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Announcement of 2019 Cooperative Education Conference

Posted on May 25, 2019

The Evolution of Work-Based Learning in the 21st Century

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 15 and end at Noon on October 16. 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 15.

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED (partial listing)


  • Update on CTE in PA – Dr. Lee Burkett
  • Pre-Apprenticeships
  • Safety Practices in Work-Based Learning
  • Serving Special Populations in Cooperative Education
  • Update on PDE Cooperative Education Guidelines
  • Update on State and Federal Child Labor Laws 
  • Connecting with your Local Workforce Development Board
  • Chapter 339 Update 
  • New Coordinators Workshop
  • PennDot STEP Program
  • Impact of Cooperative Education on CTE Student Success
  • Promising Practices
  • Open Discussion and Exchange of Ideas


The cost of the workshop is $235.00 per person. This includes lunch on October 15, a full breakfast on October 16, refreshments and all resource materials. The deadline for registration is October 4, 2019. To register, simply click here to download a registration form and return it to the address indicated or to register on-line click here and login.


A block of rooms for workshop participants has been reserved at the Nittany Lion Inn for the evenings of October 14 and 15. The rates are $136.00 single and/or double occupancy. Individuals are responsible for making reservations for hotel accommodations. The group reservation identification number is PACT19B. Make your reservations by September 13, 2019. 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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