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Pathways to Career Readiness: An Education and Workforce Development Symposium

Posted on January 15, 2017

Pathways to Career Readiness: An Education and

Workforce Development Symposium


27th Annual Education and Workforce Development Symposium

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

February 16-17, 2017

Students entering the workforce of tomorrow will face challenges much different than workers of the past.  These challenges will impact new workers whether they enter the workforce directly from high school or after earning a two- or four-year degree.  Schools and workforce agencies must work to develop new pathways to help students.  Local, state and national leaders will present best practices to help students be career ready.





Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.                                                     

Telos Educational Services

Producer of the viral animation video “Success in the New Economy,” Dr. Fleming is a passionate advocate for career & technical education, and for ensuring all students align their future careers with their personality and strengths.

To view the video, go to  .


Claus Von Zastrow, Ph.D.

COO and Director of Research, Change the Equation

At Change the Equation, Dr. Von Zastrow directs a leading national database of STEM education programs that meet rigorous standards for effectiveness.  To view the great work that Change the Equation has done, please go to .



Symposium registration is $180 per person.  One day registration is $95.  The registration deadline is February 3, 2017.  No refunds will be given after February 3, 2017.  To register on-line click here  or click here to download a registration form.




A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate of $142 single or double occupancy.  Individuals are responsible for making their own hotel reservations on-line by clicking on the following link:  or by calling 855-729-3108.  Please identify yourself as part of the2017 Pathways to Career Readiness Symposium to receive the special rate.  Make your reservations by January 16, 2017. 


If you have any questions regarding the Symposium,

please contact Jackie Cullen at(717) 761-3381 or .


Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators and the National Center for College and Career Transition in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Departments of Education, Community and Economic Development, and Labor and Industry; Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Education; Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators; Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges; Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association.  48

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