The first Career and Technical Education Summit in the region concluded its final day at GCC with collaborative sessions comprised of GDOE administrators, local business community, educators and students.
The Career and Technical Education Summit: “Imagine: Careers through Education,” began February 17, at the UOG CLASS Lecture Hall and concluded on February18th at GCC.
The 3-day summit was hosted by the Office of Senator Sam Mabini, Ph.D. Nationally recognized keynote speakers were Dr. Frankie Santos Laanan, a former President of Association of Career and Technical Education Research, now currently an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at Iowa State University and Dr. Janice Friedel Associate Professor Administrator, Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education. Both have extensive experience in workforce development and research.
Two nights included presentations from Dr. Laanan, Dr. Friedel and Dr. Ray Somera from GCC, both were followed by a Question and Answer portion addressed to a panel of experts from the business community, GDOE administrators, Guam Chamber of Commerce, and the Guam Contractors
Association. On the last day, the voices of the participants were the highlight, including four (4) breakout sessions where discussion and dialogue among the participants was a focus.
The summit was a culmination of collaborative efforts with the Office of Senator Sam Mabini, Office of the Governor, Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE), GDOE, GCC, UOG, local workforce development board, Guam Chamber of Commerce, Guam Contractors Association, CTE Task force and other industry leaders.