Best Practices Forum June 9th
Community Best Practices Forum
Putting the Career in College and Career Readiness
Thursday, June 9th   
8:15AM - 3PM 

TKP New York Conference Center
109 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
(between 6th Ave. & Broadway)
New York, NY 10018

RSVP required for entry

Graduate NYC and the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) invite you to a Community Best Practices Forum and Professional Development Session titled: Putting the Career in College and Career Readiness

While great strides have been made in college access over the last decade, we grapple with important questions regarding the readiness of all students for college and careers. Low college persistence rates further emphasize the need to examine these issues. Can truly addressing career readiness and career development help us bridge the gap between college access and college success?

This forum will begin to examine how students can become more informed about a broad array of career paths, prepare for their own, individualized career path, and understand the skills and competencies required to enter and be successful in those pathways. 

The Forum will kick off with a keynote by Robert Schwartz , a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HSGE). Mr. Schwartz currently co-leads the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a collaboration among a group of states, HGSE, and Jobs for the Future designed to ensure that many more young people graduate high school, attain an initial postsecondary degree or credential with value in the labor market, and advance to a career while leaving open the possibility of further education.

Mr. Schwartz will then moderate a panel featuring a diverse group of organizations and policy makers (NYC DOE, The Opportunity Network, John Jay College and the UFT) who will discuss key issues in policy and program development associated with career readiness, career exploration, and Career Technical Education (CTE). 

Breakout sessions will round out the day and provide smaller environments to learn from colleagues and organizations about best practices, as well as tools and resources that may help counselors feel more empowered in building their organization’s capacity to better support both college and career advising. Please see the tentative agenda below for more information.

Tentative Agenda  

8:15-8:45 Doors Open, Registration, Networking & Light Breakfast
8:45-8:55 Welcome/Opening
8:55-9:30 Keynote: Bob Schwartz, Harvard School of Education
9:30-10:30 Panel: Key Issues in Policy and Program Development
10:30-11:00 Structured Networking
11:00-11:15 Transition to Breakout 1
11:15-12:15 Breakout 1 - Choose from different breakout sessions 
12:15-12:50  LUNCH
12:50-1:00 Transition to Breakout 2
1:00-2:00 Breakout 2 - Choose from different breakout sessions
2:15-3:00 Wrap Up

Please note space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no registration/walk-ins allowed the day of the event. 

Please try to make cancellations at least 3 days before the event to  to allow people to come off the potential waitlist with enough notice.

To RSVP for this Forum and its breakout sessions,
please register via this SurveyMonkey link here.
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