About Educating for Careers

The Educating for Careers Conference is an annual three-day professional development event surrounding career technical education (CTE). A variety of delivery systems, strategies, and Industry Sectors throughout the CTE system are represented in the more than 200 sessions offered over the course of this three-day conference. Technical assistance is also provided by several of the delivery systems through a variety of methods during the conference.

Even though education continues to face challenges across the nation, professional development continues to be an important strategy. All stakeholders understand the importance of continuing to improve classroom instruction and that student achievement is critical for our success as a nation. Therefore, the overarching goal of this conference is to offer high-quality, cost-effective professional development for all stakeholders with broad general breakout session themes such as: Assessment & Accountability; California Partnership Academies Model; Career Pathways/Industry Sectors; Curriculum & Instructional Strategies; Employer & Community Partnerships; Mentor & Internship Programs; Middle School Connections; Perkins Policy & Programs; Secondary-Postsecondary Connections; and Work-Based Learning.

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Tips - How to make the most of the Exhibitors’ Marketplace:

  • PLAN YOUR TIME Take a few moments before the show to review the exhibitor list and prioritize the exhibitors that offer the product or service for which you are looking. Incorporate the first time exhibitors into your plan to discover something brand new!
  • COMPARISON SHOP Take notes on how products compare with their competition in the hall. Review how they stack up against your current suppliers at your school or organization.
  • ASK QUESTIONS Take advantage of the opportunity to talk to an expert. Ask questions on how a product relates to your particular circumstance. Ask for price quotes.
  • CHOOSE CAREFULLY Don’t make hasty decisions. Review your notes once you return to work to determine the purchases that are right for your program and students.