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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Upcoming events and Meetings

    • October 06, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Various Locations throughout the program year.

    Byrl R. Shoemaker CTE Leadership Institute Application

    Application deadline: April 1, 2021

    The Shoemaker Institute begins at the Ohio ACTE Summer Conference in July 2021and ends at the following year's conference, with in-person and virtual meetings throughout the year.    Click here for the tentative schedule, which will give you an idea of the time commitment/meeting requirements.

    Application Process:

    For complete program details, visit the Shoemaker Institute Information Web page - click here.  

    Potential participants must complete the online application/registration on the left and email a letter of support/recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor indicating approval of participation to

    Upon acceptance, applicant is expected to pay the full registration cost of $850 prior to the first meeting.   There is no application fee.

    Participant Costs Include:

    • Membership Dues in Ohio ACTE
    • Registration for the program:  $850 (college credit may be available through partner institutions)
    • Registration to the Legislative Seminar
    • Registration to the Connections to Education Conference
    • Hotel costs, travel expenses for meetings must be paid by registrant. Some meals will be provided, others will be at the participants’ expense.
    • Books, materials – TBD

    No refunds will be given for those who drop out or do not complete the program.

    • March 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • March 19, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Embassy Suites - Columbus - Dublin

    2021 OCTA Spring Conference

    March 18 - 19, 2021

    Click here for agenda: 2021 OCTA Spring Agenda2.docx

                               REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT 

    Embassy Suites - Columbus - Dublin

    Link for sleeping rooms - click here

    5100 Upper Metro Place

    Dublin, OH 43017

    Registration Fees:  $250 Full Conference

    Registering more than one person for your school?  To register more than one individual, complete the registration form and select "Invoice Me" instead of "Pay Now". This will create one invoice and registration for one person. To repeat for additional individuals, click on "New Registration" and repeat. You can then pay for them all at once via credit card or send a check.

    To make hotel reservations, please call (614) 790-9000

    If you have any questions about the conference content or program, please send an email to Dan Murphy at 

    Registration questions (including how to pay with a purchase order) - click HERE

    • April 21, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Call for Proposals

    Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2021 Region I High-quality CTE Programming Conference. This special event, co-hosted by ACTE Region I and the Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE®), will focus on the professional development of career and technical education professionals, including instructors, administrators and career guidance and school counselors from both secondary and postsecondary CTE programs and institutions. The conference will be held April 21-22, 2021 virtually. Workshop sessions will be scheduled on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5:00 p.m. EDT, Sunday, February 7, 2021.

    • May 24, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • July 16, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Career Guide

    Certificate Program*

    Register for this Session:

    May 24 – July 16, 2021

    Program Specifics:

    • Online, 8 week program, consisting of 11 discussion forums, 5 assignments, one final project (60 hours)
    • Several date/location options to attend one (required) face to face meeting, consisting of a CTE program tour
    • Completers will receive a certificate of completion upon fulfillment of all course requirements

    Facilitator/Course Developer:  Megan Reed

    Registration Fees:

    Ohio ACTE Member - $399

    Non-Member - $469

    Registration fees must be paid in full by the start date of the session in order to be enrolled in a section.  Cancellation Policy:  $50 cancellation fee up to 10 days before the session start; no refunds after the start of the session.

    Key Program Intents:

    • A focus on Ohio-specific resources and information
    • Meet current legislation – Career Advising/ Externships
    • Expose participants to businesses and local career-technical programs and  campuses
    • Drive educators to state resources – Ohio Means Jobs & Career Connections
    • Provide a forum for discussion and emphasis on career counseling best practices

    Click here for more program details/information.

    • July 26, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • July 28, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • The Hilton Columbus - Easton


    Ohio Career Technical Education:

      Innovation and Impact Conference 2021


      Connections to Education Conference

      July 26-28

      The Hilton Columbus - Easton

      3900 Chagrin Dr.

      Columbus, OH 43219

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