News and AnnouncementsPosted on March 30, 2017
2017 PACTA Summer Leadership Conference:
Career and Technical Education Leadership for Success
July 26-28, 2017
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education
Quality career and technical education is an essential part of America’s workforce development system. The challenges of assuring a high-quality system which meets the needs of students and employers are many. This conference will focus on providing career and technical education leaders with the information and skills to help them meet those challenges. In addition to outstanding general session speakers, participants will be able to choose from a variety of small group sessions. An additional resource available to conference participants will be a commercial exhibit area.
July 26, 2017
11 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Registration
1:30 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. Opening General Session
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Opening Barbecue/Picnic
July 27, 2017
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. - noon General Session
Noon - 1 p.m. Luncheon
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Small Group Workshops
*A commercial exhibit area will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.*
July 28, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. PACTA General Membership Meeting
9 a.m. - noon Closing General Session
Date and Location:
Career and Technical Education: Leadership for Success is being held July 26-28 at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College. Registration for the conference will begin at 11 a.m.on July 26. The first conference session will begin on July 26 at 1:30 p.m. A pre-conference golf tournament will also be held on July 26 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The conference will conclude on July 28 at Noon.
General Sessions Topics:
Update on Education Initiatives and Policies in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s Best Practices
National Perspective on Career and Technical Education
Update on Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania
Current Legal Issues in Education
General Sessions Presenters:
(Additional Presenters to be announced)
Dr. Lee Burket
Bureau of Career and Technical Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Ms. Kimberly Green (Invited)
National Association of State Directors
of Career and Technical Education Consortium
Mr. Andrew M. Goodman
Milliron and Goodman Associates, Government Relations & Legislative Law
2017 PACTA Summer Conference Registration
Registration fee for participants who register by July 7 is $250. A late fee of $25 will be charged for registrations received after July 7. The registration fee includes conference expenses and materials, the Opening Barbecue/Picnic on July 26, lunch on July 28, continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks.
CLICK HERE for on-line registration or CLICK HERE to download a registration form.
PACTA is an approved provider for Act 48 professional development activities. Conference participants will be awarded up to ten hours of Act 48 credit.
Nittany Lion Inn
200 West Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803
Telephone: (800) 233-7505
Accommodations are available at the Nittany Lion Inn at the conference rate of $130 single or double. Reservations must be made by June 23. You can make your reservations by calling (800) 233-7505 or go to www.pennstatehotels.com and select The Nittany Lion Inn. Please mention or enter that you are part of the PACTA Conference when making your reservation and refer to Reservation Identification Number: PACG17A.
- Spring Workshop for CTE Assistant Directors, Principals, & Supervisors May 04, 2017 Nittany Lion Inn, State College
- 2017 Summer Leadership Conference July 26, 2017 Nittany Lion Inn, State College