Welcome to the newsletter of the National Career Pathways Network.

Volume 25, No. 4: Focus on Career Pathways Partnerships Award Winners

Greetings. I hope you are enjoying a pleasant summer day, as I am on our farm in the midwest. Summer is symbolic: Life is in full swing, energy and vitality are abundant, and food is plentiful. There are vegetables to harvest and fruit hanging from trees. I could transpose those meanings to Career Pathways: Career Pathways activity is in full swing across the nation, energy and vitality are abundant in the Career Pathways arena, and Career Pathways information is plentiful. There are best practices to harvest and information hanging from the trees—or, I should say, being offered at the NCPN Conference in Dallas (Oct 28–30).

This issue of Connections includes articles on the winners of this year's Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award—all to be featured at the conference in Dallas. Three federal agencies (Department of Education, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services) will also be represented at the conference. Don't miss out. Register now and make your travel plans.

Visit www.ncpn.info for conference details and to register. See you in Dallas. Keep up the good work!

Debbie Mills, Director, NCPN

FLATE's Engineering Technology Program

Marilyn Barger, PI, FLATE

Dual Enrollment Academy at Waukesha County Technical College

Sandra Maylen, DEA Coordinator

Integrated Tech Ed at Ivy Tech, Kokomo Region

Pathways to careers in manufacturing

People to Know

Mark Turner, Boeing

Bits 'n' Pieces

Items of interest to our members and affiliates

CPE Workshops

Don't miss this excellent professional development opportunity!