Career and Technical Education Conference

July 31-August 2, 2016
Sioux Falls, 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 31-August 2, in Sioux Falls, SD. Sunday includes numerous hands-on, in-depth sessions. Monday is full of interesting industry tours from all career areas and Tuesday is dedicated to content-specific time for each division and breakout sessions running in tracks related to specific career clusters.

2016 CTE Conference    2016 CTE Conference

2016 CTE Conference    2016 CTE Conference


Conference Program
Schedule at a Glance
Keynote Speaker


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, 2016.

2016 CTE Conference Cost Breakout
Division Conference
Conference Fee
Dues Late Fee
*Starts 7/10/16
Administration $200 $15 $135 $50
AFNR $200 $60 $202 $50
Business $200 $15 $135 $50
FACS $200 $35 $175 $50
Trade & Industry $200 $10 $135 $50


A block of rooms is reserved at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls. The Ramkota has guaranteed the special rate of $99 for a standard double or single room. When making a reservation, please ask for the Career and Technical Education Academy room block to receive this special group rate. Call 605-336-0650 directly. The special group rate WILL NOT be available through the Best Western Reservation System. All reservations must be received by 6-30-2016. At that time the remaining blocked rooms will be released and sold on a first come first serve basis.

Undergraduate/Graduate Credit

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

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


Course Registration Process
  • Navigate to
          Click on “Offering” tab of page to search for a course
          Words/Phrase to Search: SDACTE
  • Select EDU_SDACTE.2
  • Click on “View more Details” or “Add to Cart” (right hand side of the page)
  • Check out- you will either then need to create an account or use an existing account to pay for your credit.
  • Submit payment by credit card – VISA, MasterCard, or Discover
  • Email will be generated to student
          a. Registration Confirmation for each workshop
          b. Receipt for any payments or invoice for any amount unpaid
Continuing education hour certificates will also be available for those who do not wish to earn undergraduate or graduate level credit. There is no registration or cost associated with the continuing education hours. Certificates can be picked up at the end of the conference.

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