National Career Pathways Network (NCPN)


Make plans now to attend the 2020 conference this fall 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.

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a huge hotel with expansive public spaces, ensuring that our attendees can easily practice social distancing. Meeting rooms will be set so that attendees can feel safe when attending breakout sessions and preconference workshops.

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 (


Career Pathways Leadership (CPL) Certification Workshops

Summer 2020 sessions rescheduled to February 22–25, 2021 / Nashville (TN) Airport Marriott

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.

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