Career Pathways Partnership
Excellence Award

Award Application is Now CLOSED. Notification will be given in mid-June.

The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) assists its education and business members in implementing, evaluating, and improving Career Pathways initiatives by providing a communication network. NCPN strives to compile and share information on exemplary practices; collaborate to develop implementation resources; and foster communication about Career Pathways and other workforce education programs. Sponsored by Kuder, Inc., the Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award emphasizes the importance of career guidance and advising, professional development for educators and employers, and the employer role in providing work-based learning opportunities for students.


The person must be an NCPN member.

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Review Process

Applications will be judged by the NCPN Advisory Board consisting of 5 to 7 members.

Nominate only one Career Pathway program of study. An overview of all of your Career Pathways programs should not be the focus of your application.

Judges will consider the elements of only one program of study in reviewing your application.

Application Scoring

Program Overview • Professional Development and Experience • Employer Involvement • Career Guidance and Advising • Results


  • First place: $1,000 cash prize, airline, hotel, and complimentary registration
  • Two honorable mention programs: Complimentary registration
  • Recognition at the 2015 NCPN membership luncheon
  • Opportunity to present details of winning programs during a featured breakout session at the 2015 NCPN Conference and in the Connections newsletter

Sponsored by Kuder, Inc.

The Kuder, Inc. mission aligns perfectly with the purpose and qualifications of this award. This is why we have chosen to sponsor the Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award.

Mission: To raise student aspirations and to provide career options for students and adults through self-assessment and education.


  • Guide students and parents through successful 8th-grade and post-high school transitions
  • Increase retention and graduation rates
  • Provide career guidance and development to last a lifetime