The Western Governors’ Association will host the webinar, Moving Toward Career Readiness Goals, on March 8 at 11 a.m. (MT) as part of the series for the Western Governors’ Workforce Development Initiative.
To prepare more students for success after high school, participants in the Workforce Development Initiative workshop series have repeatedly emphasized the need for states to prioritize college and career readiness, rather than one over the other. States are taking actions to put this idea into practice by defining career readiness, building accountability systems, and encouraging students to pursue industry-recognized credentials to ensure they are truly “career ready” at graduation.
The webinar will highlight how these efforts are better serving students and employers in their communities with real-life examples, such as an employer utilizing the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate and industry-recognized credentials in the hiring process.
The panel will include: Jennifer Zinth, Director of High School and STEM, Education Commission of the States; Dawn Burns, Chief Strategy Officer – Career Readiness, New Skills for Youth, Nevada Department of Education; Sarah Heath, State CTE Director, Colorado Career and Technical Education and Nathan Kubicek, Talent Development Director, Crossland Construction.
If you are interested in supporting the Initiative’s webinar series, please contact WGA Director of Development, Sarah Olsen at 720.897.4540 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Get the latest news about the West and its governors by following the Western Governors' Association on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.