Governor’s Institute for Career Education And Work

Registration is now closed.


Monday, June 15, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
(With registration from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.)


Friday, June 19, 2009 at 1 p.m.

This institute will focus on the Career Education and Work Academic Standards. The standards, Chapter 4 of Title 22, are part of the State Board of Education’s regulations of required education for all students in Pennsylvania.

The four standards areas are: (1) Career Awareness and Preparation, (2) Career Acquisition (Getting a Job), (3) Career Retention and Advancement, and (4) Entrepreneurship. Other academic standards will also be addressed.

Educators will gain the tools to develop a district-wide implementation plan to integrate the standards. The tools include promising practices, data-based decision making and current curriculum and community resources for program effectiveness.

Case studies will be used to explore career intervention strategies for individual students. Methods to engage parents and the school to community connection in the career development process will be a focus.

Institute Goals

To create a vision to develop an implementation plan for standards-based Career Education and Work district and classroom practices in K-12 by:

  • Providing individual participants with content information on Career Education and Work Standards and understanding of career development interventions.
  • Assisting district teams in acquiring the tools to create a comprehensive and developmental implementation plan for the standards.

Program Highlights

  • Exploration of education and workforce resources for Career Education and Work;
  • Examination of promising practices in Career Education and Work at the elementary, intermediate, middle and secondary level;
  • Experienced mentors to guide the teams;
  • Implementation strategies for community partnerships.

Participants will be expected to:

Attend institute as teams and attend all sessions.

Team Composition

  • K-12 teams will have priority acceptance at this teams-only institute.
  • Two members each from K-5; 6-8; 9-12
    (6 members minimum; 10 members maximum).
    Other team composition should be discussed with the site director.
  • The team leader who, at the minimum, must attend all day on June 17th. A team leader is someone who can make decisions on the allocation of resources (time and money).
  • Other recommended team members include school counselors from each level, a special education teacher or supervisor, a CTC representative, community members (WIB, CareerLink, etc.) and a librarian.
  • Teams are encouraged to invite community partners to participate the whole week or on Thursday, June 18th.

Location and Registration

The Institute will be held at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA from June 15-19, 2009.

The team leaders must register first and list all team members, and then each team member must also register themselves. To be assured full consideration, register online by April 17, 2009. Applications received after that date will still be considered if vacancies exist.

Program Director:
Jay Cannon
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Site Director:
Dr. Jeannette F. Carter
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

Participants will be provided with a program of study, meals and housing, and earn 2 graduate credits. Applicants will be informed of their status by May 4, 2009, at which time additional information will be provided on lodging and directions. When you are notified of your acceptance, a $75 personal check needs to accompany your commitment letter. This check will be returned to you providing that you complete the institute.

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701


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