2017 (St. Louis)

2017 (St. Louis)

2017 Video, Photos, and Presentations

Many thanks to everyone who made this year’s conference in St. Louis a success! See below for links to photos, video, and PowerPoints.

Conference Highlights Video





Presentation Handouts / PowerPoints

180 Reverse Job Fair: Providing Employers Access to Qualified Job Seekers
   Youth 180 Reverse Job Fair Tool Kit
   Youth 180 Degrees   
Gena Leisten, Dynamic Works Institute, Waukesha, WI
Eunice Almaguer, Workforce Solutions, Borderplex, El Paso, TX

Benefits of Dual Enrollment to Diverse Middle-Achieving California Students
Bonita Steele, Kern Community College District, Bakersfield, CA

Business-Driven Partnerships to Change Perceptions and Build a Pipeline
Joseph Ashley, Emily West, Kate Kaegi, VA Dept of Rehabilitative Services, Richmond, VA
Tish Harris VA Dept for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Richmond, VA
Vanessa Rastberger, VA Manufacturers Assn Richmond, VA

Career Pathway Assessment: A Tool You Can’t Live Without
Cara Bowman, Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, SI
Ann Westrich, Wisconsin Technical College System Office, Madison, WI

Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities: Five-Year Projects in Four States
Helga Gilbert, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Frankfort, KY
Shelly Kraft, GA Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, Atlanta, GA
Janet Drudik, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, Juniata, NE
Emily West, Dept of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Richmond, VA

Career Readiness: Preparing a Pathway for Student Success
Paula Clark, Ivy Tech Community College, Southeast Region, Madison, IN
Sara Dunlap, Ivy Tech Community College, Columbus, IN

Collaborative Partnerships Creating Pathways to Employment
Demetria Robinson, Sharon Dehn, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, Dallas, TX
Gloria Smith, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX
Elizabeth Morrison, ResCare Workforce Services, Dallas, TX

CTE: A Path Not a Destination
Jillian Berg, Lucille Flynn, Broward County Public Schools CTACE, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Developing Pathways Through Dual Credit and Career and Technical Education Programs
Kent Scheffel, Yvetter McLemore, Melissa Batchelor, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL

Dual Credit Without Dual Time
Natalie Cummins, Janet Slayden, Cody Davidson, Kentucky Adult Education, Frankfort, KY

Embedding Employer-Validated Soft Skills Training, Assessment, and Credentials in Career Pathway Programs
Michael Callans, Wonderlic, Inc., Vernon Hills, IL
Courtney Breckenridge, Southern IL University, Edwardsville, IL
Amanda Winters, IL Board of Higher Ed, Springfield, IL

Evaluating Collaborative Problem-solving Skills with Electronics Simulations
John Chamberlain, CORD, Waco, TX

Getting and Keeping Community Colleges at the Table
Valerie Lundy-Wagner, Jobs for the Future, Oakland, CA

High School Capstone Class Takes on 21st-Century Education
Dana Thomas, Jennifer Maldonado, Leyden District 212, Franklin Park, IL

How Technical Colleges Support College and Career Readiness
Sarah Dillon, Tracy Ravn, Yang Yee Lor, Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI

How to Build High-Quality Dual Enrollment Classes Through Strong Collaborative Practices
Bob Evans, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Richmond, CA
Fatham Riodan-Ng, De Anza High School, Richmond, CA
Angela Johnson, Pinole Valley High School, Pinole, CA

In the CTE Classroom: Engaging Students with Formative Assessment
Patty Sarkady, Patti Farlee, Riverside Brookfield High School, Riverside, IL

Industry-Driven Stackable Certification of Operator Competency on High-Tech Instruments
Joseph Amann, Seattle’s Hub for Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education (SHINE) and North Seattle College, Seattle, WA
James Hyder, SHINE Industrial Liaison, Rio Rancho, NM

Infusing Vital Employability Skills into Advanced Manufacturing and Cybersecurity
John Chamberlain, Hope Cotner, CORD, Waco, TX
John Sands, CSSIA, Palos Hills, IL
Marilyn Barger, FLATE, Tampa, FL

Inspiring Secondary Students to Choose Appetizing Options from an Innovative Course Menu in Order to Excel
Katherine Reid, Fanicia Harris, Shanqueetay Easley, Putnam County High School, Eatonton, GA

Integrating and Infusing Comprehensive Soft Skills into the Whole Curriculum
Dennis Dio Parker, Toyota North America, Georgetown, KY
Chris Lagemann, State Technical College of Missouri, St. Charles, MO
    Teaching the Professional Behaviors
    Integrating AMT Professional Behaviors Illustration
    AMT Professional: Posture
    AMT Professional: Greeting
    AMT Professional: Presentation
    AMT Professional: Dress
    Pocket Cards Assorted

Nanoscience: Multiple Courses, Pathways and Careers
Deb Newberry, DCTC/Nano-Link, Rosemount, MN

Need a Career Readiness Model? Come See Ours
Johni Edsel, Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa, OK

Old School Home Ec Goes 1:1 High Tech
Amy Cryan, Janet Meyers, Oak Lawn Community High School, Oak Lawn, IL

Partnering to Bridge the Gaps, Sarah Labadie, Women Employed, Chicago, IL
Sarah Labadie, Senior Policy Associate, Women Employed, Chicago, IL

Preconference lunch keynote (pdf)
Wesley Woods, Vice President, Toyota Bodine Aluminum, St. Louis, MO

Raising Awareness of Industry-Driven Career Pathways in Colorado
Thomas Hartman, Colorado Workforce Development Council, Denver, CO
Don Phillips, XAP Corporation, Culver City, CA
   Raising Awareness of Industry-Driven Career Pathways in Colorado
   Raising Awareness Panel on Apprentices  

Shift Happens: Moving from Counseling for College to Counseling for Careers
Debra LaMothe, Linda Floyd, Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA
    A Model District Approach to Improving Instruction in Career Technical Programs
   Counseling for Careers

Preparing Students for Pathways
Cassie Palsgrove, Kayla Mack, Ohio Dept of Education, Columbus, OH

Secondary-to-Postsecondary Automotive Career Pathways: Driving Students to Success
Jaime Spaciel, Matt Janisin, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI

Take the BAIT: Completing a Bachelor’s IT Degree at Your Community College
Ann Beheler, National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), Frisco, TX

Take the Guesswork Out of the ATB and Title IV Eligibility Equation
Chris Young, Wonderlic, Inc., Vernon Hills, IL
Debbie Mills, NCPN, Waco, TX

Teachers as Externs: Discovering a Context for Learning
Steve Bryant, Roberta Carson, Shonda Gray, Ann Starlin-Horner, MO Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO

Teaching Patient Care to Today’s Students with Hands-On Learning Methods
Denise Bodart, Realityworks, Eau Claire, WI

Teaching Teamwork: Measuring the Collaboration Skills Sought by Employers
John Chamberlain, CORD, Waco, TX

Tools and Strategies for Preparing Students for High-Demand Jobs Through Business Leadership
Ann Beheler, Mark Dempsey, National Convergence Technology Center (CTC), Frisco, TX

Using Registered Youth Apprenticeships o Create a Sustainable Talent Pipeline and Strengthen Business Relationships
Oscar Carter, MO Dept of Elementary/Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO
Mike Smith, US Department of Labor-MO Office of Apprenticeship, Springfield, MO
Keith Davis, Lebanon Public Schools, Lebanon, MO
    IT Registered Youth Apprenticeships
    Where Are They Headed

Win-Win: Creating and Sustaining Mutually Beneficial Partnerships Between Schools and Local Businesses
Bob Brundrett, Galveston Career Connect Grant, Galveston, TX
Jim Lynch, Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, MN