Career and Technical Education Conference

July 27-28, 2015
Lake Area Technical Institute-Watertown, SD

The South Dakota Career & Technical Education (CTE) Summer is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Education and in cooperation with the South Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education. Each year, this conference provides over 300 teachers, administrators, and school counselors to connect with other educators and explore best practices that will help them prepare students to be college, career, and life ready.

This year’s conference is scheduled for July 27-28, on the campus of Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD. Monday is full of interesting round table sessions, hands-on, in-depth activities, and tours from all career areas. Tuesday is dedicated to content-specific time for each division and breakout sessions running in tracks related to specific career clusters.


Conference Program
Schedule at a Glance Link
Key Note Speaker
Round Table Sessions
Tours & In Depth Sessions
Breakouts Sessions

*Additional sessions are still being added. Check back often.


To register for the conference, visit

Registering with Perkins Funds
Local Perkins funds can be used for professional development related to CTE Programs of Study, including CTE conference registration fees.

Membership dues for professional organizations such as CANNOT be paid for with local Perkins funds.

Perkins funds are not released to school districts until July 1, 2015.

If you have questions, please contact your Regional Career Development Specialist.

Graduate Credit

Credit is being offered at the undergraduate and graduate level for this summer’s SDACTE conference. Individuals wanting to participate should register with the information provided below PRIOR to conference. Registration and payment must be made online.

The document below should be printed and brought with you to conference. Please read all information prior to conference

Graduate course information/Conference Signature Log


To register, please follow the steps below:

1. Navigate to
Click on “Offering” tab of page to search for a course
Words/Phrase to Search: SDCTE

2. Select EDU_SDCTE.4

3. Click on “View more Details” or “Add to Cart” (right hand side of the page)

4. Check out- you will either then need to create an account or use an existing account to pay for your credit.

5. Submit payment by credit card – VISA, MasterCard, or Discover

6. Email will be generated to student

a. Registration Confirmation for each workshop

Receipt for any payments or invoice for any amount unpaid