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Representatives of MOV Community and Technical College/Tech-Prep Consortia attend national career pathways conference.CONTACT: Marie Foster Gnage, WVU Parkersburg president and MOV CTC Consortium facilitator, 304-424-8200.Diane Braun, MOV Tech-Prep Consortium coordinator, 304-684-7842FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Five representatives of the Mid-Ohio Valley Community and Technical College/MOV Tech-Prep Consortia recently attended the 2007 National Career Pathways Network’s annual conference held in Louisville.
NCPN is a member organization for educators and employers involved in advancement of career pathways, tech prep and related educational initiatives.
MOV Consortia members who attended the conference were Dennis Carpenter, director of the Roane-Jackson Technical Center; John Gorrell, director of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Jackson County Center; Violet Mosser, WVU Parkersburg senior admissions counselor; Joseph Super, superintendent of Pleasants County Schools, and Diane Braun, MOV Tech-Prep Consortium coordinator.
During the four-day conference, MOV Consortia members participated in various workshops on such topics as building partnerships with high schools and the role of the community college in easing student transitions; educating Generation Y; increasing educational options in healthcare, and partnering to deliver educational opportunities.
The MOV Consortia include representatives of WVU Parkersburg; public vocational-technical education centers in Tyler, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wood, Wirt, Jackson and Roane counties, county school superintendents from those counties, and representatives of the Region IV Workforce Investment Board.
The Consortia are involved in coordinating efforts in member counties to develop unified initiatives designed to integrate secondary and post-secondary curricula. The goal is to develop programs targeted to meet regional labor market needs through seamless curricula implementations and provide opportunities for public and higher education students to prepare for in-demand occupations.