National Career Pathways Network (NCPN)


We hope you are making plans now to attend the 2020 conference at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Thursday–Saturday, October 15–17. The NCPN conference is one of the best professional development opportunities in the country, offering over 90 breakouts, a full day of preconference workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products and services to support your Career Pathways programs. Be sure to check this site often for the latest information.

In Atlanta, fine dining, shopping, and rich history combine with inspiration-inducing attractions to create a city with Southern charm and world-class sophistication. It’s easy to see why Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast to live in and to visit.

For questions, contact NCPN Director, Claudia Maness ( or NCPN Conference Manager, Sheila Wilson (

CONFERENCE HOME Submit Proposal by March 31

Career Pathways Leadership Certification 2020 Summer Institutes

Nashville (TN) Airport Marriott, June 15–18, 2020

Attention current and future Career Pathways leaders! If you are involved in career and technical education, adult education, counseling, corrections, or workforce development and your duties have expanded to include Career Pathways, join us in Las Vegas for an introduction to Career Pathways and an evaluation of where you are and what your next steps should be. TEAM discounts available.

New this year: For the first time, NCPN will offer two sessions—CPLC I and II—back to back. (CPCL II will be held BEFORE CPLC I.)

  • June 15–16 • CPLC II: Deep Dive Into Career Pathways
  • June 17–18 • CPLC I: Introduction to Career Pathways


Information on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins), WIOA, and ESSA

Our conferences are among the best professional development opportunities in the country.

We offer customizable workshops in Career Pathways Leadership (CPL) certification at multiple locales.

Our workshops for educators and workforce development personnel can be tailored to fit local needs.

Connections is the official newsletter of NCPN. Download the most recent issue or visit our online archives.

Items of Interest
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