The 2021 Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow CTE Conference is a collaborative effort between ESC Region 19, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - El Paso Branch, and Workforce Solutions Borderplex. Again, the conference will be a virtual event. The theme for this year's conference is "Framework of Change for the Future," and it builds upon embracing resilience, creativity, and innovation during this moment of unprecedented transformation and beyond! This is undoubtedly a time for growth, learning, and fresh ideas! ESC Region 19 will feature industry experts and leaders with a robust and dynamic agenda that will engage the audience with ideas and information targeted at our future workforce. This year, our keynote speaker is Rachael Mann (https://rachaelmann.co/ ), an "edufuturist" who believes in the importance of shaping today's educational philosophies and spaces by looking toward the innovations of tomorrow. We are excited that this conference is scheduled to return to an in-person event in 2022, being hosted at the new state-of-the-art ESC Region 19 Conference Center.
- preparing students for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand careers
- strategies for teaching today’s students
- learning about instructional technology trends and software
- specialized career trends
- regional workforce updates
- healthcare trends
- COVID-19 and education update
The theme for this year’s conference is "Framework of Change for the Future" and builds upon embracing resilience, creativity, and innovation during this moment of unprecedented transformation and beyond! This is certainly a time for growth, learning, and fresh ideas!
Rachael Mann speaks and writes about disruptive technology, education, and careers. She is the author of the children’s book, The Spaces You Will Go, The CTSO Competition Companion, and co-author of The Martians in Your Classroom. Rachael holds an MA in educational leadership and has 14 years of classroom teaching experience. After leaving the classroom, her work led her to serve as the Network to Transform Teaching State Director, the Professional Learning Director of STEM, and the Arizona State Director for Educators Rising. She serves on national boards that are dedicated to ensuring that kids are future-ready.
The CTE Conference is presented in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - El Paso Branch and Workforce Solutions Borderplex