Career readiness is a lifelong process guided by the principles of awareness, exploration and preparation. As educators, how can we provide the support that each student needs to find the "best fit" in terms of his/her career pathway? The answer requires a systematic, districtwide K-12 vision involving teachers, counselors, career development facilitators, administrators and parents working together to provide a series of career focused experiences. The Oakland Career Readiness Conference brings education professionals together with this purpose in mind.
• How to develop and strengthen industry partnerships to support your district’s career readiness vision.
• Examples of career readiness activities currently implemented in surrounding local districts proven to support students.
• The skills and abilities that various local employers view as critical to the success of your students in the jobs of the future.
• How to maximize career related funding resources to support district career readiness efforts.