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What is the Careers Conference about?
The Careers Conference, now in its 28th year, is designed to serve everyone and anyone who is involved with career development, careers education, and related fields. This national conference presents learning opportunities
at all levels, from a basic introduction
for those starting
out... to the very latest practices, strategies, and resources for those who are advanced
in the field.
The conference is hosted by the Center
on Education and Work
at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Over the years, the Careers Conference has developed a reputation as a conference that delivers quality training to professionals who are interested in enhancing their skills and resources for serving students and adults in all aspects of career planning, lifelong career development, job search strategies, and transition assistance.
What Makes the Careers Conference Unique?
Unlike many conferences, the Careers Conference provides practical
information you can put to use. This is truly a conference for practitioners...
the individuals who work directly or indirectly to provide career development services
to youth and adults of all ages and abilities.
When asked what they most appreciated about the Careers Conference, past participants
most often tell us that it is the diversity of the conference
sessions and topics that sets the conference apart from similar events.
Get Set to Be Re-energized
With so many sessions to choose from, including featured and keynote sessions presented by leaders in the field, you'll leave the Careers Conference with a wealth of new ideas, strategies, and best practices that you can put to use immediately. Don't let the "mid-winter slump" defeat you. At Careers Conference 2014, you'll be re-ignited with passion to help you go back to the classroom or office with a boost of enthusiasm, as well as new tools and resources.
What are the Conference Goals?
The Careers Conference is designed to:
- Highlight the lifelong career development needs of students and adults
- Address the needs of young people exploring career options in School-to-Career,
Tech Prep, apprenticeship, and work-based education programs
- Connect education with business and industry to enable School-to-Career transition
- Focus on adults of all ages seeking education, training, job relocation, or development
of new job skills to advance in their careers
- Place special emphasis on using technology in career development and counseling