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Career Pathways Summit

Career Pathways Summit: Research, Practice, & Partners

November 1, 2022

Morning Research Keynote & Respondent Panel

When? Wednesday, November 1, 9a – 12p in the VCU Student Commons

Guest Presenter, Dr. Deena Schwartz, Abt Associates, Principal Investigator

Ways to join: Participate in the November 1 morning research keynote and panel either in person at Virginia Commonwealth University OR online via livestream.

Audience: All workforce development system partners, including practitioners at all levels from adult education (Title II), the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS, Title IV), the Virginia Community College System (VCCS, Title I), the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC, Title III), and anyone interested in research on what’s working for adult learners in the workforce development system.

Adult career coaches are encouraged to attend all sessions. 

Keynote address

Join in person or via livestream for a presentation on the newly-released national research and decision tools on career pathway 10-year trajectories (learn more at this site) and a respondent panel of adult career pathway providers from across Virginia.

This will be an exploration on how we can deepen our career pathway work for adults in Virginia and meet our workforce and economic development goals and help students meet their goals. Bring your questions!

Where are they now? Are adult learners advancing in their careers? Is their earning power growing? What do the 10-year trends tell us about program design, job placement, and policy guidance?

This event will be co-sponsored by the VDOE adult education and DARS’ Pathways federal grant teams. There is no charge for the event and registrants for in person attendance will be provided a parking pass.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions, 1:30p – 4:15p 

Breakout sessions are for participants from adult education (program managers, regional specialists, career coaches) and DARS programs.

Each breakout will run twice, and participants may attend two breakout sessions.

  • Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID) 2.0
  • Integrated Education and Training (IET) Best Practices
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) as IET Partners
  • Registered Apprenticeships for Adult Learners

Let us know how you would like to participate by filling in this brief interest form.

More information on area hotels, venue, and parking coming soon!

The Career Pathways Summit is brought to us by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the Virginia Department of Education.

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