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Embracing the Past, Envisioning the Future: The National Career Pathways Network Restructures!


The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is a membership organization for educators, employers and others involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, career technical education (CTE), and related education reform initiatives. The NCPN Advisory Board ensures that NCPN meets the requirements of the stakeholder groups, and to represent stakeholder interests. NCPN is housed at the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD).

NCPN is restructuring to better serve its members and the career pathways community and to streamline and strengthen the career pathways message to the field (across the nation and abroad). The new NCPN Structure will have a more inclusive focus (secondary and postsecondary education, workforce development, economic development, military, adult education, workforce investment boards, correctional education, alternative education, community-based organizations, and employers) and will also include regional divisions that match the national economic development regions:

  1. England Region: Connecticut; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Rhode Island; Vermont
  2. Mideast Region: Delaware; District of Columbia; Maryland; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania
  3. Great Lakes Region: Illinois; Indiana; Michigan; Ohio; Wisconsin
  4. Plains Region: Iowa; Kansas; Minnesota; Missouri; Nebraska; North Dakota; South Dakota
  5. Southeast Region: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia
  6. Southwest Region: Arizona; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas
  7. Rocky Mountain Region: Colorado; Idaho; Montana; Utah; Wyoming
  8. Far West Region: Alaska; California; Hawaii; Nevada; Oregon; Washington

Subcommittee Purpose Statements

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