OP-TEC presented and exhibited at the NCPN conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 7, 2016. Taylor Jeffrey, curriculum development engineer, delivered a session entitled “College Recruitment of Students for Technician Education” and took part in a joint exhibit sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program.
The National Career Pathways Network Annual Conference focuses on Career Pathways implementation at the state and local levels. The conference draws over 1,200 attendees from a broad cross-section of stakeholders comprising secondary and postsecondary educators, workforce development professionals, and employers. It is recognized by educators as one of the best professional development opportunities in the country, offering 130+ breakouts, a variety of preconference workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products and services. The conference theme for 2016 was Building Your Career Pathways SYSTEM. Presentations addressed the OCTAE Ten Components of a Program of Study and DOLETA Six Key Elements for Success. Workshops included topics such as Career Pathways Leadership Certification, WIOA Guidance and Guidelines, Employer-Education Partnerships, and Adult Career Pathways. For more information about NCPN, visit www.ncpn.info.
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