The third in OVAE’s 2013 community college webinar series will be held on Tuesday, May 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT. Building on the National Dialogue on Career Pathways held last October, this event will bring together foundation, state, and local community college representatives to discuss the central role of community colleges in career pathways systems. Whitney Smith, program director of employment at the Joyce Foundation, will discuss the importance of career pathways systems and the foundation’s work to expand their development in the Great Lakes region. Jay Box, Chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, will present on the various initiatives underway in Kentucky to ease postsecondary access and transitions for youths and adults. The webinar will also highlight two promising local career pathways programs. Deborah Davidson, vice president for Workforce and Economic Development at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisc., will discuss the work of her institution to provide on-ramps for low-skill adults to access postsecondary education and training. Lupe Chavez, director of High School Programs at South Texas College in McAllen, Texas, will present that college’s efforts to expand partnerships with local high schools, increase dual enrollment, and promote postsecondary transitions for young adults.
Registration information for this webinar will be sent out next week.