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A new name for a new and upgraded PTE: Summer Conference. 


Idaho Career & Technical Education Professional Development Conference
(formerly Summer Conference)



Idaho CTE faculty, administrators, superintendents, and counselors



August 2-4



Hosted by College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.


Registration for PTE's 2016 Professional Development Conference is open! 
Registration is just $175. In addition, hotel space is limited, so make your reservations early!

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The conference will be held August 2-4 in Twin Falls on the College of Southern Idaho campus. We are excited to be partnering with a postsecondary institution and look forward to sharing with you more collaborative opportunities throughout the conference.

Announcing! Keynote speaker Mark Perna, a noted expert on Generations Y and Z, has many years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and has devoted his career to education and workforce training. 

Featuring Sessions on: workplace readiness, program alignment, technical skills assessments, and how to assess a quality program.

Special Two-Day Counselor Track:The Division is collaborating with dynamic education expert Mark C. Perna to provide a special session for counselors that shares groundbreaking innovations and strategies for CTE. Discover how CTE delivers the single most important competitive advantage in today’s workforce through the synergy of academic knowledge and technical skills — and how you can maximize that message in your own schools.

You’ll gain key insights on today’s generation, how they make decisions, and how you can connect with their goals. 
Day two will expand on Mark’s message and how it relates specifically to Idaho. Sessions will focus on agency partnerships, state resources, and legislative updates with interactive discussions on the college and career advising landscape. Focus will be on counselor specific connections to SDE Advanced Opportunities, Career Information Systems (CIS), Next Steps Idaho, Journey to College/Career, Transition Coordinators, Technical Competency Credit, and Skillstack. Participants will walk away will valuable resources to utilize in the new school year!

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