CTE Director Meetings

2020 CTE Director Winter Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2020 Winter CTE Director Meeting. The meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN. 

Registration options will include registration for the New CTE Director Academy, which will be on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. in the multi-media room of the Tennessee tower. Click here to register. A link to hotel reservations will be included in your meeting registration confirmation email. The hotel reservation deadline is Jan. 8, 2020. Meeting registration is due Feb. 2, 2020. 
The Tennessee Directors of Career and Technical Education’s Legislative Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. For additional information about this event, please see related post.

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2020 Legislative Breakfast

The Tennessee Association of Career and Technical Education and the Tennessee Directors of Career and Technical Education cordially invite you to attend the 2020 Legislative Breakfast.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7 a.m. CT for breakfast and the opportunity to meet with members of the Tennessee General Assembly to discuss Tennessee Career and Technical Education programming.

Registration is now open. Click here to register. Please complete registration by 11:59 pm CT on February 1, 2020.

Click to view the 2020 Legislative Breakfast Invitation.

Please contact with any questions.

CTE Director Meetings

Fall Meeting Materials

Welcome to LEAD Conference.

Click for the TDCTE Agenda for the Business Meeting: TDCTE Business Meeting – Fall 2019 

Click for the July Meeting Minutes: TDCTE Business Meeting Minutes Summer 2019

Legislative Breakfast Slideshow 2020 Instructions

Click on the link to the Google Folder.  Choose your region and CORE region of the state.  Make a folder and label the folder with your district name.  Finally, insert no more than 3-5 pictures in the folder captions are allowed.

Google Folder:

Trailblazer Award: TDCTE TrailblazerAward 19-20

Pioneer Award: TDCTE Pioneer Application 19-20

CTE Director Meetings

2019 Fall CTE Director Meeting

Please join us for the 2019 Fall CTE Director meeting to be held at the Music City Center in Nashville (in conjunction with the LEAD conference) on Tuesday, November 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., CST. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. 

Registration and lodging information is available here. Detailed registration and payment instructions are below:  

New CTE Directors (0-3 years) 

  1. Choose new CTE directors (0-3 years) from the Registration Type drop-down list on the first page.  
  2. You will register for the full LEAD conference (including Tuesday’s Fall CTE Director meeting and the Wednesday New CTE Director Academy).  
  3. You will be asked to verify understanding of the substitution/cancellation/refund policy.  
  4. You will not be charged for the conference.  

CTE Directors  

  1. Choose CTE director (4+ years) from the Registration Type drop-down list on the first page.  
  2. Select one of the following:  
  3. Attending Tuesday only ($0) 
  4. Attending Full LEAD conference (current rate minus $130) 
  5. Select payment option 

NOTECTE directors also attending Wednesday and Thursday of LEAD will have $130 of their registration paid for by TN CTE. The registrant will be responsible for the remaining balance.  

LEAD Substitution/cancellation/refund policy for CTE Directors: If they do not cancel their registration by October 31, CTE will be charged for the $275/$130 for their cancelled registration. If CTE directors 4+ years register and pay to attend the rest of LEAD, and they do not substitute someone in their place, they will be refunded no more than 50% of the registration fee (25% after October 20).  

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