K-14 Career Education Professional Development 

(Please scroll down for K-14 professional development recordings)

Professional Development (PD) is a critical component of the region’s strategy for long-term change and improvement in services for students. PD is required both to facilitate the implementation of best practices and to support continuous improvement.  In accordance with adult learning theory, high quality PD includes goal-driven, active engagement of learners, peer to peer learning, and experiential learning, with strategic use of written materials and oral presentations.

Learn more about Career Education programs at the community colleges in the San Diego & Imperial Region

K-14 Career Education Professional Development Coordinators
Heather Cavazos – [email protected]
Health, Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Monica Rosas – [email protected]

Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Transportation & Logistics, Business & Entrepreneurship, ICT & Digital Media         


Regional Professional Development Schedule 2021

This schedule is frequently updated with registration links. If the link does not work, registration for that event has not yet opened.  

Click on calendar to view


Past Events:

2020-2021 Regional K-14 Discussion Forums:

Biotechnology & Life Sciences Discussion Forum  – April 22
Careers in ICT & Digital Media: WBL Session  – March 19  
Adv. Manufacturing Sector Discussion Forum  – March 17 
Biotechnology & Life Sciences Sector Discussion Forum  – February 25
ICT & Digital Media Sector Discussion Forum  – February 19
Health Sector Discussion Forum February 18 
Advanced Manufacturing Sector Discussion Forum  – February 17
ICT & Digital Media Sector Discussion Forum  – December 18
Advanced Manufacturing Sector Discussion Forum  – December 16
ICT & Digital Media Sector Discussion Forum  – November 20
Health Sector Discussion Forum  – November 19
Health Sector Discussion Forum  – October 15
Adv. Manufacturing Skilled Trades Discussion ForumAugust 19 
Adv. Manufacturing Skilled Trades Discussion ForumJuly 15 


2020-2021 Other Regional Events:

Business Sector: The Future is Fashion: Entrepreneurship in the Fashion Industry: Lessons Learned
February 16
Counselor Conference: Counseling for Career Resilience December 2 & December 3
Manufacturing Month 2020 – WBL Weekly Sessions
10/7 – Microtek and Tandem Metal Products
10/14 – SeaSpine and Jabil
10/21 – Johnson Matthey and Otter Products, LLC.
10/28 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and Imperial Irrigation District
Strong Workforce Program Faculty Institute – September 25
Skills of the Future: Advanced ManufacturingSeptember 23-24 
Work-Based Learning SG21 Forum – Part ISeptember 18 


For additional K-12 Professional Development opportunities, check out:
San Diego County Office of Education CTE Instructors Network

With a focus on instructional practice for distance learning, blended learning, and socially distant learning, the CTE Instructors Network will be focused on instructional practices, and collaboration including planning, sector specific collaboration, student engagement, assessment, accessibility and networking.