Sponsored by Minnesota State and Minnesota Department of Education 

This Summit is an annual event planned by committee members from the Minnesota State colleges and Minnesota Department of Education. It has continued to grow over the years into the premiere conference connecting the career and technical education community in the Upper Midwest. Participants and presenters alike come from high school, colleges and universities, workforce, local business and industry partners, and our local communities to convene once a year and share best practices for helping every student meet community and workforce needs.

"Success in the New Economy" by Citris College

Citrus College supported the production of “Success in the New Economy” to help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities. The end result is a compelling case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and to consider technical skill acquisition, real-world application and academics (career technical programs) in tandem with a classic education. This balanced approach to life and learning results in a well-educated and employed workforce.

Leveraging his expertise in higher education and Career & Technical Education, Kevin Fleming adapted conference presentations and research to create this data-driven explanation. And award winning film creator and producer Brian Y. Marsh brought the data to life through animation.

The CTE Works! Summit and any contents of this website and related printed materials were developed under the Career and Technical Education federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education.