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CCL In.Sight., is meant to support local education, business and community leaders in their work by exploring what’s happening in communities and schools across the United States related to Career Connected Learning.  We’ll explore key trends and practices, with a focus on what’s working, what’s promising, and what’s coming down the road.


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Career and Life Readiness

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We talk a lot about career and life readiness here at NC3T. Given the desperate need from industry for capable workers, a lot of time we, and our local/state/national partners hone in immediately on the career part of that phrase. …

At the National Career Academy Coalition conference which I attended this week in balmy Houston, TX, I gathered two nuggets regarding the use of data I wanted to pass along. You know, in education today, it is de rigueur to …

Did You Hear What I Said?

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I’m in the process of developing a new web app – it’s still a semi-secret, one which we’ll be unveiling in a few weeks. While we’re not ready to tell people about what it does yet, I do want to …

There are all kinds of approaches to Career Connected Learning. Some of these are formal initiatives, such as CTE programs of study, Pathways programs such as career academies, or Career Technical Student Organizations. There are others that are simpler, “one-shot” …

This week in Rapid City, South Dakota, I helped facilitate an excellent working session with the local pathways task force and a group of over 60 local employers.  These employers represented the breadth of the local economy. We started off …

Find Your Own Way

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This has nothing – and everything – to do with education. First, watch to the two minute video clip below: Hawaiian Singer Willie K Sings National Anthem If you’re like me, you probably ended up watching this more than once, …

I was recently at the National Career Pathways Network conference in Louisville Kentucky, and had a great time presenting along with hearing several excellent presentations.  Take a look at the conference site and consider attending for next year. http://www.ncpn.info/downloads/ncpn_2018_program_book_web.pdf At …

In many, maybe even most cases, partnerships are made as verbal agreements and sealed with a handshake. That’s not surprising: partnerships are built on trust, with both sides operating with good intentions and in good faith. But good faith aside, …

I talk to people all over the country about advisory boards as part of my work on employer engagement, and I have learned that there are a lot of boards out there that are not serving their purpose. Most states …

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