A Pathway for Student Success

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Reservation Form Exhibitor Online Registration (Credit Card Only)

Is your company or school looking for a way to balance the right mix of marketing and advertising while remaining within budget and at the same time reach hundreds of education professionals? If so, we have the answer for you! Download the sponsor flyer.

Participate in PA ACTE 2018 by:

  • Sponsoring a conference event
  • Advertising in the conference program
  • Exhibiting your company’s products or educational program

In order to register for the 2018 Professional Development Event for PA CTE Professionals, you must either log in with your ACTE member ID and password, or if you are not a member, then create a new account.

Once you start the registration, if you do NOT complete the registration, then you must logout. Next, click the link above again and log back in so that you can start the registration again, otherwise you may get an error message.

Where can I find my ID and password?
ACTE members, log in with your member ID (found on your ACTE membership card, new member e-mail or Techniques magazine mailing label) and password (the default password is your last name). If you have previously registered to use the site, use the user ID and password you received in ACTE’s welcome e-mail.

Click here if you’ve forgotten your password. You can also retrieve your log-in information by contacting ACTE at or at 800-826-9972.

New to ACTE?
Click on “Create an Account” at the login prompt, and follow the account wizard (3 easy steps) to create a new account.  Once you create the user account, you will receive an email with your login information

Thank you to our sponsors!