For Directors, Professional Development Fee Invoices

Professional Development Fees 2021-2022 Click Here for a Link to the Invoice

Time to pay the 2021-2022 Professional Development Fees as outlined by the Tennessee Directors of Career and Technical Education Association Constitution and Bylaws:

Professional development fees shall be $100 annually per person payable before October 1, 2021. 

This link is the invoice for PD fees. Please pay by October 1.

CTE Director Meetings

Spring Meeting will be Virtual!

We are pleased to announce that the Spring CTE Director Meeting has been converted to a virtual meeting. To maximize our time together and enhance engagement, we will be presenting the meeting content across three days, June 2-4. We will utilize this time to continue working through Perkins V.

The virtual meeting will take place June 2-4, 2020 from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CST daily. You may view the agenda on the event website.

Registration will close on May 26 at 5 p.m. CST.

Register Now!

Additional details on how to join the virtual meeting will be emailed to you after completing the virtual meeting registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Spring CTE Director Meeting Event Support at We look forward to connecting with you in this virtual format!

Director Resources

PD Opportunity: Work Based Learning Conference in Georgia

As we transition to Perkins V, Work-Based Learning and Effective Advisory Committees will play a major role in our work.  We can learn much from others including best practices, demonstrations, and collaborative opportunities. The state of Georgia will be hosting a Work-Based Learning Conference.  If you are interested, please see the information below and the attached documents.

Please see the attached documents for registration to the conference:

1.      Flyer with conference highlights

2.      Draft Agenda for Monday (Strand for Out-of-State guests)

3.      Registration/Payment form

4.      Instructions for reservations at the conference hotel


Sample session topics for Tuesday/Wednesday include.

·         Keynote Address from nationally recognized speaker TBA

·         Many sessions related to building successful Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program

·         Improving Your WBL Program with Effective Advisory Committees

·         Many Best Practice Strategies will be shared by Georgia Coordinators

·         CNET: Georgia’s Online Database for Records of WBL Student Experiences

·         Georgia BEST – Business Ethics Student Training

·         Importance of Employability Skills

·         Marketing your WBL Program

·         Rising Professionals – A Success Seminar for WBL Students

·         Conducting a Business & Industry Signing Day for WBL Students

·         Using Data & Statistics to Promote Your Program

·         Overcoming Legal barriers and Challenges in WBL (age, limited placements, etc.)

·         Georgia WBL Manual and WBL Standards

·         Georgia WBL Training and Delivery Model

·         Integrating WBL in Broader College and Career Readiness Initiatives

·         Strategies for WBL in Rural Communities

·         Professional Learning for WBL Coordinators

·         Supporting WBL through your Chamber of Commerce

·         WBL as a viable part of Economic Development


2019 WBL Conference Draft Agenda

2019 WBL Conference Flyer

2019 WBL Conference Registration Form

2019 WBL Conference Reservation Instructions for Lake Lanier Islands


Southeast TN

Tennessee Manufacturing Association Roadshow comes to Cleveland, TN

CTE Directors in Southeast, TN were invited to see the state of manufacturing in Tennessee.  Chattanooga and Cleveland were the locations for the presentation by Denise Rice, Director of TMA.  In Cleveland, Resolute Forestry Products hosted the roadshow which outlined employer needs for a trained workforce, workforce data, information about the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrial Revolution 4.0.  After viewing the program, CTE Directors recognize Career and Technical Education programs are needed now more than ever training students for the jobs of the future, preparing a pipeline of skilled workers.