National Career Pathways Network (NCPN)

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On November 4–5 NCPN will host NCPN Connect 2021: A Virtual Conference. The NCPN conference is consistently one of the best professional development opportunities in the country, and this year’s event will be no exception. This robust virtual event will include keynotes, live breakout sessions (will be recorded and available for six months), networking for attendees, and more! On-demand prerecorded sessions will also be available for viewing at your convenience. Don’t miss this important professional development opportunity! More information will be forthcoming!

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


Career Pathways Leadership Certification Institutes

Oct 7–8, Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel, Nashville, TN

The NCPN Career Pathways Leadership Certificaton Institutes are back! The CPL institutes are two-day workshops designed to help practitioners design, develop, and improve Career Pathways programs. CPL I (Introduction to Career Pathways) covers basics such as employer engagement, aligning programs, and program design and delivery. CPL II (Deep Dive Into Career Pathways) helps attendees develop strategies for making existing pathways even better. (Social distancing protocols will be followed throughout this event.)


2021 NCPN Webinar Series

NCPN webinars provide timely information for educators, employers, policymakers, and other stakeholders in Career Pathways, programs of study, stackable credentials, employability skills, workforce development, career and technical education, and related topics.

Supporting High School to Community College Pathways with High Employer Engagement

October 15, 2021, 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Ann Beheler, Mark Dempsey, Kyle Jones, and Douglas HammThe National CTC has developed the Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model which formalizes co-leadership between business and educators to align curriculum with workforce needs while developing a highly-engaged employer team. Learn how to implement and use the “BILT model” to support career pathways from a panel of experienced educators. Ann Beheler, PI for the National Convergence Technology Center; Mark Dempsey, Assistant Director, National Convergence Technology Center, Collin College; Kyle Jones, Chair/Associate Professor, Computer Science and Information Technology, Sinclair College; Douglas Hamm, Business, Technology and Hospitality, Lakeshore Technical College


Exploring Pathways to Leadership

A New Era of Excellence in Adult Education

Adult educators often follow career paths that lead directly from the instructional classroom to the administrative conference room without the benefit of essential leadership development. If this describes your path, NCPN can help you acquire the core skills that will enable you to LEAD. NCPN offers comprehensive technical assistance and professional coaching for state and local adult education program teams and their partnering agencies. NCPN leverages its expertise to provide customized solutions in a supportive mentoring environment to meet your program’s unique needs.



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