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 (


CPL icon Career Pathways Leadership Certification, Fall 2021 Institutes

October 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.

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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.

GO HERE for news about upcoming events and links to recordings of past events.

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

Our annual 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. Visit the online archives.

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