Volume 3 |June 2022 Issue
Project to Host
Regional Convening of
Southeastern Wisconsin Educators and
In partnership with Gateway Technical College, Preparing Technicians will host the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Convening on September 1 in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. The regional convenings are part of Preparing Technicians efforts to engage employers and educators in regional discussions to facilitate dialogue about technician knowledge and skills essential to the future of work. The project team will also share strategies for adopting the Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core for technician education programs while prioritizing the knowledge and skills of the Core based on regional needs.
Spring 2022 Webinar Series
Available On-Demand
Preparing Technicians recently hosted a series of three 30-minute professional development webinars with strategies, resources, and tools to help educators prepare students for careers in the future of work.

Each webinar is now available to view on-demand by visiting our website.
Instructional Card Available
For Teaching the Skills in the
Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core
Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work continues to develop tools and resources to support educators in future-proofing tomorrow's technicians. The catalog of instructional cards are being developed by the project team to assist educators in adoption of The Framework for a Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core.

Each instructional card contains micro-lessons designed to address skill areas within the Cross-Disciplinary STEM Core—advanced digital literacy, data knowledge and analysis, and business knowledge and processes—for introduction in advanced technology education programs.

for a current list of all
available cards
and check back soon as new cards are being added!
Opportunities and Events
Preparing Technicians - Executive Level Sponsor of 2022 HI-TEC Conference
Don't miss the 2022 HI-TEC conference on July 25–28 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah!

Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program, HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with preparing America’s skilled technical workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy. For more information visit the website.
BILT Academy Gearing Up for Cohort 3
Ready to improve your program's engagement with employers, but not sure where to start? The BILT Academy is part of CORD's Pathways to Innovation (PTI) project which teaches colleges how to establish a Business & Industry Leadership Team (BILT) using this proven model for strategic employer engagement. In the BILT Academy cohort colleges will receive coaching and technical assistance from experienced experts in the BILT model.

For more information about the BILT, visit the website and watch for the announcement coming later this summer about the next cohort's application process.

NCPN Connect 2022 Conference Coming Soon
Make plans to attend NCPN Connect 2022 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, October 20-22! This in-person event presented by the National Career Pathways Network will include keynotes, breakout sessions, networking for attendees, and more. Conference strands cover: Career Counseling, Development, and Advising; Teaching and Learning; Designing/Delivering Programs; Establishing/Growing Partnerships; and Workforce Development.

For more information visit the NCPN Connect 2022 website.
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