Career Pathways Leadership Forum

Your Participation is Requested

What is a Leadership Forum?

Bringing together decision makers from education, workforce development, employers and community agencies, a two-hour Leadership Forum is an opportunity to explore a collaborative approach to building a career pathways system that positively impacts youth and the community.

With funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T) is facilitating a limited number of Leadership Forums this spring. As a result of previous forums, four communities in Pennsylvania are making great progress in designing and implementing a regional pathways system.

There is no cost nor obligation to attend a Leadership Forum

Why should I attend a Leadership Forum?

Implementation and expansion of career pathways is expected to grow. In fact, to comply with federal legislation, the PA Department of Education recently announced PA Future Ready Indicators that "incentivize schools to offer career pathways that culminate with high value, industry recognized credentials" (retrieved from

The success of career pathways system that maximizes and aligns resources to meaningfully impact our youth, our workforce and ultimately our community relies on the involvement of many voices. Your perspective and expertise is needed at this two-hour exploratory meeting.

What happens after the Leadership Forum?

At the request of the participants, NC3T will facilitate a second meeting to which additional stakeholders may be invited. This meeting is designed to build buy-in and to form a pathways partnership leadership team.

Following the second meeting, NC3T will provide tools and resources to assist the leadership team, and pending the availability of PDE funding, NC3T may be able to provide limited technical assistance and coaching in 2018-19 at no cost.

National Center for College & Career Transitions

Founded by Hans Meeder and Brett Pawlowski, NC3T has a two fold mission: Every learner with a dream and a plan, every community with a skilled and ready workforce.

By providing coaching, technical assistance and tools, NC3T works to connect schools, postsecondary institutions and employers in order to introduce students to the array of options available to them and to help them prepare for the types of opportunities for which they are best suited.

Hans Meeder is the author of the Power and Promise of Pathways (2017) and The Stem Leadership Guide; Brett Pawlowski co-authored The Employer Engagement Toolkit.