HSE/FCS Conferences & Meetings

HSE/FCS Professional Development Opportunities

FCS Fall Workshops

The Nebraska Human Sciences and Education career field specialists are proud to release professional development opportunities and resources to support Family and Consumer Sciences educators.

There will be fall FCS Workshops held in person across the state during the fall. These workshops are an excellent opportunity to receive incredibly valuable resources, updates, and information. They are scheduled for:

  • October 11, 2024; University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Lincoln, NE
  • October 17, 2024; Central Community College – Hastings, NE
  • November 8, 2024; Wayne State College – Wayne, NE

CTE Collaboration Days

In addition to the FCS Fall Workshops, there will be FCS breakout sessions and/or lunch sessions hosted at the following CTE Collaboration Days hosted by ESUs this fall.

  • October 8, 2024; ESU 13 – Scottsbluff, NE
  • October 9, 2024; ESU 16 – North Platte, NE
  • October 15, 2024; ESU 4, 5, 6 – Beatrice, NE
  • October 31, 2024; ESU 1, 2, 8, 17 – Norfolk, NE
  • January 28, 2025; ESUs 9,10,11 – Kearney, NE

These events are organized and hosted by the ESUs. Please refer to the information shared by them for event specifics; time, location, registration, etc.


Updates & Guest Presenter

Link to Google Calendar

3rd Tuesdays of the Month from 4:00-4:45 PM CST

  • August 20, 2024
  • September 17, 2024
  • October 15, 2024
  • November 19, 2024
  • December 17, 2024
  • January 21, 2025
  • February 18, 2025
  • March 18, 2025
  • April 15, 2025

Office Hours

3rd Thursday of the Month from 7:30-9:00 AM CST and 3:30-5:00 PM CST

Link to Google Calendar 

  • August 15, 2024
  • September 19, 2024
  • October 17, 2024
  • November 21, 2024
  • December 19, 2024
  • January 16, 2025
  • February 20, 2025
  • March 20, 2025
  • April 17, 2025
  • May 15, 2025

Framing Family and Consumer Sciences within the Context of Career Pathways

The Framework for Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) in Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides a tool for developing high-quality FCS programs of study. It is designed to help local and state CTE administrators leverage their FCS programs to support students’ preparation for high-skill, high-wage, and/or in-demand careers and meet local economic and workforce demands for talent. FCS educators can also use the Framework to support their work program and instructional planning to enhance the relevancy of their FCS programs.

Framework for Family and Consumer Sciences in CTE Wheel

Employability Skills

FCS teachers may also train students in employability skills through courses foundational to multiple pathways both within and outside of the FCS pathways and career fields included in the Framework if need is validated by business and industry. FCS teachers are specifically, and unique among other CTE teachers in teaching such employability skills as outlined on the Perkins Collaborative Research Network as interpersonal skills, communication skills, personal qualities, and resource management.

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) serves as the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for Family & Consumer Sciences Education, providing teachers and students with valuable experiences to develop and refine skills in Hospitality & Tourism, Visual Arts & Design, Education & Training, and Human Services. FCCLA provides opportunities for students to develop leadership and employability skills that enhance students’ understanding of community, work, family, and their interrelationships.

Career Pathways Through FCCLA


Updated June 11, 2024 12:15pm