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2017 Co-op Conference Announcement

Posted on May 23, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2017 Cooperative Education Conference

The Pennsylvania Cooperative Education Association is proud to announce its annual conference which is being held in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators. The conference will focus on best practices, safety, child labor and other relevant laws, technology and communications as well as providing the latest information on cooperative education. The conference, which will be held at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College, will be begin at 10 a.m. on October 10 and end at Noon on October 11. PACTA is an approved provider for Act 48 professional development activities.  Conference participants will be awarded Act 48 credit.


The conference will be held at the Nittany Lion Inn, 200 West Park Avenue, State College. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on October 10.

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED (partial listing)


^PDE Update

*Update on Cooperative Education Certification


*Act 153 and Cooperative Education


*Education and Workers Compensation Legal Updates


*Career Pathways


*Update on State and Federal Child Labor Laws


*Chapter 339 Update


*Promising Practices




* Open Discussion and Exchange of Ideas





The cost of the workshop is $235.00 per person. This includes lunch on October 10, a full breakfast on October 11, refreshments and all resource materials. The deadline for registration is September 22, 2017. To register, simply click here to download a registration form complete and return it to the address indicated or register on-line at:


A block of rooms for workshop participants has been reserved at the Nittany Lion Inn for the evenings of October 9 and 10. The rates are $132.00 single and/or double occupancy. Individuals are responsible for making reservations for hotel accommodations. Identify yourself as part of the PCEA/PACTA group when making reservations. The group reservation identification number is PACJ17C. Make your reservations by September 8, 2017. Reservations made after that date will be on an as available basis at regular rates. The telephone number for the Nittany Lion Inn is (800) 233-7505.


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