Program Strands (2021)

Conference Program Strands

Career Counseling, Career Development, and Career Advising

Academic advising to support pathways
Career assessment
Career awareness/exploration/development
Career coach/navigation services
College and career planning
Career roadmap for advising
Parental engagement
Recruitment and retention
Supporting special populations

Designing / Delivering Programs

Accelerated Adult Education Models
Adult Career Pathways
Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships
Competency-based education
Contextualized instruction
Course sequencing
Credit for prior learning
Curriculum alignment
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Dual and articulated credit
Evidence-based best practices
Industry certifications
Integrated Education and Training (IET) Models
Stackable credentials
Work-based learning continuum
Workforce Preparation: Essential/Employability/Soft Skills

Developing and Sustaining Partnerships

Career Pathways system development
Employer engagement
Facilitating transitions
Funding/grant writing
Measurement and accountability
Partnership development/management
Policy and program alignment

Workforce/Economic Development

Corporate training
Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
Employability Skills
Employer advisory councils
Integrated services
Labor market intelligence
System transformation
Talent development strategies
WIOA administration to support pathways
Workforce board partnerships
Reentry programs

Future of Work

Industry 4.0 workforce issues
Artificial intelligence
Machine learning
Robotic process automation
Edge computing
Virtual reality/Augmented reality
Industrial Internet of Things
3D printing
Big data