Midwest Teachers of Transportation and Industrial Areas holds an annual Professional Development Conference so you can stay up to date with the latest technology, network and learn from professional trainers from industry.

NCAT Professional development reimbursement

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies is offering $1,000 reimbursement to cover registration and travel costs for applicants wanting to attend professional development.


ASE is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.

There is no other trade show where you can see thousands of product innovations from 1,300 new and iconic exhibitors, experience the latest product and custom vehicle trends, get access to 70+ free professional skill-enhancing education sessions and make career-changing connections with peers, leaders, and celebrities at the industry’s most anticipated in-person networking event.

Vision KC
VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo provides the opportunity for you to expand your knowledge and gain new skills, all while networking with leading industry professionals. Choose from more than 100 cutting-edge management, technical, educator, and heavy-duty training courses. VISION also features a 60,000 square-foot exhibit hall showcasing the latest tools, equipment, and technology.

The annual MTTIA conference provides hands-on training sessions in the areas of: Automotive, Auto Body, Diesel Equipment, and Heavy Truck. There is also introductory training in the areas of Small Engines/Powersports and Welding.

The NACAT annual conference is held at various locations around North America and is usually hosted by a local school. This week-long event educates and renews the members to deal with the association’s goal of improving automotive education. There have been more than 40 successful NACAT conferences, ranging from coast to coast, Texas to Canada, and the tradition of excellence continues.

The Aviation Technician Education Council’s (ATEC) mission is to promote and support aviation maintenance technician education, with the ultimate goal of enabling the aerospace community to meet its workforce needs.

Aviation Maintenance Technician Conference
This conference is for aviation maintenance technicians, IA’s, industry employers, aviation vendors, and students.

ACTE Regional Conferences provide professional development opportunities that can advance your knowledge and skills in CTE and leadership development.

The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) was founded for the purpose of communicating the role and importance of technical education. 

CTE Works!
The annual CTE Works! Summit is an energizing professional development event featuring national leaders and local innovators sharing their data-informed research and practices in Career and Technical Education, career readiness, and learner supports that help every youth and adult meet academic and workforce needs.

The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Career Pathways, career technical education (CTE), and workforce development initiatives.

I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs.

The annual MTTIA conference provides hands-on training sessions in the areas of: Automotive, Auto Body, Diesel Equipment, and Heavy Truck. There is also introductory training in the areas of Small Engines/Powersports and Welding.

Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is an international trade association based in Schaumburg, IL, representing over 800 construction equipment distributors, manufacturers and industry-service firms. AED members sell, service and rent equipment to such markets as heavy and light construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, aggregates, engines and industrial. 

The annual MTTIA conference provides hands-on training sessions in the areas of: Automotive, Auto Body, Diesel Equipment, and Heavy Truck. There is also introductory training in the areas of Small Engines/Powersports and Welding.

The EETC Annual Conference is the place to go to receive continuing education directly from manufacturers and other industry representatives. Network with industry peers and learn from each other’s experiences. Our sole focus is to provide educators and technicians with the most up-to-date training to benefit you and your organization.

The National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) is an organization for the promotion of public education for the transportation industry. Through membership, educators can network with other truck driving schools across the country to provide the highest quality, most cost-effective, and up-to-date training available.

Professional development Resources

Are Your Courses Exemplary?
What does it take to create an engaging, effective course? The Exemplary Course Program, with its peer and expert review processes, can provide valuable insights.

ASE Past Professional Development Webinars
View the past professional development webinars given by ASE here!

AVION Demand
AVI is a technology company that excels at creating training for the automotive industry.  Their area of expertise is developing and producing relevant content for Service and Repair Centers, Parts Manufacturers,  Parts Distributors, and Automotive Schools.

ConsuLab Distributed Learning and Teaching Automotive and Diesel in Isolation
In this time of social distancing, ConsuLab is closer than ever to you. We know it’s an extraordinary time for everyone and as such, to help you navigate this uncertain time, our education team is sharing some of their best practices with you.

Minnesota State CTE Webinars
Professional development webinars provide Career and Technical Education consortium members and career pathway partners with current, relevant information needed to advance CTE in Minnesota. Sessions are facilitated by state staff, CTE consortium leaders, and other subject-matter experts.

Worldpac Training Institute (WTI) Virtual Training Classes
In response to these challenging times, WTI continues to serve your training needs with live virtual webinars, interactive instructor-led classes, pre-recorded class videos, and more! These innovative training solutions are part of the recently launched World Professional Automotive Community brought to you by the Worldpac Training Institute (WTI).

Teaching Online

Foundations for Excellence in Teaching Online
Learn essential strategies for successful online teaching

Introduction to Online and Blended Teaching
Learn about the latest in online teaching and learning to create engaging, student-centered, and successful learning environments.


Inclusive Teaching: Supporting All Students in the College Classroom
Explore the principles of inclusive teaching and learn how to apply them in your classroom to support diverse learners.

Deep Learning through Transformative Pedagogy
How can powerful teaching strategies and effective learning activities enhance deep learning?

Classroom Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning
Learn inquiry-based classroom practices to engage students in education through exploration.

Instructional Design Models
Explore traditional and current instructional design models as you develop your own outline of an online course.


The Science of Learning – What Every Teacher Should Know
A teaching course for K-12 teachers about the science of learning and how to use current research to improve classroom outcomes.


Instructional Design: Digital Media, New Tools and Technology
Explore the design, development and use of digital media and emerging technologies to support online teaching and learning.

Instructional Design and Technology: Learning Theories
Explore emerging learning theories and interactive technologies to create engaging experiences for today’s connected students.

Additional Courses

The Future of Work: Preparing for Disruption
Only MOOC to explore the 2019 World Development Report (WDR) and workforce of the future. Learn how A.I., automation, advanced technologies and new businesses are changing the world.

Case Studies in Continuous Educational Improvement
Learn about leading approaches to continuous educational improvement through case studies of educational innovation.

TCOE Mentoring & Mentee Resources

  • These two guides give you a variety of resources to help you feel more comfortable in your new role!

ASE New Automotive Teacher Guide

  • This instructor guide will help new automotive teachers with lab management, resources, advisory committees, and more!