CLEVELAND, OHIO, November 5, 2019 — TFS® announced that company founder and CEO Mark C. Perna will present a featured session at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2019 Conference. The conference, which will take place December 4–7, will be held at the Hilton Anaheim & Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Titled “Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations,” Mr. Perna’s session is scheduled for Friday, December 6, from 10:30–11:30am in room 157. Mr. Perna will share strategies to change the education paradigm by combating the stigmas surrounding career and technical education (CTE). The session’s stated learning objectives include:

  • How to leverage CTE’s exclusive competitive advantage and narrative to shift the education and workforce development paradigm
  • The secrets of today’s younger generations: how they think, what makes them tick, and how to motivate their highest performance
  • Fresh strategies, national best practices, and real inspiration to make a bigger difference

The session is expected to draw significant attendance and is designed to be beneficial to staff in all areas of education, including high school and college administrators, teachers, and critical support staff members. It will be followed by a book signing of Mr. Perna’s award-winning bestseller Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, which will be available for purchase at the onsite ACTE book store.

Mr. Perna, a proud member of ACTE, has many years of experience helping schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations nationwide increase enrollment, retention, and performance with Generation Y and Z students. As an education thought leader, Mr. Perna has pioneered many international best practices for engaging and influencing the younger generations in today’s competitive educational marketplace.

Touted as the premier event for CTE professionals in America, CareerTech VISION 2019 is hosted by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. The conference features 300+ concurrent CTE sessions, a comprehensive expo, the “STEM is CTE Symposium,” awards banquet, and networking opportunities.

At the expo, the TFS team will host Booth #736 to demonstrate the company’s innovative CTE products and services, including the Career Tree® and EnrollTrack® Online Enrollment System.

Registration for the 2019 ACTE CareerTech VISION Conference may be found here.


About Mark C. Perna and TFS

TFS, whose mission is to share and support its clients’ passion for making a difference, is a full-service strategic consulting firm founded by international education expert and award-winning author Mark C. Perna. A noted voice on today’s younger generations, Mr. Perna has many years of experience addressing industry leaders on the topic of expanding their reach in an increasingly global marketplace and has devoted his career to education and workforce training. At TFS, he heads an energetic team of talented professionals who share his vision of making a bigger difference, working with educators and employers of all sizes across North America to deliver significant gains in recruitment, retention, and performance rates.