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Wednesday, May 3 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Extending Career Readiness into Elementary and Middle School

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There is growing consensus that high school is far too late to begin to expose students to their career options and opportunities. This session will explore ways in which states can extend CTE into earlier grades or begin to infuse career readiness expectations for younger learners.

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Steve Dewitt

Deputy Executive Director, Association for Career and Technical Education
Stephen DeWitt is the Deputy Executive Director for the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). His role includes developing strategic partnerships to advance the association’s mission, and oversight of policy development, advocacy, media relations and research activities. A primary focus of his work at ACTE has been promoting career and technical... Read More →
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Wayne Kutzer

State CTE Director, North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
Wayne Kutzer is the State Director for the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education and Executive Officer of the State Board for Career and Technical Education. His past educational experiences include five years as an instructor and eleven years as Director of the Southeast Area Career and Technology Center in Oakes, ND. Prior to that, he had nine years in the private sector in business administration and as a small business owner. In his 15 years as State Director, the Department of Career and Technical Education has increased funding for local schools and area centers, increased access to CTE programming for students through the creation of virtual area centers and provided incentives for schools to share programming through a variety of cooperative arrangements. He serves on multiple state boards and commissions including the Workforce Development Council, the State Commission on Community Service and the Community College Presidents Council. He received his... Read More →
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Ron Roveri

Director, Office of Career & Technology Education, South Carolina Department of Education
Director of Career and Technology Education for the South Carolina Department of Education.  Began new role January 19, 2016. Began career in the Automotive Industry in 1984 working for Shell Oil Company as full service station attendant and Maintenance and Light Repair Technician. Began teaching career in 1990 in Barberton, Ohio (Taught Industrial Technology). Moved to Rock Hill S.C. in 1992 and taught (Technology Education) and coached until... Read More →

Wednesday May 3, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Embassy Room

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