CTE Professional Development Conference (PDC)


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CTE Professional Development Conference

  • August 8-10, 2022 - Bismarck Event Center

Conference Registration

Schedule at a Glance

Keynote Speaker: Josh Davies, Center for Work Ethic Development

Keynote Speaker: Josh Davies

The Center for Work Ethic Development


PDC Conference Keynote Speaker Josh Davies Intro

Director's Award of Excellence

CTE Director's Award of Excellence Application

Nominate a CTE Program for the Director's Award of Excellence

Deadline for Submission:  May 31, 2022

Photo Release Forms: (Completed forms are to be uploaded and submitted along with the Application.)

Industry Roundtables - Invitation for Presenters

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, North Dakota CTE will hold Industry Roundtable sessions at the Professional Development Conference (PDC.)

  • Business/Industry partners will be at a roundtable from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. 

  • Conference attendees will be split into two groups that will participate in either the 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. or 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. group.

  • Table rotations will be 15 minutes.  Participants will have the opportunity to rotate and attend 4 roundtable discussions.

  • You will visit with CTE instructors, career counselors, and administrators about your company, job opportunities, growth, internships, and what skills potential employees need to be successful in your company.

  • There will also be open discussion on what skills the related CTE programs should be providing their students as they prepare for graduation and their future.

Over 500 participants are expected to be in attendance at the conference this year.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Pierce, Career Development & Career Advisor Supervisor, NDCTE: kpierce@nd.gov or (701) 328-3103.

Sign Up to be a Roundtable Presenter


Join an Association or Renew Your Dues

Join an Association or Renew Your Dues

NDACTE and most of the divisions:

  • Visit www.ACTEonline.org/join.
    • Click Join Now/Renew
    • Select New Member or Renewing Member
    • Select State ND - North Dakota Assn for Career & Technical Educ
  • If you have any questions, contact Carla Hixon, NDACTE Executive Director, at NDACTE@outlook.com.

Business Education

  • NBEA
    • Send a check for $15 to

      Jan Repnow, NDBEA Treasurer
      Minot State University
      500 University Avenue West Main 302E
      Minot, ND 58707

      ***or bring your check to PDC in August!