What's New in 2016

The 2016 Educating for Careers Conference: Pathways, Partnerships, Programs: 3 P’s of Success has restructured its Sunday format from the historical pre-conference day, to opening the conference on Sunday with a schedule full of plenary and interactive sessions; intensive seminars; and structured meetings.  With this new structure, attendees will find a consolidated registration rate. The goal of the planning committee is that all attendees will find a wealth of information to jump-start the entire Educating for Careers Conference.  Each year a variety of delivery systems, strategies, and Industry Sectors throughout California’s CTE system are represented in the more than 225 breakout sessions offered over the course of this three-day conference and this year will be even more exciting with the addition of the California Career Pathway Trust strand.

Career and College Readiness has been a theme throughout California for several years, yet success comes through the pathways, the partnerships and the programs that are in place or are in the developmental process.  As professional development continues to take a large hit, it is understood that continuing to improve classroom instruction and student achievement is critical for our success as a state and as a nation. Therefore, the continual overarching goal of this conference is to offer high-quality, cost-effective professional development for all stakeholders with broad general breakout session themes such as: Assessment & Accountability; California Partnership Academies Model; Career Pathways/Industry Sectors; Curriculum & Instructional Strategies; Employer & Community Partnerships; Mentor & Internship Programs; Middle School Connections; Perkins Policy & Programs; Secondary-Postsecondary Connections; and Work-Based Learning. The Administrative Strand will continue once again in 2016. There is something for every educator involved in a CTE program – no matter the delivery strategy!