Salem, Oregon

Join us for a collaborative experience—bringing students, educators, industry professionals, and community members together to shape the future of Career Technical Education. We want to strengthen communities across the US through key conversations that align students' education with what the local industries need.

The Summit's Growth

2019 will be our third annual Summit, and the first at the national level. 2017 launched with a local community focus; 2018 we had a successful statewide event; now we're ready to invite others from across the nation for this incredible event!

What is the Summit? See footage from our 2018 Summit!

Want more background? Check out this video from our first year!


Let's connect and shape the future of education to improve our communities.


Students want to learn what they need to succeed in the real-world.


Educators want to equip their students to be successful--connecting their students with the skills and knowledge.

Industry Professionals

Industry professionals want the upcoming generation to have the skills they need on the job.

Community Members

Community members want to know what's going on and how to support it, to make our communities stronger.

Should you join us?

Are you unsure whether or not this will be a good fit for you?

Students and educators with CTE program involvement are a definite "yes"--you will have so many opportunities to learn how to make the most of your experience and even improve the current programs.

If you're an Industry Professional and/or Community Member wanting to build stronger organizations and communities, you should attend too.

"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

• Henry Ford •


Provided by The Inspire Foundation, with Maps Credit Union as our Title Sponsor

Summit Provider

The Inspire Foundation

The Inspire Foundation’s mission is to develop the leadership potential of Salem area students and business professionals through educational programs and events which help them thrive and become contributing community members.

Title Sponsor


More than anything else, at Maps Credit Union we believe in lifelong learning—not only about money and finances, but in all areas of life. Whether you're 16 or 61, there are always valuable opportunities to learn.


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