2018-01-19 National Governors Association

Work-Based Learning Policy Academy Cross-State Meeting

Jan 19, 2018

January 17-19, 2018 | Indianapolis, IN

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a policy academy meeting focused on assisting state workforce and education leaders to scale high-quality work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults. State teams discussed leading practices from peer states and resource providers, refined their action plans and incorporated new strategies and activities into those plans. Sessions at the cross-state meeting helped states develop strategies to identify, measure and assess high-quality programs and embed work-based learning into established systems.

Agenda

Presentations

January 17, 2018

Welcome and Policy Academy Overview

Core Components of High-Quality Work-Based Learning
Speaker:

  • Mike Bartlett, senior policy analyst, Economic Opportunity Division, NGA Center

Developing and Communicating a Vision for Work-Based Learning
Moderator:

  • Rachael Stephens, senior policy analyst, Economic Opportunity Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Kate Kreamer, deputy executive director, Advance CTE
  • Beth Townsend, director, Iowa Workforce Development and Future Ready Iowa Alliance

January 18, 2018

Measuring Work-Based Learning for Success
Moderator:

  • Rachael Stephens, senior policy analyst, Economic Opportunity Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Brennan Parton, director, Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign
  • Kate Akers, executive director, Kentucky Center on Education and Workforce Statistics
  • Dwayne Hobbs, work-based learning specialist, Georgia Department of Education

Highlighting Lessons from Leader States: Indiana 
Moderator:

  • Geoff King, senior policy analyst, Economic Opportunity Division, NGA Center

Speaker:

  • Elizabeth Meguschar, associate chief operating officer, Workforce Education and Training, Department of Workforce Development

Representatives from the following highlighted programs:

  • Mark Melnick, Horizon Education Alliance, Elkhart Community Schools
  • Katie Jenner, sr director of learning, Cub Manufacturing and Engineering Programs, Madison Consolidated Schools
  • Health Sciences Career Academy, EmployIndy and Indianapolis Public Schools
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