The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Career Pathways, career technical education (CTE), and workforce development initiatives. NCPN assists its more than 2,000 members in planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving secondary and postsecondary transition programs by facilitating the exchange of best practices among the country’s leading practitioners.

Webinar: CTE and Federal Policy: Recapping the Highlights of 2017 (January 25, 2018, 1:00 EST)

NCPN is pleased to announce the January event in the NCPN 2018 Webinar Series. Last year marked a big year for Career Technical Education (CTE) in the federal policy arena. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career Technical Education Act of 2006, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform” (PROSPER) Act, an update to the Higher Education Act, and states submitted their plans for implementing The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Amidst all this activity, an omnibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 passed Congress and a sweeping tax reform bill was signed into law. Presenters: Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE; Kathryn Zekus, Senior Associate for Federal Policy at Advance CTE; Debbie Mills, Director of NCPN

To register, follow this link to gotowebinar.com.

Career Pathways Leadership (CPL) Certification, Winter 2018 Workshop: February 8–9, DoubleTree Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

If you are involved in career technical education, adult education, counseling, corrections, or workforce development and your duties have expanded to include Career Pathways, join us in Las Vegas for an introduction to Career Pathways and an evaluation of where you are and what your next steps should be. Go here for details.

2018 NCPN Conference, Oct 11–12 (Preconference Oct 10), Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY

Don't miss this national professional development opportunity! With 100+ sessions (Thurs/Fri), preconference workshops/tours (Wed), and many networking opportunities, this conference is a must attend! The presenter proposal form will be available on this site by January 15. The deadline for submission is March 30. Go here for details.


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