Be the change.

Learn from thinkers and innovators in the CTE community

CTAT Winter Leadership Conference brings together CTE administrators, career counselors and ESC personnel for a three day event showcasing best practices and strategies, comprehensive CTE program management, college and career guidance, effective business partnerships and alignment with post secondary and workforce opportunities.

February 7 - 9, 2022

Who attends:

  • Administrations

  • Counselors

  • ESC Personnel

  • Business/Industry Professionals 



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Deadline to register: January 28, 2022


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Jim "The Rookie" Morris

Jim Morris was a high school science teacher and coach in west Texas who miraculously made it to the Major Leagues at the age of 35. His life story made cinematic history with the heartwarming and unforgettable Disney movie The Rookie starring Dennis Quaid. Jim pitched for two seasons for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays reaching speeds up to 102 mph and chose to retire to raise his children. Since 2002, Jim has been a highly sought after motivational speaker traveling around the work inspiring audiences to follow their dreams and never give up. In his latest book, Dream Makers: Surround Yourself With the Best To Be Your Best, Jim shares more of his incredible life story including the people who helped make him the success he is today: his Dream Makers. Jim has been honored to receive a Lifetime Achievement award from the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation and has been involved with BCFS, Arms of Hope, Texas Youth Commission and other philanthropic efforts. He launched his own Foundation, Jim “The Rookie” Morris Foundation, in 2015, giving back to underserved communities and children. Jim ang his wife, Shawna, have raised five children and live near San Antonio. 




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CTAT Summer 2021

July 26-29 | Ft. Worth, TX


Business Address:
1108 Lavaca Street, Suite 110-486
Austin, TX 78701

Remittance Address:
Career and Technical Association of Texas
P.O. Box 733434
Dallas, TX 75373-3434

Phone: 512-288-8666  |   Fax: 512-288-9998