2013 NCPN Featured Speakers
Opening General Session
Monday, October 14, 10:15–11:30 A.M.
Welcome Remarks & Keynote Address
Vice Chancellor for Economic & Workforce Dev
Alamo Colleges, San Antonio
Membership Luncheon / Awards Presentation
Tuesday, October 15, Noon–1:15 P.M.
Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Awards Ceremony
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 important of career guidance and advising, professional development
for educators and employers, and the employer role in providing work-based learning opportunities for students. Three award-winning
programs from around the country will be recognized during the luncheon.
The Status of CTE in Texas - Vangie Stice-Israel
Vangie is the State Director for Career and Technical Education in Texas.
Tuesday, October 15, 2:30–3:15 P.M.
Barrington Irving is very good at rising above obstacles. Raised in Miami's inner city, surrounded by crime, poverty, and failing schools, he beat the odds to become the youngest person and only African American ever to fly solo around the world. He built a plane himself,made his historic flight, graduated magna cum laude from an aeronautical science program, and founded a dynamic educational nonprofit. Then he turned 28.
You don't want to miss the NPN closing session as Barrington shares his amazing story of success as he pursued and
succeeded at his dreams and helps other young people pursue and succeed at theirs!
Barrington Irving, Speaker and Author, Pilot, Explorer, Teacher, The Flying Classroom
This session will be followed by a free trip giveaway. Attendees must be present to win.