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.


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.


Schedule at a Glance Link
Key Note Speaker
Round Table Sessions
Breakouts Sessions

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