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WRS Summit 2019, Sacramento

The landscape for Workplace Readiness and Career Ready Skills is changing, and to help us collect our thoughts and enhance our vision of next steps, CTECS called together key personnel from our extensive network for a WRS Summit in Sacramento. The following represents presentations and additional resources exchanged at this important event.

WRS Summit 2019 Agenda and Summit Participants

WRS Summit 2019 Introduction by Kenneth Potthoff and Timothy Withee

Power Skills by Dr. Vera Jacobson, CTE Director, San Mateo County, California, Office of Education

Career Readiness Skills Lessons (aka “soft skills”) for Kern County by Michael Vogenthaler, Director I–College and Career Initiatives, Kern County, California, Superintendent of Schools

California Career Zone, a careers exploration website brought to us by John Merris-Coots, Education Programs Consultant, California Career Resource Network, along with this handout on the California Career Resource Network

Workplace Readiness Skills Research in Virginia, Building a Skill Framework Over Time by Katherine Piper Crespin, Research and Policy Analyst, Demographics Research Group, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia

CTECS Workplace Readiness Skills Summit by Bob Lanter, Executive Director, California Workforce Association

The Impact of Workplace Readiness Skills in Alternative Education Pathways by David Brown, Special Education Teacher, Virginia Beach Technical and Career Center, Virginia Beach Public Schools, Virginia

KY Workforce Development and Career Readiness, Secondary Education Needs and Efforts as seen from Industry and KY Board of Education Member by Joseph Papalia, Kentucky Board of Education

An Urgent Call to Action by Patrick Murphy, Workforce Development Manager, UPS Airlines

ICTE Middle School in the Making by Jenni Bradford, Middle School Program Quality Manager, Idaho CTE

Education at Work, Community Connections for Career Opportunities by Susi Huschle, Integrated Learning Specialist, Career and College Resources, Humboldt County Office of Education, California

Career Pathways, Career Connections, Work Based Learning by Linda O’Connor, Career-Tech Specialist, Ohio Buckeye Association of School Administrators, California

Registered Apprenticeships, School to Registered Apprenticeship Programs by John Russ, Area Manager, Idaho Department of Labor

World Language Education in Georgia, We Speak Your Language! by Patrick Wallace, Program Specialist, World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives, Georgia Department of Education

Workplace Readiness and Apprenticeships by Paul Dickey, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Idaho State University Continuing Education/Workforce Training

Building a Workforce for a Gigafactory by Barbara Walden, Interim Dean of Technical Sciences, Truckee Meadows Community College

Global Competence and Workplace Readiness by Heather Singmaster, Director of CTE and GCEN, Center for Global Education, Asia Society. Slide 3 should be linked to this video:

Virginia’s WRS Curriculum by Kevin Reilly, Administrative Coordinator, Virginia’s CTE Resource Center







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