Volume 3, Issue 2 |March 2022
Join us for this free
Spring 2022 Webinar Series
Preparing Technicians will host a series of free 30-minute webinars.

Skilled technical workers of the future will need to function well in the diverse platforms and systems that drive multiple sectors. We hope this series will develop your understanding of the Future of Work, the implications for your program, and how you can prepare for the challenge.

For more information or to register, visit our website.
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Preparing for Emerging Industry 4.0 Skills
Michael Lesiecki, Senior Consultant, CORD

The skills landscape is always evolving and changes quickly. How can an educator keep pace? The workplace of the future will require technicians who are able to navigate complex workplace environments in which existing jobs are constantly evolving and new jobs are being created (Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work, Project Details). This article focuses on emerging technical skills associated with Industry 4.0.

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Opportunities and Events
National Career Pathways Network (NCPN)
Hosts Free Webinar
The Counselor's Role in Career Pathways
March 10, 2022, 10:00 AM CST

The role of the high school and college counselors and career navigators has changed as schools and institutions have adopted career pathways. Panelists representing secondary and postsecondary perspectives will describe their changing roles and responsibilities in this environment, including collaborating with workforce faculty and how it benefits their students and other stakeholders.

To register, visit the NCPN website.
HI-TEC: A National Conference on Advanced Technological Education - Register Today
Don't miss the 2022 HI-TEC conference on July 25–28 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah!

Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program, HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with preparing America’s skilled technical workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy. For more information visit the website.
NCPN Connect 2022 Conference
Call for Presenters
Make plans to attend NCPN Connect 2022 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, October 20-22! This in-person event presented by the National Career Pathways Network will include keynotes, breakout sessions, networking for attendees, and more. Conference strands cover: Career Counseling, Development, and Advising; Teaching and Learning; Designing/Delivering Programs; Establishing/Growing Partnerships; and Workforce Development. The call for presenters deadline is March 31.

For more information visit the NCPN Connect 2022 website.
Listen to Our Podcast

Podcast Guest:
Phil Gilkes
Regional Maintenance Manager, Dollar Tree Distribution Centers

 Podcast Guest
Phil Gilkes
Regional Maintenance Manager, Dollar Tree Distribution Centers
Phil Gilkes shares his extensive knowledge about the trends and transitions in the Supply Chain Automation industry and the need for technicians to understand operating systems efficiency.
Phil also gives insight into how education and employers are responding in order to equip technicians with the skills they’ll need to succeed in the industry.
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Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF DUE #1839567. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.