Texas College and Career Readiness Network
Texas College and Career 
Readiness Network

Be sure to save the dates of upcoming Spotlight Events going on in your area.

Early College High School Best Practices Summit

You are invited to participate in the Early College High School (ECHS) Best Practices Summit. The purpose of the meeting is to provide updates and support to leadership teams of designated ECHS campuses. Leaders in the field will present successful models and strategies for implementing and sustaining ECHS campuses. Topics will include best practice guidance in recruiting, enrolling, serving the target population, and more.

Austin, Texas
August 6 - 7, 2015
The Westin at the Domain


THECB Data & Digital Tools 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has posted an array of data tools and a data dashboard to help support your students, school and community. This session is technology rich, please bring your device to check out the College & Career Readiness Tools supported by THECB and Texas Education Agency (TEA).

San Antonio, Texas
August 11, 2015
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Work-Based Learning (Practicum and Career Prep)

This is a training session for teachers who have students leaving campus for paid or unpaid job training. Participants will benefit from attending this state-required training.

Beaumont, Texas
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Targeted Occupations and Workforce Data for East Texas

Participants will be introduced to the list of Targeted Occupations for the East Texas area. In addition, online resources for accessing workforce data for the East Texas area will be introduced. Using these items, school personnel will not only be able to pass this information along to students and parents, but they will also be better informed when choosing which career pathways to offer students.

Online Course
Members of Region 7 Districts and Charters
August 10, 2015 - August 24, 2015

Events on the Horizon

Career & College Readiness: Heart of Texas College Night

Approximately 100 colleges from across the nation will be represented during the annual Heart of Texas College Night at Baylor University's Ferrell Center.

This event, free and open to all students in grades 7 to 12, and their parents, provides them with the opportunity to visit with college representatives and learn more about college without the expense of travel.

Waco, Texas
October 20, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Transitioning High School Students to College and Career

Counselors and advisers play a pivotal role in preparing students for college and career. This course identifies sequential steps in which counselors and advisers can maximize college and career guidance for optimal student outcomes. Content covers steps needed to successfully transition your students from high school to the college and career of their choice. Additional details are provided in the link below.

Austin, Texas
Thursday, October 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bridges to Success Summit

This 2-day regional summit is designed for all stakeholders associated with supporting students through the  P-16 educational and career pathways. You and your team are invited to take part in this regional initiative.

Victoria, Texas
Victoria College Conference & Education Center
October 16 - 17, 2015

2015 National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Conference

This event will be held at the beautiful Sheraton Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas Texas. You don't want to miss this professional development opportunity that includes 150+ breakout sessions (conference strands are based on the 10 Components of a POS and the DOL 6 Key Elements), a variety of pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall that showcases the latest products and services.

Dallas, Texas
Wednesday - Friday
October 28 - 30, 2015

Connecting Careers to House Bill 5 Endorsements 

Counselors work as part of a team to help implement HB 5. This session will feature a presentation by representative(s) from the Texas Workforce Commission. Labor Market Data and career data will be presented for ESC-6's region. Information on fast-growing and high-demand careers will be presented as they correlate with Texas HB 5 endorsement options.

Huntsville, Texas
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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