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Register for the Next Advancing Career Pathways Regional Meeting!

Posted on 06/08/2017

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s (OCTAE’s) Advancing Career Pathways project is a two-year federal investment dedicated to strengthening and expanding the role of CTE in career pathways systems development at the state and local levels. As key service providers and stakeholders, CTE programs have an important role to play in building comprehensive career pathways systems.

Under the Advancing Career Pathways project, a series of regional meetings are being held to support states’ career pathways systems efforts. These day-long, regional, facilitated working meetings will provide customized technical assistance to state teams. Team members may include CTE state directors; secondary and postsecondary state staff; adult education directors; workforce and economic development leaders; community-based organization representatives; and business and industry representatives.

To date, 19 states have taken advantage of this opportunity. Ten states and one territory participated in the first regional meeting in Chicago on Nov. 14, 2016, and eight states participated in the second regional meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 1, 2017. The next regional meeting will be held in Salt Lake City on June 6, 2017.

Participating state teams will learn about the approaches other state leaders have used to overcome common challenges and barriers to career pathways systems development. With the help of an assigned facilitator for the day, state teams will use the results of career pathways systems self-assessments to address state-identified needs and guide their strategic planning efforts.

To learn more and to register your team for the upcoming Advancing Career Pathways regional meeting in Salt Lake City, visit http://cpregmtg.manhattanstrategy.com/Meetings/region3.html.

Source: OCTAE Connection, Issue 528, May 25, 2017