The Education and Business Summit is South Carolina's largest annual professional development event for the state's Career and Technical educators and administrators. Over the years, the Summit has grown to attendance levels of 1500 plus. With four days of keynote presentations, concurrent sessions addressing best practices in Career and Technical Education, and the opportunity to earn re-certification credits onsite, the Summit is an experience that you can't afford to miss.

CTE Information

U.S. Department of Education      

Association of Career and Technical Education

Advance CTE

National Research Center for Career Technical Education

SC Association for Career and Technology Education


The Education and Business Summit is a multi-faceted professional development, training, and informational state conference supporting accountability regarding all aspects of career and technical education, including a focus on the integration of academics and career and technical education, transitions from secondary to post-secondary education, and teachers’ certificate renewal. The scope of this state-level conference (over 170 general and concurrent) requires that delivery of content, training, professional development, and information be offered in multiple programming strands and activities. Among these are the following, most of which support certificate renewal efforts as approved by the Office of Educator Services/Teacher Licensure and local district Personal Professional Development Plans:

  • Applied Academics/Contextual Methodology Training Support
  • Business and Industry Partnerships Presentations
  • Career and Technical Education Program-Specific Training Sessions
  • Career Guidance Sessions
  • Career Assessment Training Programs
  • Career Specialist and Work-Based Learning Sessions
  • CTE Work-Based Teacher Licensure
  • Content-Specific Concurrent and Roundtable Sessions
  • Educators in Industry Courses (3)
  • ​Feature Keynote Session
  • Keynote Speakers/Nationally and Internationally Recognized
  • Legal Update
  • NCAA Academic Requirements
  • Post-Secondary Sessions
  • Project Lead the Way and STEM Sessions
  • Special Needs Students in CTE
  • Summit Program Tracking/Certificate Renewal

All students graduate prepared for success in college, careers, and citizenship. By 2022, districts will have available a system of personalized and digital learning that supports students in a safe learning environment to meet the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

Mission Statement
The mission of the SC Department of Education is to provide leadership and support so that all public education students graduate prepared for success.

Division of College & Career Readiness
The Division of College and Career Readiness pledges our commitment to the Profile of the SC Graduate and stands ready to support interagency offices, districts, schools, administrators, and teachers in preparing students for the day after graduation.

Career & TechnicalCareer and Technical Education (CTE) in South Carolina is designed to develop students who are college ready, career skilled, and fueled for innovation. We look forward to continuing to work closely with students, their families, and our business and education partners to build positive outcomes for each student involved in CTE and to contribute to the overall prosperity of South Carolina. Don’t hesitate to contact us at the South Carolina Department of Education to find out more about South Carolina CTE and to get involved.

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The South Carolina Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be made to the Employee Relations Manager, 1429 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, (803-734-8781). For further information on federal nondiscrimination regulations, including Title IX, contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at or call 1-800-421-3481.

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South Carolina Education and Business Summit
PO Box 1358
Columbia SC 29202

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