New CTE Professionals Hybrid Workshop 2022

A free professional development event with two
virtual sessions and one in-person session.

September 20     -     October 11     -     October 19

The Office of Public Instruction’s Career, Technical, & Adult Education unit invites all new Montana Career & Technical Education (CTE) professionals to participate in a FREE hybrid professional learning experience. The hybrid 2022 workshop will include two (2) virtual afternoon sessions—September 20 and October 11—and one (1) live, in-person, afternoon session in Billings at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center on Wednesday, October 19. The two virtual sessions will be conducted using Zoom.

The New CTE Professionals Hybrid Workshop 2022 offers early-career professionals—those new to the classroom, as well as those with five years or less of experience—the ability to develop essential knowledge and skills for success in the classroom and in the Career & Technical Education teaching profession. Individuals who have participated in the past are also invited to participate again. Participants will also discover leadership and professional growth opportunities available for themselves and their students.

Montana’s CTE Specialists have designed the workshop to focus on fundamentals of Career & Technical Education, federal- and state-level funding, professional organizations, curriculum resources, program standards and guidelines, marketing career and technical education, advising Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), and advanced learning opportunities for CTE students through dual enrollment and work-based learning.

Workshop attendees are strongly encouraged to participate in all sessions. The virtual sessions listed below will include smaller breakout groups to allow for conversations. Please go to to register.



Career and Technical Student Organization State Directors

Lisa Parker, BPA State Director (406) 579-3697

John Stiles, DECA State Director (406) 209-4490

Vacant, FCCLA State Director (406) 229-2017

Jim Rose, FFA State Director (406) 994-7050

Katie Meier, HOSA State Director (406) 868-9445

Roberta Tilleman, SkillsUSA State Director (406) 868-3489

Jesse Gray, TSA State Directors (406) 676-3390 ext. 7553


Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares Montana K-12 students for a wide range of careers and post secondary education programs.  CTE courses are found in Montana's middle schools, high schools and career centers.  

CTE courses provide students with life and employment skills to make them highly desirable employees in today's modern workforce.  Skills learned in K-12 Career and Technical Education courses prepare students to go directly into the workforce or to continue their education with a much higher degree of focus and direction for their career goals. 

Montana has 455 approved CTE programs and 673 certified teachers in Agriculture, Business, Marketing, Family and Consumer Sciences, Industrial Technology, and Health Science.  169 Montana high schools participate in the federal Carl D.  Perkins and state Career and Technical Education grant programs to support and improve their Career and Technical Education programs.


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