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LEARNING AND EARNING: Pathways to Prosperity 2019

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Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville

849 Hambley Boulevard

Pikeville, KY 41501

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LEARNING AND EARNING: Pathways to Prosperity

Increasing individual and community-wide prosperity in rural America requires the collaborative efforts of policymakers and practitioners in the education and the workforce systems. Join colleagues from across the country to learn how high schools are preparing students to take advantage of the education and credentialing opportunities provided by 2- and 4-year colleges and universities and business and industry. In addition, learn how partnerships between education institutions and the workforce system—workforce development boards, economic development agencies, business, and industry—are resulting in increased postsecondary education attainment and, more importantly, a stronger and better prepared and positioned workforce. Plenary sessions and small group workshops will impart knowledge and information and serve as a venue for broadening participants’ resource network.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019

2:00 p.m. – On Conference Registration

5:00 p.m. Meet & Greet Reception

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 – 8:15 p.m. The Future Won’t Wait: The Need to Create Integrated Education and Workforce Pathways - NOW – Kyle Hartung, Senior Director, Pathways to Prosperity, Jobs for the Future

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Available

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Gathering Commentary

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. PLENARY SESSION

The Future of Work and Readiness Jason Swanson, Director, Strategic Foresight, KnowledgeWorks

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.- Travel/Reflect

10:00 – 11:05 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

KY H.S. Students Get Their Career on TRACK with Youth Apprenticeship! – Tracy Osborne-Clay, Coordinator, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Mary Taylor, Industry Training & Dev. Specialist, KY Dept. of Workforce Standards & Education; Joyce Wilcox, Industry Liaison, Eastern KY Concentrated Employment Prog., and Tracy Stivers, Special Projects Manager, Phillips Diversified Mfg.

Preparing to Navigate an Uncertain ‘Learning/Earning’ Future – Jason Swanson, Director, Strategic Foresight, KnowledgeWorks

Rethinking School: Preparing Rural Students for College & the Workforce in the 21st Century – Michael Chamberlain, Special Assistant for Rural Outreach, U.S. Department of Education

Force for Change: Workforce Development Success - Donny Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and Brad Newman, Plant Manager at ZF Chassis Systems

11:05 – 11:15 a.m. Travel/Reflect

11:15 – 12:20 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Accelerating the Rate of [student] Progress - Katrina Rugless, Director, CState Accelerate, Cincinnati State and Technical College

WorkforceGPS – Help Just A Click Away - G. Kevin Baity, Chief, Technical Assistance Unit, Office of Workforce Investment, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

FAFSA ®: Helping Students Reach Prosperity - Maisha Challenger, Awareness and Outreach Specialist, Office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education

Community Engagement: Successful Strategies for Mutual Benefit – Drew Pearl, Director, Community Engagement Research & Publications, University of Alabama; and Kara Bernal, ESL School Social Worker, Tuscaloosa City Schools

12:20 – 12:30 p.m. Travel/Reflect

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Travel/Reflect

1:45 – 2:50 p.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Transforming the Culture of CTE – Marcella Charles-Casto, Asst. Principal; Britt Moore, Welding Instructor; Brandon Cline, PLTW/ AP Statistics Instructor, Mingo Central H.S.; and Lesia Sammons, Coordinator, Counseling and Testing, Mingo County Public Schools

Online, Self-paced K-12 Teacher Professional Development in High Need Areas – Robert Natt and Lisa Thompson, Directors, Partnership and Business Development, Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab, Radford University

Workforce, Education, and Business Connections – Together Building a Stronger Workforce – Susan Snelick, Executive Director, Workforce Solutions for North Central Pennsylvania

Preparing a Career Ready Student – Kevin Smith, Senior Research Associate, Regional Educational Laboratory (REL)-Southeast at Florida State U.

Focus Group: Making Schools the Center of Community – John White, Principal Consultant, JLW Communications, LLC

2:50 – 3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. PLENARY SESSION

Building Bridges to College & Career: Nonacademic Support for Rural Students’ Successful Transition – Deborah Jonas, Director, REL-Appalachia, SRI; Kevin Smith, Research Alliance Manager, REL-Southeast, Florida State U.; and Robyn Raines, Director of Childhood and Youth Success, United Way of Southwest Virginia. Moderator, Kerry Friedman, REL-Appalachia

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Summary Comments and Announcements

4:30 p.m. Adjourn; Dinner on Own

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Available

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PLENARY SESSION

Learning and Earning Equity Issues – A Conversation – Guy A. Sims, Ed.D., Assistant to the President for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Coordinator, Titles III and IX, Bluefield State College; Rachel Fried, Program Coordinator, GEAR-UP, Appalachian State University; and Nallely Juarez, English Language Acquisition Teacher, Gilmer County Middle School Moderator, Johan Uvin, President, IEL

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Travel/Reflect

9:45 – 10:50 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Learning and Earning Through Workforce-Higher Ed.-High School Collaboration – John R. Roush, Ed.D., Asst. Professor, Shawnee State University; and Amy McClellan, Dean, Workforce Development, Southern State Community College

Online, Self-paced Cybersecurity Workforce Development Training for High-Demand Occupations – Robert Natt and Lisa Thompson, Directors, Partnership and Business Development, Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab, Radford University

Lessons Learned: Are TN Promise & TN Reconnect Working? – Erika Adams, Outreach Specialist – EAST, Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Industry-Community College Partnerships – Chad Bryant, Chair, Career Technical Division/Automotive Technology Instructor, Bevill State Community College, and Steve Colburn, Human Resource Specialist, Mercedes Benz U.S. International, Inc.

Focus Group: Making Schools the Center of Community – John White, Principal Consultant, JLW Communications, LLC

10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Travel/Reflect

11:00 a.m. – CLOSING PLENARY

There Is A Future (for Rural Places) – Jared Arnett, Director, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR)

Noon – 12:15 p.m. Final Comments/Door Prizes/Conference Adjournment


Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

  • Secondary school teachers, principals, and counselors

  • Community college student services and enrollment staff

  • 4-year college student services and enrollment staff and counselors/advisors

  • State education and workforce/labor officials

  • Workforce development organizations - staff and Board members

  • Economic development organizations - staff and Board members

  • Community activists – particularly those in rural areas

  • Elected officials from the local, state and national levels concerned with education attainment and workforce

  • Staff from foundations focused on increasing postsecondary education attainment, reducing poverty, and promoting prosperity in Appalachia

What are the hotel accommodations?

Hilton Garden Inn Pikeville Hotel Reservation Link: https://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/B/BRGPKGI-AEWNC-20190616/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

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Call 606-766-2000 and ask for the AEW Network Conference Rate/Room Block.

The conference rate is $119. Taxes and fees may apply.

Directions: https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/kentucky/hilton-garden-inn-pikeville-BRGPKGI/maps-directions/index.html

What about refunds?

Request for cancellation must be received in writing 30 days prior to the event for a full refund. Send cancellation request to ahenetwork@bluefieldstate.edu.

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