ACTE Postsecondary Event Sponsorship 2023
Purpose/Overview: ACTE is planning to host its second national Postsecondary CTE Summit September 20-22 in Denver CO. This summit will focus on 3 major strands:
- Best Practices: Exploring best practices and programs that ensure retention, persistence, and completion of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students, students with disabilities, English Language Learners (ELL), LGBTQ+ students, low-income students, students in nontraditional pathways, and immigrant students.
- Staff/Partnerships: Delving into postsecondary CTE staffing issues. We want to ensure that more faculty, staff, and administrators in postsecondary CTE have the skills to address the needs of ALL students as well as look like the students they serve where possible. Addressing staffing shortages is critical. This strand will also explore promising practices and programs that promote the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and administrators in postsecondary CTE. Our industry partners need to be prepared to support ALL our students. We will also explore how to support our partners.
- Data: Reveal best practices around the data collection for special populations. We want to explore how to use and collect data to understand the equity gaps and reveal what can be done to mediate these gaps.
The goal of the summit is to create a professional learning community that can share solutions to be implemented throughout the year. Sponsor an event with national focus that helps participants, and their institutions work towards addressing equity gaps, ensuring that our postsecondary students are successful in their educational journeys and beyond! We are expecting 200+ attendees to this event. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to present on their promising practices and programs during breakout sessions. Expert panels will also be present throughout the event.