SCHOOL TO WORKFORCE CONNECTIONS—A CULTURAL SHIFT

September 30, 2019 - October 15, 2019

Curriculum

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is pleased to announce a one-day 6-hour train-the-trainer boot camp (Act 48) designed to assist districts in meeting the statewide postsecondary attainment 2025 goal of 60 percent of Pennsylvanians with a postsecondary credential, certificate, or degree. Training will be provided by the Career Readiness State Training (CRST) team and will include the following: 

  • Career Readiness and Workforce in PA (Career Education and Work Standards)
  • Industry-Based Learning
  • Stakeholder and Workforce Partnerships
  • Classroom and Workforce Alignment
  • Supporting Resources

District training teams should include a minimum of three and no more than ten K-12 educators.  The lead team member should be a building principal or assistant principal.  With an emphasis on classroom alignment to workforce needs, team composition should include teachers from both elementary and secondary. 

The goal of this training is the development of an action plan that utilizes stakeholder and workforce partnerships to expand the classroom to career connections and build schoolwide momentum for career readiness.  Team members will be poised to provide support in the implementation of the action plan. 

Stipends will be provided to each LEA that sends teachers to a Boot Camp.  If a district sends 3 or less to a training they will receive a stipend of $500.  If they send 4 or more they will receive $1000.  Payments will be made to the districts in February/March.  These stipends are to cover substitute and travel costs. 

*NOTE:  Specialized training for counselors will be offered via Counselor Symposiums. 

THERE WILL BE THREE TRAINING DATES FOR YOUR REGION. 

Date:  September 30, 2019 
Time:  8:30 AM- 3:30 PM 
Location:  Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, Altoona Office 
                 4500 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA  16602 

Date:  October 1, 2019 
Time:  8:30 AM- 3:30 PM 
Location:  Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11, McVeytown Office 
                 2527 US Hwy 522 South, McVeytown, PA 17051 

Date:  October 15, 2019 
Time:  8:30 AM- 3:30 PM 
Location:  Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, Richland Office 
                 445 Schoolhouse Road, Room E-212, Johnstown, PA  15904 
 

Register

Registration is open until 9/30/2019

Available Credit or Activity Hours

Act 48 Activity Hours
6.0 Hours
Standards Area Curriculum and Assessment Instructional Decision Making
Free

Sessions

Monday, September 30
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session
Tuesday, October 1
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session
Tuesday, October 15
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session