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Preconference Seminar Ticket

Adopting an Employer-Led Career Pathways Framework That Supports and Sustains Innovation


This Preconference Seminar immerses career pathways faculty and staff professionals in best practices and insightful discussions centered around three focus areas: Strategic employer engagement; designing career pathways with stackable credentials; and facilitating non-credit/credit alignment. Exploration of each focus area begins with an interactive presentation and concludes with small group activities during which participants discuss what they learned and work on activities that support their college’s specific priorities. Participants benefit from the experiences of the current Pathways to Innovation National Science Foundation grant cohort and receive tools and resources from multiple grants they can deploy immediately within their K-16 community and employer partners.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss key features of the business and industry leadership team model and how to apply it to accelerate considerable employer engagement.
  • Identify actionable steps to efficiently address career pathways through stackable credentials, as well as techniques for avoiding common implementation challenges.
  • Learn specific approaches to better align credit and non-credit pathways.

Ann Beheler, Director of Innovation, Career Pathways, Employer-Led Program Development, Collin College; Hope Cotner, President, Career Pathways, Employer-Led Program Development, CORD

Only registered conference participants can purchase a ticket to attend a preconference seminar. All preconference seminars start at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and run concurrently.