This annual conference is co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Minnesota Department of Education. This year, we were delighted to also be partnering with the Minnesota Governor’s Workforce Development Council. If you missed the conference last week, presentations will be available on our website as they come in. Visit the CTE Works! conference page.
Highlights from the conference:
- Senator Al Franken joined us from Washington to celebrate the contributions of career technical education to workforce development in our state. Watch Senator Franken’s speech.
- Governor Mark Dayton’s speech on CTE Works! for Minnesota (Check back for video link)
- Educators receive recognition from the Minnesota Association for Career Technical Education. The following educators received recognition for their dedication, leadership, and contributions.
Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Cindy Drahos, Burnseville High School
ACTE Region III and Minnesota Outstanding New Career and Technical Education Teacher, Lavyne Rada, Hutchinson High School
ACTE Region III and Minnesota Outstanding Teacher in Community Service, Jeff Eppen, Sibley East Public Schools
ACTE Region III and Minnesota Outstanding Career and Technical Educator, Debbie Belfry, Bloomington Public Schools
ACTE Region III and Minnesota Award of Merit, Guy Finne, Mayo Clinic
ACTE Region III and Minnesota Award of Merit, Inger Wegener, Lakes Country Service Cooperative
Minnesota Outstanding Career and Technical Mentor, Candy Leopold, Minnesota Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
- V. Scott Solberg, Associate Dean for Research at Boston University’s School of Education, presented on “Individualized Learning Plans in CTE.”
For more on professional development events and opportunities, visit us at www.cte.mnscu.edu/professionaldevelopment or contact Debra Wilcox Hsu, Ed. D. Professional Development Director,Career & Technical Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office (651) 201-1686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.