The Value of Pathways Coalitions
While the skills needed in the workforce are evolving rapidly, too often the school districts, career technology centers and colleges that prepare the future workforce are not working in sync with workforce systems and business and industry partners that hire talent.
All of these stakeholders tend to focus on the most immediate needs in front of them, but often miss opportunities to align their work across systems; stronger alignment could better prepare current and future workers and, ultimately, enhance the success of individuals, families, businesses and the larger community.
By creating a sustainable Pathways Coalition in your region, you could help create the infrastructure that facilitates better collaboration and alignment among education, workforce systems, economic development and the broader community.
Consultation Sessions at PEDA
During PEDA’s 2020 Spring Legislative Conference, Hans Meeder, President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions, will be giving a keynote address focusing on key trends and dynamics in developing talent and the value of regional collaboration across these sectors.
In addition to his keynote address, Mr. Meeder will be available to speak with regional teams about the process for creating a regional Pathways Coalition and, more generally, improving cross-sector collaboration.
Time slots of 45 minutes, as listed below, are available for each of these regional team meetings. You can introduce your team members, ask questions of Mr. Meeder about how to get a Pathways Coalition started, how to re-engineer and reinvigorate existing efforts in your region, etc. No advance preparation or documentation is needed, but please be prepared to talk about your region’s key industry sectors and high-priority occupations, who some of the important stakeholders are and any other information you believe would be valuable.
Mr. Meeder will share information about how to access NC3T’s planning resources, as well as the organization’s coaching and consulting services.
Scheduling Your Appointment
Regional team meetings will take place at the Hilton Harrisburg. The following time slots are currently available on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 though, if demand dictates, additional meetings may be added on the morning of Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
Appointment time slots will be assigned on a rolling basis. As spaces are reserved, PEDA will consider requestors’ preferences in an effort to best meet their needs, though no guarantees can be made. Please note that an appointment is not considered confirmed until / unless a confirmation email has been received from PEDA.
To claim one of the appointment time slots, please email Josh Skopp at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information.
- From the following options, please list your “1st Choice”, “2nd Choice” and “3rd Choice” of the time slots that would definitely work for your group.
o Tuesday, 4/21/20 10:30 am – 11:15 am
o Tuesday, 4/21/20 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
o Tuesday, 4/21/20 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
o Tuesday, 4/21/20 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
o Tuesday, 4/21/20 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
o Tuesday, 4/21/20 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
- PEDA will consider the individual requesting the appointment to be his or her team’s sole point of contact and any communications regarding this meeting will be sent to this individual. With this understanding, provide your name, job title, organization, phone number and email address.
- Provide the names, titles, organizations and email addresses of the other individuals who will attend the meeting.
- Please identify the region which will be represented during your meeting (e.g., South Central WIB, etc.).
Details of these meetings are subject to change.