Session information

Date: *

March 7, 2018
Room: *Turnberry
Time: *3:45 pm-4:45 pm



Session Type:

Levels: Middle/Jr. High
Audiences: Guidance Counselors


Explore Nontraditional Careers: A Toolkit to Increase Access and Success for Students in CTE and STEM


Industry and government are calling for diversity in high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand CTE and STEM programs and pathways, in order to grow the economy and innovate in a complex inter-connected world. Many of the occupations and career fields these programs lead to are stubbornly sex-segregated because of cultural stereotypes and cultural norms that have discouraged students from pursuing them. Join the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) to learn a framework with specific activities that will assist secondary and community college faculty, administrators, counselors, and other staff in increasing the participation, persistence, and completion of students in nontraditional career preparation programs. Participants will receive NAPE's Explore Nontraditional Careers toolkit, which is filled with specific lesson plans and activities that can be used with educators and students. Come to this program to learn how to increase access, equity, and diversity in CTE and STEM.


Aimee Julian, Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support, Normal
Ben Williams, National Alliance for Partnerships and Equity,

* Date, Time, and Room are subject to change. Use the program book at the conference for the most up to date information