Professional Development

NCPN 2018 Webinar Series

Coming Up

The next event in the NCPN 2018 Webinar Series will be hosted in September. Check this page often for the latest information.


Promising Apprenticeship Models: Strategies from South Carolina and Wisconsin

April 23, 2018, 2:00 CDT

Apprenticeships are a proven strategy that ensures quality training by combining work-based learning with theoretical and practical classroom instruction. Attendees learned about models from Wisconsin and South Carolina and how to expand their toolbox of strategies for implementing or strengthening apprenticeship programs. Presenters: Jamie Bernthal, Youth Apprenticeship Statewide Coordinator, and Darla Burton, Youth Apprenticeship Statewide Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; Mitchell Harp, Dean of Apprenticeships, Trident Technical College, South Carolina

>>April 23 Recording and Resources

Grants, Both State and Federal: How They Can Help!

March 1, 2018, 2:00 EST

The March 1 webinar informed participants of how grants at both the state and federal levels can assist in their work in Career Pathways and Career and Technical Education. Members from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) staff discussed ways to prepare for future federal grant opportunities. Presenters also included two technical college representatives who shared their techniques and strategies when searching for and optimizing state and local grant options. Presenters: Robin Utz, Laura Messenger, OCTAE; Patricia Saunders, Sheila Schetter, Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, Wisconsin

>>March 1 Recording and Resources

CTE and Federal Policy: Recapping the Highlights of 2017

January 25, 2018, 1:00 EST

Last year marked a big year for Career Technical Education (CTE) in the federal policy arena. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career Technical Education Act of 2006, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform” (PROSPER) Act, an update to the Higher Education Act, and states submitted their plans for implementing The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Amidst all this activity, an omnibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 passed Congress and a sweeping tax reform bill was signed into law. Presenters: Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE; Kathryn Zekus, Senior Associate for Federal Policy at Advance CTE; Debbie Mills, Director of NCPN

>>January 25 Recording and Resources


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