As a Conference Committee we want to welcome you to Sacramento for 2011! In a continued effort to maximize the efficiency and the benefits of our professional development delivery system pertaining to Career Technical Education (CTE), the California Career Pathway Consortia and the California Partnership Academies will again join forces as the 17th annual Educating for Career Conference and the 23rd annual California Partnership Academies Conference becomes the California Career Pathways Consortia and California Partnership Academies Educating for Careers Conference. The theme for this year’s conference will be Focusing Education on the Future.

In order to facilitate our attendance more efficiently, the conference has moved to a much larger venue and there will be coded name-badges for vegetarian meals which will make it imperative for all conference attendees to wear their name badges to every meal function. With the larger capacity of the Sacramento Convention Center we do not anticipate having to close registration this year. The online registration will not be available after February 25, 2011, which will necessitate onsite registration after that date.

Quality professional development opportunities are key components in teacher effectiveness, improving student academic attainment, and closing achievement gaps. The 2011 Educating for Careers Focusing Education on the Future Conference with its more than 135 breakout session opportunities promises to be the place to be for professional development!

California Career Pathway Consortia
California Partnership Academies

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Conference Breakout Session Strands

  • Assessment & Accountability
  • Standards-Based Curriculum
  • California Partnership Academies
  • Career Pathways/Industry Sectors
  • Successful Schools Network • Employer Involvement
  • Secondary-Postsecondary Connections
  • Perkins
  • Employer Involvement
  • K-8 Models
  • Work-Based Learning
  • SB70

Funding Ideas

Federal Funding Sources

  • Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act
    • 231 & 232 Funds
    • Tech Prep Funds
  • Title 1 Funds - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Part A)
  • Title 2 Funds
  • Title 5–Innovative Strategies

State Funding Sources

  • District General Funds
  • District CTE/Perkins Funds
  • Governor's Initiative (SB 70)
  • Quality Education Investment Act of 2006 (QEIA Funds)
  • California Partnership Academy Funds

College Credit

One unit of college credit is available through Fresno Pacific University for participants in the pre-conference and conference activities. Registration will take place at the conference.

What People Are Saying

Again, thank you for allowing me and our ConnectEd team to be part of this outstanding event.

Arlene LaPlante Director, ConnectEd Network

I want to congratulate you and your supporters for putting on such a great conference in spite of the construction, and extra large turn out.

Scott Finn Department Chair, Counseling and Personal Development, Southwestern College

It was a great conference.

Mark V. Martin, Ph.D. CACT CTE Hub Director

Congratulations on a successful conference!  The networking opportunities and sessions were a highlight.  Even though the hotel was under renovation the staff did an outstanding job of assisting and making it smooth. 

Rob Atterbury Director of Professional Development, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career

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