Professional Development and Conference Opportunities


May 29-31st, 2024 CWA WORKCON 2024: Bridging the Gap Conference

July 10- July 13, 2024 – Curriculum Institute

July 15th – 18th, 2024 CTAT Summer Conference

September 18th – 20th, 2024 – Postsecondary CTE Event – ACTE

October 30th to November 1st, 2024 | CAEL Conference

Past Conferences:

February 7th & 8th, 2024 Grant Writing Workshop

April 23 -26, 2024 – CCCAOE Spring Conference

April 22-25, 2024- CTE: On the Trail of Success


January 9th – 12th, 2024 CCCAOE Leadership Academy

January 11-12, 2024, Get Focused Stay Focused Conference

Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2023 ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 

ACTE’s CareerTech VISION is the premier annual gathering of career and technical education (CTE) professionals. Happening Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Phoenix, Arizona, V

November 8-10, 2023 CAEL Annual Conference – Baltimore, MD.

November 8, 2023 CBE Workshop

September 28, 2023 College And K12 Regional Dual Enrollment Workshops

College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Grant Workshop 101 -Beginner

College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Grant Workshop 201- Intermediate

Fall Date: September 28, 2023

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m

Location: Eleanor Roosevelt High School
7447 Scholar Way, Eastvale CA, 92880 

September 20-22, 2023 “Transforming Postsecondary CTE for ALL” Denver, CO

Save The Date September 20-22, 2023

Join us at ACTE’s Postsecondary CTE Summit, happening Sept. 20–22 in Denver, Colorado, as we work to:

  • Address equity gaps
  • Build partnerships
  • Support educators
  • Identify and develop resources, ensuring that our postsecondary CTE students are successful in their educational journeys and beyond!


This annual conference is co-hosted by the NCLA and the Administration Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education® (ACTE®) and is specifically focused on the professional development for administrators of both secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs and institutions. The conference will be held September 27-29, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

September 12th, 2023 Linkedin Learning Community of Practice

June 28th- 9th Grade to Baccalaureate Intersegmental Collaboration

2023 Annual Retreat (June 12th – 14th)


TPM Academy: Central Valley

Required Meetings

  • Tuition for the academy is generously covered by Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium – The cost to attend does not include travel and lodging expenses (except as outlined below).         
  • Travel Accommodations: Travel, lodging, and dinner for the in-person events will be the responsibility of the participant. These events are in conjunction with existing convenings which should allow for maximum value in our time together. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided at the in-person events.
  • Meeting 1: January 20 (Virtual)
  • Meeting 2: February 1 + 2 (Visalia/Lemoore)
  • Meeting 3: April 17 + 18 (Sacramento)
  • Meeting 4: June 15 + 16 (Ventura)

Building the Talent Pipeline: An Implementation Guide

Catapult your efforts by bringing to YOUR institution the BEST INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS to deliver DYNAMIC virtual presentations followed by YOUR institution-specific COACHING calls to create YOUR unique TACTICAL playbook.

March 22, 2023 Youth Tech Apprenticeship: A Modern WBL Strategy

March 22, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT, Online

Youth Apprenticeship is gaining traction throughout the U.S. as a high-quality work-based learning strategy that reflects the spirit of Perkins V (Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act). Employers are increasingly hiring high school students and utilizing youth apprenticeship to build the skills they need. Youth Apprenticeship in IT and Cybersecurity in particular have more opportunities for youth than ever before. As a U. S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Intermediary, Appteon promotes quality high school work-based learning, including youth apprenticeship, for both the foundational skills that contribute to an individual’s future success, and for the proven pathway educators and employers can use to build skills employers need. 

Join “Youth Tech Apprenticeship: A Modern WBL Strategy” to learn more about Youth Apprenticeship, particularly in IT and/or Cybersecurity, how to incorporate it into your initiatives, and chat with the experts in the field about a thriving youth apprenticeship program.

April 4th & 5th Building Workforce Partnerships Conference – San Diego

We are excited to share with you some of the Plenaries and Workshops that you can look forward to, presented by some really great subject matter experts.
More details to follow soon!

Plenaries–  Labor and Public Sector Apprenticeships in California  United States Department of Labor – Labor & Management Training Partnerships  Incorporating Labor Standards into Workforce Development and Public Investments 
Workshops–  Rapid Response & Business Engagement  What you need to know re: 121 & 122 Reporting   Business Engagement  Layoff Aversion & Best Practices    Benefits of Employee Ownership  Workforce Board Labor Reps. 101  Understanding Federal, State and Local Funds  Rapid Response  Building Support for Labor High Road Training Partnerships in Your Region  Effects Bargaining 101 & Rapid Response  Rapid Response 101 – A Deep Dive  Unions 101 for Workforce Partners  High Road Construction Careers – Successful Construction Pre-apprenticeship Programs  IATSE and the Future of Entertainment  Taking the High Road in the Healthcare Sector  Tools and Measures of Labor Standards, Job Quality and Equity  Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Finishing Trades  Labor Rapid Response – Sharing Strategies from Across the Nation  Bringing Digital Equity Infrastructure to your Region – CWA and Broadband  Manufacturing Roundtable  Bringing Labor Standards and High Road Training Partnerships to the California Equity  Unionize CA Presentation  San Diego Building Trades Council – Creating Careers for Reentry Workers  California Worker Equity Initiative  California Transit Works “High Road Training Partnerships” – Toolkit  Understanding Job Quality Elements and Attracting High Road Employers to Your Hiring Events  Benefits of Employee Ownership Models     As we work on getting workshops, presenters and time slots confirmed,
We invite you to take a look at our working list via our BOX files.
Check it out here;

April 12-15, 2023ACTE 2023 Region V Leadership Conference”- North Dakota

CTE Postcard2lines ( 

April 19-21, 2023 CCCAOE SPRING Conference – Sacramento: Register Now


CCCAOE’s Spring 2022 Conference Sacramento – April 19 – 21, 2023 – REGENCY HYATT – EVENTS CENTER

April 20th, 2023 Social Activity

Need commitment by Friday, February 3rd

Do you want to go to a fun social event during CCCAOE’s Spring 2023 Conference? The conference planning committee has a great option for you, but we need your help!
Imagine gathering in a big room to watch the Sacramento RiverCats game on Thursday evening! Food and Beverage, warm space inside with tables, chairs, food, and big screens. Plus outdoor seating for those who really focus on the game. Tickets would be purchased through a separate registration – Credit Card only, transferable to another attendee if something comes up, but no refunds.
Transportation to the venue (1.3 miles from the Hyatt) is up to each ticket holder. Carpool with those who drive to the conference, take an UBER/Lyft, scooter, walk or ride the bus. Details to follow on options after ticket purchase. Click here for more information.


2023 National Work-based Learning Conference

April 26-28
Download Flyer

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
3405 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Draft Agenda

Work-Based Learning Division

May 5, 2023– CWC Annual Educational Conference, Ontario Airport Hotel (More information to come)

May 22-25, 2023NACTEI Conference” – San Antonio, TX

Conference – NACTEI The National Association for Career Technical Education Information (NACTEI) is proud to host a National Perkins Leadership Conference for 2023.  The 42nd Annual Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas. (no specific date set yet)

June 5th-7th NACE ConferenceLake Buena Vista, FL.

Attend this Orlando-area conference from June 5-7, 2023, for three days of preconference workshops, in-person networking, engaging content sessions, and interactive learning experiences. Find innovative new business solutions by visiting the Expo Hall and attending live Marketplace Solutions and Product Demos.

2023 Annual Retreat (June 12th – 14th)


The 2023 Annual Planning Retreat will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura, California. More information to come!

Hotel Registration: Registration Closed- manage reservation only

Annual Retreat Registration: Registration Closed

February 9-10, 2023, CAEL Conference – San Diego

This in-person Workforce Development and Postsecondary Education Collaborative Summit for professionals from postsecondary education and workforce development organizations is focused on teaming up to build critical partnerships to support equitable access to skills education and training. The summit is a working retreat aimed at increasing collaboration and strengthening workforce education-training-career initiatives. The sessions of this learning summit will provide presentations of various research and case studies in a workshop environment. Participants will interact in large groups and team settings to explore the summit topics in the context of their own institution and organization. Click here for more information for CAEL Conference

February 15-17, 2023 “Community College Baccalaureate Association Conference”, Palm Springs, Ca.

Join the nation’s top CCB practitioners and higher education scholars in Palm Springs, CA at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa for CCBA 2023 to Imagine the Possibilities for Community College Baccalaureate Degrees!

Conference Schedule 2023 | CCBA ( CCBA 2023 promises to deliver a robust schedule of dynamic content, interactive workshops and engaging learning sessions with a focus on the latest CCB promising practices, program innovations and data-driven strategies.

February 26th – 28th, 2023 “Educating for Careers” Conference – Sacramento

2023 Educating for Careers will be an excellent time to share any and all strategies developed for student success within your academy, pathway, or program! Educating for Careers Conference Brochure(

March 2nd & 3rd, 2023 California Community Colleges Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Who should attend: All California Community Colleges who currently offer baccalaureate degree programs or are planning to apply to offer a baccalaureate degree program; specifically, program faculty, VPI, VPSS, articulation officers, researchers, deans, directors, academic senate presidents, and counselors are encouraged to attend

When: Thursday, March 2nd at 12pm through Friday, March 3rd at 12pm

Where: Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

Hotel: Springhill Suites, 7872 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647

October 27-28, 2022, California Economic Summit

Produced by California Forward in partnership with the California Stewardship Network, the Summit influences CA FWD’s ongoing movement to make the government and economy work for everyone. The two-day Summit is designed to create a shared economic agenda known as the Roadmap to Shared Prosperity and strengthen the Summit network, setting the stage for collective action in 2023.

Register here for the 2022 California Economic Summit!

Click here to learn why you’ll want to join us for this annual two-day gathering to shape our collective action in 2023 and to strengthen the Summit network. 


Join the Grow Apprenticeship California team from the Foundation for California Community Colleges during National Apprenticeship Week for a learning lab focused on understanding the financials of apprenticeship. This in-person event will take place on Monday, November 14, from 8:30am – 2:00pm at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, 500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814.

We will be joined by our partners from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards amongst others. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our knowledgeable speakers regarding current and future funding opportunities, understanding the costs of an apprenticeship program, understanding RSI, and how SNAP E&T funds can benefit apprentices.

This learning lab is FREE and open to all community colleges, intermediaries, apprenticeship practitioners, stakeholders, employer partners, non-profit organizations, and workforce boards throughout California. This is a great opportunity for individuals wanting to learn more about financially operating and resources available when it comes to developing and sustaining an apprenticeship program. There are very limited seats available so please register as soon as possible by no later than October 31, 2022.

Date:  November 14, 2022 Time:  8:30am – 2:00pm

Location: Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, 500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Register Here

November 30- Dec 3, 2022 “ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2022” – Las Vegas

Join the Esri education team at the 2022 ACTE CareerTech VISION. Experience networking and professional development, covering high-quality secondary and post-secondary CTE. (Register by 10/14/2022) ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2022 – Esri Community


When: Nov 30-Dec 3, 2022

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

January 10th-13th, 2023Leadership Academy 1.0″ – San Diego, Ca. 

The series will include in-person sessions beginning January 10, 2023, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton
San Diego. There is also a total of 6 virtual community of practice sessions to take a deeper dive into the modules with graduation on the Friday of the Spring 2024 Conference.

Leadership Academy 2023 Level 1.0 Flyer.pdf – Google Drive

Register here

January 18th – 21st, 2023 AACC WDI 2023: “ShockproofConferenceIndian Wells, CA.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is proud to present our annual Workforce Development Institute (WDI).  WDI 2023: Shockproof is the premier annual convening for new and seasoned community college-based workforce and economic development professionals. WDI 2023:  Shockproof will be held January 18-21, 2023.  Our program will feature an array of perspectives highlighting innovative strategies and promising practices to support your workforce and economic development efforts. Schedule for workshop

For more information: Registration Information