Join OVAE in San Antonio at the National Career Pathways Network

OVAE will be contributing insights and updates at the 2013 National Career Pathway Network conference in San Antonio, Texas on October 14 and 15, 2013. The event is hosted by the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and will feature speakers and sessions to help educators, workforce development professionals, business and industry experts, and economic development partners build and enhance career pathways in their communities.

You can find more information about the conference here.

OVAE will be leading or participating in three sessions during the conference that is being held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel San Antonio:

Implementing Rigorous Programs of Study: Strategies for High Quality CTE Programs
Monday, October 14 Crockett C/D 2:15-3:15 p.m.

What is an RPOS and what does it take to get one to work? This session will explore how six states are evaluating and assessing their Rigorous Programs of Study (RPOS) and the contribution that comprehensive, well-formulated programs of study can make to students’ education attainment and post-program success. Strategies for implementing OVAE’s Design Framework for RPOS will be provided.

Supporting Employability Standards in Career and Technical Education and Adult Education
Tuesday, October 15 Crockett C/D 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Employability skills are in great demand. Learn about the work that the U.S. Department of Education has funded through the Support for States’ Employability Standards in Career and Technical Education and Adult Education project. The session will be presented by RTI Associates and be facilitated by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education.

Transforming Career and Technical Education: A Federal-level Perspective
Tuesday, October 15 Texas Ballroom D 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Transforming Career and Technical Education (CTE) is essential if America is to retain its preeminence as the world’s economic superpower. CTE provides students with the academic and technical knowledge and work-related skills necessary to be successful in postsecondary education and employment. This session will provide an update from the US Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education’s priorities and national activities to help ensure all youth and adults are ready for, have access to, and complete high quality career and technical education programs.