Nontraditional Career Pathways: Program Strategies That Work

December 2013-April 2014

Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

These 1-hour webinars highlight practical strategies from the field to help students succeed through effective CTE programs. If you are an educator, counselor, advisor, or disability specialist working with high school or community college students, then these webinars are for you! Download flyer

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December 5, 2013, 12:00 CST: Increase Student Success Utilizing PIPE (Program Improvement Process for Equity™)
Host: Ben Williams, Ph.D., Coordinator, Special Projects, Ohio STEM Equity Pipeline Project Director, Columbus State Community College
This process can be helpful to monitor student success when developing a Perkins Improvement Plan or conducting program evaluation.

January 14, 2014, 12:00 CST: Multiple Pathways to a Nontraditional Career—Strategies to Address Student Interests and Needs
Host: Scott Solberg, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Counseling and Human Development, School of Education, Boston University.
This webinar looks at the various options that a student can take to pursue a career.

February 25, 2014, 12:00 CST: Males in Nontraditional Careers—Outreach, Recruitment & Retention in CTE
Host: Joan Runnheim Olson, Certified Career & Leadership Coach and owner of Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC and Soren Gall, Mentor Coach, Clayton Early Learning,
Learn how to encourage and support males in careers they typically do not consider.

March 19, 2014, 12:00 CST: Innovative Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Youth with Disabilities
Host: Curtis Richards, Director, Center for Workforce Development, Institute for Educational Leadership
Learn about needs and best practices being implemented in various places in the country.

April 15, 2014, 12:00 CST: Engage Parents to Support Nontraditional Careers—An Open Forum for Sharing Local Outreach Strategies
Host: Dr. Jeanette Thomas, Consultant, Iowa Bureau of Adult, Career, and Community College Education.
Are you using a successful strategy to educate or engage parents at your site? Share your ideas with your colleagues.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-0734056 and Grant No. HRD 1203121. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.