It is with great pleasure that the Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative* invites you to participate in our 2ndAnnual (Virtual) Career Technical Education Symposium, September 28-29th, 2021
Our first virtual symposium was held in the Spring of 2021 and was initially planned as an in-person event at Las Positas College for our Tri-Valley K-14 stakeholders from the three unified school districts, the college, and Tri-Valley ROP. The pandemic upended those plans and forced a shift in our thinking and in the delivery of the content. We quickly pivoted to a virtual program and extended an invitation to the wider SF Bay Area K-14 education practitioners. We firmly believe that this has been one of the silver linings that COVID has provided us: Virtual conferences require no travel for attendees or presenters and have the capacity to reach monumentally more people. We are opening our Symposium up to our valued local and regional business partners and future partners, as well.
The Tri-Valley is fortunate to have a business community that consistently supports our programs, and we hope you will join us for the Symposium to learn more about Career Technical Education, your future talent pipeline, and employer engagement opportunities in the Tri-Valley. We have a dynamic schedule of presentations and interactive breakout sessions that are as engaging and applicable to our business partners as they are to education professionals. Please visit our website to see a list of our speakers and their backgrounds. The breakout schedule and descriptions will be added soon. Note that all the sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for 30 days following the Symposium. It is necessary to register to attend and have access to the recordings.
We are committed to keeping our programs relevant and engaging for all students. There are many ways for your company to help us by sharing your needs and expectations. Work-based learning opportunities enable students to apply what they learn in the classroom to the world of work outside the classroom. Opportunities like guest speakers and field trips benefit multiple students at once; mentoring, mock interviews and work experiences are more individualized, and perhaps more meaningful to students. Employer participation on pathway advisory committees is another way for local employers to be engaged and ensure the pipeline of future employees have the skill sets needed to be successful.
If you have any questions about the Symposium or would like to explore engagement opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact me.We look forward to having you join us!
*The Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative (TEC) is a 30-year partnership between Dublin, Livermore Valley Joint, and Pleasanton Unified School Districts, Las Positas College, Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program (TVROP), and business and industry members that seeks to ensure students learn and apply the academic thinking, interpersonal skills, and personal qualities needed to ensure post-high school success. TEC provides ongoing professional development for CTE teachers and faculty four times a year and holds an end of year celebration highlighting student and program successes each May. Our first two symposiums were made possible with K12Strong Workforce funding and are an extension of that professional development. We look forward to identifying partners who could help us continue the tradition in the future.