Building Alliances: The Future is Here!

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Dear Colleague:


This year's conference theme is Building Alliances:  The Future is Here! and will be held in the beautiful Sheraton Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas Texas.  All sessions will be held in the hotel. This year’s conference will be built around the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) 10 Component Framework for Career Pathways and the Department of Labor’s (DOLETA) Six Key Elements of Career Pathways.  In alignment with this year’s conference theme, Building Alliances, we are inviting three agencies (U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services) to come together on stage to present their collaborative work in career pathways: 

         Gerri Fiala, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor (scheduled to attend)
         Mark Mitsui, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges; Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education (scheduled to attend)
         Leon McCowan, ACF Region VI; Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (scheduled to attend)

The NCPN conference will focus on career pathways implementation at the state and local levels.  Over 1100+ attendees (broad cross-section of stakeholders including secondary and postsecondary educators, workforce development and employers) will be in attendance. The conference will highlight and support the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services  work in the career pathways arena including:

You don't want to miss this professional development opportunity that includes 130+ breakouts, a variety of preconference workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall that showcases the latest products and services. We hope you will make plans to attend, and many of you may want to bring your family with you to see some of the local attractions.

For more information on the conference contact Sheila Wilson at swilson@cord.org.

Debbie Mills
Director, NCPN