ABOUT JLDC

With nearly 5,000 students, educators, industry leaders, administrators and counselors attending, Alabama’s Joint Leadership Development Conference is the largest non-athletic joint gathering of students in the South Eastern United States for an educational purpose.

The goal of JLDC is to build Alabama’s College+Career-Ready workforce with employability skills, leadership training, exposure to Alabama’s career opportunities, and increased knowledge of CTE+CTSO opportunities.

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STUDENT LEADERS
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TEACHERS+ PARENTS
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CTE+CTSO CHAPTERS
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MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS
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SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS+ COUNSELORS
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CAREER CLUSTERS
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MOTIVATORS, COMMUNICATORS+ ENTERTAINERS
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CTE+CTSO PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

WHY ATTEND JLDC

Students attend JLDC each year to:

  • Learn about the opportunities available to them through Alabama’s CTE+CTSO organizations.
  • Develop employability skills essential to success in college and careers.
  • Strengthen their CTSO+CTE program involvement through specialized programming.
  • Network with 5,000 of their peers with similar goals and aspirations.
  • Connect with CTSO+CTE state officers and student leaders.
  • Be inspired by internationally acclaimed speakers.
  • Have fun preparing for an awesome and bright future!

2019 JLDC Speakers

Chase Padgett

Kickoff Keynote

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Jessie Funk

Premier Keynote

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Svet Radoslavof

Featured Entertainment

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TELL YOUR STORY VIDEO CHALLENGE

Whether it is the competition, friendships, travel, or leadership… we know you love your organization. Each year, the Alabama CTE Leadership Council hosts the “Tell Your Story Video Challenge” exclusively for CTE+CTSO organization members. The goal is simple: Capture your story of how your organization has impacted you, your school, and your community. Last year’s winner was the FBLA Chapter from Saraland High School who received a $500 prize at JLDC.

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