Michigan Career Education Conference

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids Michigan
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3:55pm - Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 1:55pm

 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503


Why attend the Michigan Career Education Conference?

  • Discover the critical partnerships between education, business, and industry that lead to strong CTE programs.
  • Learn about successful CTE programs that support student achievement and the economy
  • Acquire new and innovative strategies to improve student preparation for careers and college
  • Discover how technology and innovation are changing the way CTE programs are delivered
  • Learn how CTE is preparing students for a highly skilled workforce with career specific technical skills, strong work ethics, and employability skills desired by employers in a knowledge economy
  • Provide access to vendors to learn about new resources, products, and services available to assist with program implementation and with positive program outcomes



Who should attend?

  • Academic Educators
  • Business/Community Partners
  • Career and Technical Educators
  • Secondary Educators
  • Administrators
  • Career Development/Counselors
  • Special Populations Professionals
  • Postsecondary Educators

Topics Covered

  • Academic Integration
  • Articulation Agreements and Tech Prep
  • Career Clusters/Career Pathways
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs
  • CTE Technical Skills Assessment
  • Developing Alternative Energy and Green Jobs
  • Educational Development Plans (EDPs)/Portfolios
  • Labor Market Trends and Emerging Occupations
  • High School Requirements
  • Skills and/or Learning Assessments



Conference at a Glance


  • Apprenticeships
  • Career Awareness and Assessment
  • Career Development Strategies
  • Community College Partnerships
  • Curriculum Development
  • Dual Enrollment/Early and Middle College Programs
  • High School Redesign
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity Appreciation
  • Programs of Study, Secondary/Postsecondary Career Cluster Alignment
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics