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Young Leaders Forum

Mark Edwards, Executive Director, Opportunity Nation (Moderator); Dwight Armstrong, CEO, National FFA Organization; Clay Sapp, President, National FFA; Shawn Bohen, National Director for Strategic Growth and Impact, YearUp; Mohamed Zire, Portfolio Accountant, BNY Mellon; Graduate, YearUp Boston; Daryl Wright, Vice President for Knowledge and Career Development, YouthBuild USA; Gomah Wonleh, Assistant to Career and Training Director, Building Futures; Graduate, YouthBuild Providence; Michael Fitzpatrick, Superintendent and Director, Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District;Young Adult: Dineen Tetreault, Marketing Consultant; Graduate, Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District; Christopher Prado, National Council of Young Leaders

category: Practice

tags: Pathways, employment

Conference

March 2013

A panel of outstanding young adults representing National FFA Organization, YearUp, YouthBuild, Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional High School and Opportunity Nation share how their individual pathways were supported by these programs.

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What Have We Learned? Report Outs from Workshops

William C. Symonds, Project Director, Pathways to Prosperity Project (Moderator); Alisha Hyslop, Assistant Director of Public Policy, Association for Career and Technical Education; Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director, National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3); Kathrin Hoeckel, Policy Analyst, OECD; Raymond J. McNulty, Chief Learning Officer, Penn Foster; Jeff Mays, President, Illinois Business Roundtable; Kevin Hollenbeck, Vice President, Senior Economist and Director of Publications, W.E. Upjohn Institute; Stephen F. Hamilton, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University; Angela Cobb, Director, Return on Inspiration Labs, New Options Project with two leaders from the New Options Team; James Stone, Director, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE), University of Louisville; Paul Reville, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Massachusetts Secretary of Education (2007-13); Rich Feller, President, National Career Development Association and Professor, Colorado State University; Janet Bray, Founder and Chief Strategist, Bray Strategies; Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College

category: Practice

tags: Pathways, employment

Conference

March 2013

Moderators from each of the Creating Pathways to Prosperity Conference workshops provide a brief summary of the key insights, conclusions, and implications for further action gleaned from their session.


Building Public Support for a Pathways Movement

Elyse Rosenblum, Principal, Public Private Possibilities (Moderator); Timm Boettcher, President and CEO, RealityWorks; Mark Perna, Founder, Tools for Schools; Gail Gershon, Executive Director, Community Impact, Gap Inc.; Meghan Siegal, Senior Vice President and Creative Director, Arnold Worldwide

category: Practice

tags: Pathways, employment

Conference

March 2013

The panel discusses the need for greater employer engagement and the need to reduce the stigma of CTE for both parents and students. Rosenblum and Siegal discuss a new AD Council campaign currently under development designed to foster employer engagement. Gershon shares the impressive results of Gap's "This Way Ahead" training and internship program.


Closing: A Call to Action

Ronald Ferguson, Faculty Co-Director, Pathways to Prosperity, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Faculty Director, The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University; William C. Symonds, Project Director, Pathways to Prosperity Project; Phil Jarvis, Director of Global Partnerships, Career Cruising; Dave MacLeod, Vice President, Thoughtstream

category: Practice

tags: Pathways, employment

Conference

March 2013

This concluding session reviews the major themes of the conference and next steps for the Pathways agenda. Bill Symonds provides an overview of Thoughtstream, a virtual dialogue process that was used to collect and categorize ideas from conference participants about future directions for Pathways work. The team from Thoughtstream then reviews the process in greater depth and shares preliminary findings. Bill Symonds describes the next steps for the growing Pathways movement, including in the near term, the production of a conference report. Ron Ferguson reviews key themes from the conference and closes by reading two poems about young adults looking for paths in life.