Welcome to the newsletter of the National Career Pathways Network.

Volume 27, No. 4: Pathways to Success in School and Careers

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Greetings, friends and colleagues:

I am pleased to offer yet another highly informative issue of NCPN Connections. Many thanks to our authors, not only for supporting NCPN through their newsletter articles, but for the excellent work they are doing on the ground. Their commitment of time and effort is paying off, as many students, educators, and employers in their communities can attest.

The 2017 conference in St. Louis is right around the corner. In addition to the main conference on Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27, this year the event will offer an unusually full slate of preconference workshops and tours on Wednesday, October 25:

  • Integrating and Infusing Comprehensive Soft Skills into the Whole Curriculum

  • Career Development Practices in 2017: A Best Practice Sharing Opportunity for Building a Successful Career Pathways System

  • Engaging Employers to Strengthen Career Pathway Programs

  • Cybersecurity: 2020

  • How Do Perkins and WIOA Fit Into the Career Pathways Puzzle?

  • Apprenticeships: Pathways to Success

  • Pathways for Returning Offenders and the Incarcerated: Successful Program Development

  • Adult Education's Role in Career Pathways

  • Aligning Academics and Employer-Based Opportunities for High School Students in “Hard to Fill” Positions

  • Learning Today to LEAD Tomorrow

  • Career Pathways Leadership Certification (CPL)

  • TOUR: Back to the Future! Rankin Technical College

  • TOUR: Award-Winning AMT Career Pathway Program—A Pathway from A to Z

The preconference events require additional registration and fees, but they are well worth the time and expense. Make plans now to take advantage of these high-quality professional development opportunities.

It's going to be a great conference. I look forward to seeing you there!

Debbie Mills
Director, NCPN

2017 NCPN Conference
Oct 26–27 (Preconference Oct 25)

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
Go here for details.

Work Based Learning Opportunities for Teachers and Counselors in Indiana

Alyson L. McIntyre-Reiger, Family and Consumer Sciences and Work Based Learning Specialist, Indiana Department of Education

Girl Power: Southside Virginia Community College’s Power Line Worker Program Graduates First Female

Amanda Christopher, Communication Coordinator, Virginia Community College System, Workforce Development Services

What If Congress Fails to Reauthorize Perkins?

Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit, Washington, DC

NCPN Reaches Out in National Reentry Effort

Peter Moote, Reentry Career Pathways Institute

Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) at Hinsdale High School

Jeffry W. Beard, Bureau of Career Development, CTE, NH Department of Education

Bits 'n' Pieces

Items of interest to our members and affiliates