"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."
Sylvester is the CEO and founder of Global CTE Learning, an online career and technical education curriculum & instruction company. He is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with school districts, colleges, & government agencies to provide digital curriculum and books that serve over 50,000 students in over 600 school districts across the United States & abroad. Sylvester is also the host of the Global CTE Podcast. It is the #1 Career Tech Education Podcast on Apple, Youtube, & Spotify where he interviews education thought leaders and innovators from around the world.
Sylvester keeps a busy schedule traveling the world as a keynote speaker and consultant for fortune 500 companies like Fedex and Enterprise; Organizations like NBMBAA; US government agencies like the SBA and US Embassy; and internationally with ministries of education in Brazil and Costa Rica. He is also the author of four books on entrepreneurship and mindset including the one from his TED Talk, "Manifest Greatness, How To Live Without Limits."
From starting his first company at the age of 17 with only a water hose, a bucket, and a dream Sylvester has garnered over 20 years of entrepreneurial and business experience. His ideas on business and education innovation have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC., Steve Harvey and more. Sylvester's inspiring personal stories and helpful strategies have reached more than a million business leaders, students and entrepreneurs across the globe.
"It was such a privilege to have you keynote our South Dakota CTE 50th Anniversary Conference!!! You have a wealth of knowledge that contributed highly to our community.
I hope we get to work together again!"
-DR. SARA M. VANDE KAMP
DIRECTOR OF EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA - PERKINS