April 28, 2017

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcing 2017 Summer Trade and Industrial Education Professional Development

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in conjunction with the Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE) Professional Development Conference, is pleased to offer 18 in-depth pre- and post-conference workshops as outlined in Attachment A (PDF).  Teachers are encouraged to preregister early using the form in Attachment B  (Word), as space is limited and must be submitted by May 26, 2017. 

There is no registration fee for pre- and post-conference workshops.  The VDOE will provide workshop trainers and instructional materials.  Participants are responsible for all meals, travel-related expenses, and lodging, if needed.  This is an allowable expenditure of federal Perkins funds as long as it is included in the approved local plan. 

If you have any questions, please contact J. Anthony Williams, Specialist for Trade and Industrial Education and Related Clusters, at cte@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.



  1. 2017 Summer Trade and Industrial Education Pre-/Post-Conference Workshops (PDF)
  2. 2017 Summer Trade and Industrial Education Professional Development Registration Form (Word)