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ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2018 Cooperative Education Conference

Posted on May 07, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2018 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 16 and end at Noon on October 17. 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 16.

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED (partial listing)


·       Update on CTE in PA – Dr. Lee Burkett

·       Workforce Development

·       OSHA Safety / School Partnerships

·       Going Paperless: Online Forms and Resources for Cooperative Education

·       Apprenticeships

·       Update on State and Federal Child Labor Laws 

·       Connecting Career Readiness to the 339 Plan and the Future Readiness Index

·       Chapter 339 Update 

·       New Coordinators Workshop

·       Challenging Scenarios in Cooperative Education

·       Promising Practices

·       Open Discussion and Exchange of Ideas






The cost of the workshop is $235.00 per person. This includes lunch on October 16, a full breakfast on October 17, refreshments and all resource materials. The deadline for registration is October 5, 2018. To register, simply complete the attached registration form and return it to the address indicated or to register on-line CLICK HERE


A block of rooms for workshop participants has been reserved at the Nittany Lion Inn for the evenings of October 15 and 16. The rates are $134.00 single and/or double occupancy. Individuals are responsible for making reservations for hotel accommodations. The group reservation identification number is PACJ18C. Make your reservations by September 14, 2018. 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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