Career/Vocational Technical Education
Announcing Career Planning for College and Career Readiness Conference
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the National Center for School Counseling Outcome Research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst are pleased to announce a conference in support of career planning for college and career readiness. Participants will learn strategies for merging Chicago's "12 Touch Approach" (that engages students, parents and educators in interactions to promote intimacy and support for creating a college-going culture) with the delivery of critical assessment information for college and career readiness. Educators from high schools and public two-year colleges with local plans under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act are invited to attend.
The conference is being held on Friday, December 11, 2009 at the Worcester Senior Center, Worcester, MA. Sign-in will be from 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM. The conference will start promptly at 8:30 AM. A simple, light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The snow date for this conference will be Wednesday, December 16, 2009. The schedule for the day will be the same as for December 11.
To register and obtain driving directions go to http://www.doe.mass.edu/conference/?ConferenceID=727.
For more detailed information about this conference, including a draft agenda and the presenters' bios, please visit the CSCOR website at http://www.umass.edu/schoolcounseling/careerconf.html.
Additional questions regarding the regarding the content of the conference should be directed to Karen DeCoster in the Office for Career/Vocational Technical at 781-338-3115 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act is the funding source.