Professional Development Designed Specifically for those New to the Career & Technical Education Classroom

The Office of Public Instruction’s Career and Technical Education Specialists will be conducting a New CTE Professionals Workshop on Wednesday, October 18, at Fairmont Hot Springs, prior to the start of the 2017 Montana ACTE Institute.

The New CTE Professionals Workshop is a FREE professional development opportunity designed specifically for Career & Technical Education professionals in their first, second, or third year in the classroom or for those teachers new to Career & Technical Education in Montana.

This professional development opportunity will provide teachers who are new to the classroom, as well as those with less than four years of experience, with information on a variety of topics essential for success in the career and technical education classroom including

--Perkins funding,
--State CTE funding,
--Advisory boards,
--Professional development,
--Professional organizations,
--Montana’s Career Pathways Initiative and the Development of Statewide Pathways
--CTE and program-area standards and guidelines, and
--Career & Technical Student Organizations.

The workshop will be held at Fairmont Hot Springs (1500 Fairmont Road, Anaconda) from 8 am to 4 pm. The training is free of charge and lunch will be provided for attendees. Up to six (6) OPI Renewal Units will be offered. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and substitutes.

Additional details about the New CTE Professionals Workshop, including a schedule of events, are currently posted on the CTE page of the OPI website ( under the CTE Updates heading and can be downloaded via the following link:

2017 New CTE Professionals Workshop

Registration for the 2017 New CTE Professionals Workshop can be completed and submitted online at t The deadline to register is Monday, October 2.

Please note, registration for the 2017 New CTE Professionals Workshop does not also include the Montana ACTE Fall Institute. Registration for the Montana ACTE Fall Institute must be submitted separately. Montana ACTE Fall Institute registration details can be found at

For registration assistance or for more information, please contact the appropriate CTE program specialist:

Agricultre Education Specialist: Shannon Boswell,, 406.444.4451

Business Education: Eric Swenson,, 406.444.7991

Family & Consumer Sciences Education: Megan Vincent,, 406.444.3599

Health Sciences Education: Renee Erlandsen,, 406.994.6986

Industrial Trades & Technology Education: Don Michalsky,, 406.444.4452