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ACTE’s 2024 National Work-Based Learning (WBL) Conference

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

ACTE’s 2024 National Work-Based Learning (WBL) Conference

Join us at ACTE’s 2024 National Work-Based Learning (WBL) Conference, happening May 13 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Learn about innovations in WBL, model programs across the nation, and insights on supporting the delivery of quality experiences that foster in-depth, firsthand engagement with the skills required in any given career field.

Pre-Conference Activities

Get a jump start on your learning by purchasing a ticket to one of our pre-conference tours and workshops.

  • Tour 1: Waukesha County Business Alliance Schools2Skills™ Program
  • Tour 2: Make School Work – Immersive WBL Education Centers (GPS Education Partners with Komatsu and Lakeside Manufacturing)
  • Pre-conference Workshop: Designing and Delivering Equity-Minded WBL Programs at the Postsecondary and Secondary Level

If you are a first-time attendee, be sure to check out the WBL 101 session on Wednesday afternoon, May 1!

Program Sessions

During the conference, you will be able to select from 63 concurrent sessions covering trending topics WBL:

  • Developing a WBL curriculum
  • Cultivating meaningful employer/business partner interactions (including employer incentives for participation)
  • Ensuring equitable access to WBL opportunities (including overcoming barriers such as transportation)
  • Understanding compliance with laws and regulations (insurance, worker’s compensation, age restrictions)
  • Managing WBL programs
  • Learning about new and innovative WBL initiatives (funding, summer programs, simulations, virtual & entrepreneurship)
  • Growing, promoting, recruiting for and marketing your WBL program

Featured Keynote Speaker – Kevin Paul Scott

Kevin Paul Scott has traveled to six continents and spoken to leaders from more than 100 countries. Kevin co-founded the leadership consultancy ADDO (which is Latin for Inspire). In addition to serving businesses and brands, ADDO partners to inspire students, equip educators, and impact schools across America. ADDO developed the national Chick-fil-A Leader Academy program, currently in more than 1,000 schools across 43 states. Additionally, ADDO created the Baltimore Ravens Leadership Institute, which serves elementary schools with an innovative character education program. Kevin is passionate about investing in educators. Over the last several years, Kevin has spoken to and consulted with several school districts, as well as at national educator conferences and associations. 

Networking Opportunities

Registration for the 2024 WBL Conference includes a variety of networking opportunities and events. Mix and mingle with other WBL coordinators, CTE teachers, administrators, and staff from state departments of education during:

  • Receptions (Wednesday and Thursday evenings) 
  • Meal functions (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch)
  • Exhibit hall breaks (Thursday and Friday)


Thank you to our growing list of 2024 Sponsors and Exhibitors!
2024 Sponsors

  • American Student Assistance
  • Aztec Software
  • Conover Company
  • Eduready360
  • eDynamic Learning
  • Grouptrail
  • Microburst Learning
  • Virtual Enterprises International
  • Xello
  • YouScience
  • zSpace
2024 Exhibitors

  • CareerSafe Online
  • Catapult
  • GPS Education Partners
  • H2I Group
  • Kaptivate Group
  • Miller Electric
  • NAF
  • Southern Regional Education Board
  • The AET
  • Window Coverings Association of America


ACTE’s 2024 National Work-Based Learning (WBL) Conference


May 1 @ 8:00 am
May 3 @ 5:00 pm
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Association for Career & Technical Education
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Baird Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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