2021 CTE LC Convening: Sparking Dialogue and Strengthening Connections
November 30–December 1, 2021, New Orleans, LA
December 13, 2021
ECMC Foundation launched the CTE Leadership Collaborative (LC) in 2018 to bring together diverse perspectives and equip leaders with the tools, resources and skills needed to advance postsecondary career and technical education. As part of this initiative, ECMC Foundation hosts an annual CTE LC Convening for current and alumni ECMC Foundation Fellows to inspire and facilitate collaboration across the postsecondary CTE field.
The 2021 CTE LC Convening was held November 30–December 1. More than 150 ECMC Foundation Fellows, CTE Leadership Collaborative grantee staff members and postsecondary CTE leaders came together for networking, interactive and plenary sessions and remarks from featured speakers Martha Wiggins, Executive Chef at Café Reconcile, and Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System. A panel of ECMC Foundation Fellows also discussed the role of media in shaping local and national conversations around CTE.
Fellows engaged in conversation about the current challenges and opportunities facing postsecondary CTE, including strategies for upskilling the workforce, supporting some-credit/no-degree students and implications for federal and state legislation and funding.