Phoenix, Arizona
Monday, June 16, 2014

Achieving Excellence in Career Technical Education:
The National Career Clusters Institute

Monday, June 16, 2014 - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
11111 North 7th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
United States

Map and Directions

Online registration closed May 30, 2014. After this date, registrants can register on-site. Quesions? Call 301-588-9630 or e-mail us at 

The Achieving Excellence Institute includes engaging hands-on workshops and interactive breakout sessions offering new perspectives and techniques on cultivating high-quality CTE in your school, district, and state. Hear from our Excellence in Action award winners who were selected for exemplary performance in the implementation of a Career Cluster-related program of study. And get to see and experience excellence in action by touring industry or educational programs around the Phoenix metro area. Here is a sampling of the session topics:

  • Best practices/models of exemplary Career Cluster programs of study design and implementation
  • Integration of the Common Core State Standards and CTE
  • Career guidance/advisement
  • Perkins reauthorization
  • Leveraging data to inform instruction, program evaluation and/or program development
  • Effective strategies for building and sustaining business-education partnerships
  • Communications and advocacy strategies in support of high quality CTE
  • Lessons learned from state-level policy, practice and programs

On top of these new features The Achieving Excellence Institute offers the same unparalleled opportunities to expand your knowledge of CTE and build your network of professionals from across the field while sharing and engaging in cutting-edge CTE delivery of Institutes past.        

Registration Information

On-site registration rate is $675 per person.
Main registration dates are April 9, 2014 - May 30, 2014.
After May 30, 2014 registration may be done on-site. 

Registration entitles attendees to:
Awards reception (light hors d’oeuvres) – June 16, 2014
Continental Breakfast and Lunch – June 17, 2014
Continental Breakfast – June 18, 2014
School and Industry Tours – June 18, 2014

Please note:  Fee-based pre-sessions taking place on Sunday, June 15 and Monday, June 16, 2014 at are not included in the Institute registration fee; these sessions are at an additional cost.

Pre-sessions that are free of charge do not require pre-registration once on-site.

We accept payment by MasterCard/Visa, check or purchase order.  Please make checks payable to: National Career Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF).


Contact Information

  • Questions? Call us at: 301-588-9630 or e-mail us at

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