National Career Pathways Network (NCPN)

Welcome to the National Career Pathways Network

The familiar NCPN logo has proudly served our organization and its many supporters for thirteen years. At this year’s conference we are unveiling an exciting new logo signifying our continued commitment to promoting the education and career success of our nation’s young people and adults—today, tomorrow, and far into the future!


NCPN will host its first virtual conference on October 15–16. The NCPN conference is one of the best professional development opportunities in the country. This year's event will offer motivational keynotes, informative presentations, and panels of experts on topics of interest to professionals in Career Pathways, CTE, and workforce and economic development. Breakout sessions will also be available in video format for attendees' viewing for 10 months.

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


Leadership Development Academy

GO HERE for information on the 2020–2021 Leadership Development Academy, a year-long professional development program designed to help career pathways practitioners develop leadership skills. The LDA will run from December 2020 through October 2021. The registration deadline is November 16.

Career Pathways Leadership (CPL) Certification Workshops

Upcoming Workshops: Feb 22–23 and 24–25, 2021, Nashville (TN) Airport Marriott

We are moving forward with the expectation of holding the Feb 2021 workshops as planned. However, because of COVID-19, cancellation may be unavoidable. The final decision will be made by January 10. In the event of cancellation, all paid registrations will be fully refunded.

The CPL workshops are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of 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, these sessions are for you!

The workshop series consists of two sessions offered back to back:

  • CPL I: Introduction to Career Pathways
  • CPL II: Deep Dive Into Career Pathways

TEAM discounts available.


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
Follow this link to recent items of interest in Career Pathways and workforce development initiatives.


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