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Summit and Showcase 2013-Falling into Action!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Summit and Showcase 2013 – Falling into Action!
Summit and Showcase 2013 – Falling into Action!
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM
Venue: Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes Campus, Detroit Lakes, MN
Minnesota Northwest Region Transition Partners Present: A Summit and Showcase to Educate Practitioners Supporting Students and Clients in Transition to Postsecondary Education and Career Success Feature Presentation: Behind the Curtain - What is the Work of the Wizards?: Get the big picture view of past, present and future 'systems change' to support improved transition strategies. What are the data revealing? What are the lessons learned? Participants will interact with the presenters discussing the 'on the ground' view of local transition work and what is needed to maximize successful collaboration strategies - bottom-up through top-down! Presenters: Karen Hynick, MnSCU, Todd Wagner, Mde/Abe, Judy Mortrude, Deed, Larry Hosch, DHS __________ Breakout Session 1 : Alliance for Quality Career Pathways: While federal agencies (Dol, Doe, HHS, Dot) are calling for state systems to align career pathway strategies, there is much to be discussed and defined. Minnesota has joined nine other states and the Center for Law and Social Policy in an effort to create standards for career pathway state and regional systems. The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways (Aqcp) beta framework is available for practitioner feedback through December 2013 with a finished draft due to the field in June 2014. Participate and contribute your perspective. Presenters: Judy Mortrude and Nola Speiser, DEED __________ Breakout Session 2: KeyTrain/WorkKeys/NCRC Key Ingredients: The Act National Career Readiness Certificate ( NCRC ) demonstrates achievement of workplace employability skills. For three years, NW Region Deed, Rural MN Cep and Abe system partners have coordinated efforts to prepare clients/students (KeyTrain) for assessments (WorkKeys) to achieve NCRC certification. Efforts have also involved businesses to increase their awareness and participation in recognizing the value of the NCRC certificate. Participants will discuss lessons learned from the collaborative undertaking. Presenters: Peter Svendsen and Trudi Amundson, Deed, Sylvia Galbraith, Abe and Arlyce Cucich, Rural Minnesota CEP __________ Breakout Session 3: The Long and Short of Stackable Credentials: Adult Career Pathway (Acp) programming encourages credential attainment, but there is confusion surrounding credentials. What is a credential? What institutions and federal departments recognize which credentials? What value do various credentials hold? What are stackable credentials? How do stackable credentials relate to career pathways? This session will present current research on credentials and allow time for audience discussion. Presenters : Julie Dincau, Mde-Abe and Daniel Wenner, Rural Minnesota CEP __________ Breakout Session 4: FastTRAC Implementation Study: A summary of recent evaluation results and recommended practices will be outlined and discussed. Sixteen 2011 FastTRAC sites were thoroughly evaluated by a team representing MnSCU, Mde, Deed, DHS and Greater Twin Cities United Way. The study describes the manner and degree to which sites implemented major components of the Adult Career Pathway model (e.g. bridge, integrated classes, navigator services), while capturing variations due to local needs and expectations. The presenters are management/performance analysts. Rural MN Cep managers Craig Nathan and Julie Sachs will also provide the NW MN FastTRAC perspective and style. Presenters : Melanie Burns, MnSCU and Susan Lindoo, Deed Who Should Attend : Adults in Transition practitioners from Rural MN Concentrated Employment Program (Cep), Private Industry Council (Pic), Department of Employment and Economic Development (Deed), Adult Basic Education/Community Education (Abe/Ce), Tribal Colleges, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community-Based Organizations, and Employer/Industry Partners FOR More Information : Contact Russell Fraenkel, Regional Transition Coordinator, rwfraenkel@gmail.com or 651.253.9438 less

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