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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Upcoming events and Meetings

    • November 25, 2019
    • (EST)
    • July 17, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Various Locations throughout the program year.

    Byrl R. Shoemaker CTE Leadership Institute Application

    Application deadline: April 15, 2020

    The Shoemaker Institute begins at the Ohio ACTE Summer Conference (July 27-29, 2020) and 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.

    • June 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • August 07, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Career Guide

    Certificate Program*

    Register for this Session:
    June 15th - Aug. 7th

    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.

    • June 23, 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    • 98

    Join Ohio Department of Education Deputy Superintendent John Richard and Career-Tech Director Leah Amstutz for a review of Ohio's "Reset and Restart Plan" for Ohio schools 2020 -2021.

    Attendance is limited to Superintendents and Career Tech Directors.  This is a FREE event, cosponsored by Ohio ACTE, OACTS and CCS, but you MUST REGISTER.

    • Hear an overview of the plan
    • Review special consideration for career-tech education
    • Submit questions when you register and  have an opportunity to ask questions during the virtual presentation

    In a press conference June 2, Governor DeWine indicated a plan for Ohio schools  will be released mid-June.  This plan has been the culmination of input from educators, including career-tech educators throughout the state.

    • July 27, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • July 29, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • The Hilton Columbus - Easton

    2020 Connections to Education Conference

    July 27-29

    The Hilton Columbus - Easton

    3900 Chagrin Dr.

    Columbus, OH 43219

    Click here for the schedule online

    Click here for conference details

    • July 27, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Hilton Columbus - Easton

    Career Development Through Career Connections Conference


    This has been an exciting year for the Ohio Department of Education as it unveiled Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s five-year strategic plan for education.Career Connections embraces the plan of supporting the whole child through intentional career advising practices.  During this one-day event, presentations on career advising using OhioMeansJobs or other career information systems, leveraging business advisory councils, the use of student success plans, and the development of career pathways in your school will be provided.  You will leave with innovative ideas and resources for kicking off the school year!

    School Counselors and Administrators are encouraged to attend this conference for best practices on preparing all students for successful futures!

    • September 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Scarlet Oaks Campus

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    2020 Leadership & Empowerment Meeting

    September 17, 2020

    Scarlet Oaks Campus

    300 Scarlet Oaks Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45241

    • October 14, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 16, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Embassy Suites - Columbus - Dublin

    2020 OCTA Fall Conference

    October 14-16

    Embassy Suites - Columbus - Dublin

    5100 Upper Metro Place

    Dublin, OH 43017

    Registration Fees:  $315 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

    • February 10, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • February 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Sheraton at Capitol Square, Columbus
    2021 Legislative Seminar
    February 10-11
       Sheraton Capitol Square
    75 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215
    Single/Double Group Rate - $159
    • April 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • April 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Embassy Suites, Dublin



    April 8-9, 2021

    Embassy Suites Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin

    Hotel Group Code: CT2
     Hotel rate cut-off date: 03/17/21 or until room block is sold out

    Online Reservations: Click Here

    Please note all reservations made in the block will receive the group rate as well as complimentary parking. 

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

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


    2021 Connections to Education Conference

    July 26-28

    The Hilton Columbus - Easton

    3900 Chagrin Dr.

    Columbus, OH 43219

    Valued Business Partners (click on the logo for their website):

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

38 Commerce Park Dr. Suite D, Westerville, Ohio
(614) 890-ACTE (2283)
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