Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) — a public career technical education district — will host Hans Meeder, president of the National Center for College and Career Transitions, for a workshop on Career Connected Learning 8-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 on the Glendale campus at 5405 N. 99th Ave.
“Our collective hope is that all students will one day enjoy economic independence,” West-MEC assistant superintendent of adult education and professional development Dr. John Mulcahy stated. “The path to such is an educational system that ensures that all students learn the skills they need for the careers they want. This requires ongoing collaboration between employers and educators.”
Career Connected Learning is centered on the concept that K-12, postsecondary, and business institutions should collaborate together. More than work training, Career Connected Learning readies students with life skills through a variety of strategies, such as career and technical education, career academies, career pathways, career development, employer work-based learning and STEM education.
Mr. Meeder, an expert and published author on this topic, will share the latest relevant data and promising innovations during a fast-moving workshop at West-MEC. Through presentations and interactive discussion, participants will develop a deeper sense about how they, as local leaders from business, education, and the broader community, can help facilitate regional and statewide conversation about the future of Career Connected Learning in Arizona.
IF YOU GO
What: Why Career Connected Learning Matters
When: 8-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21
Where: 5405 N. 99th Ave., Glendale
Registration: Online at west-mec.edu