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2018 Indiana Statewide CTE Professional Development Conference

September 21-22, 2018
​Marriott East, Indianapolis
New Teacher Summit-September 20

Vincennes University

Title Sponsor

Vincennes University

Founded in 1801 by President William Henry Harrison, Vincennes University has campuses in Vincennes, Jasper, Indianapolis, and Gibson County, Indiana.

Kayleen McCabe

Keynote Speaker

Kayleen McCabe

Kayleen McCabe’s passion for the trades was put to the test on Rescue Renovation, the DIY Network series she hosted for five seasons.  Today, this licensed contractor, sought-after speaker, and winner of DIY’s Stud Finder competition funnels her know-how and innovative spirit toward a more pressing need than outdated wall paneling: Vocational advocacy and awareness.

Her non-profit, The McCabe Foundation, tightens America’s skills gap by encouraging young men and women alike to consider careers in our nation’s most undervalued, unfilled, sector: The trades.  A familiar face at industry events and in schools across the nation, Kayleen partners exclusively with respected partners including SkillsUSA, ACTE and NCCER.

When she’s not knocking down stereotypes or walls, Kayleen caters to a wide array of clients on custom projects ranging from pergolas and decks to furniture and custom storage.