National Center for College and Career Transitions

Every Teen with a Dream and a Plan

The National Center for College and Career Transitions, or NC3T, has a twofold mission: “Every Teen with a Dream and a Plan, and Every Community with a Capable, Ready Workforce.” The organization works to connect schools, postsecondary institutions, and employers in order to introduce students to the array of options available to them, and to help them prepare for the types of opportunities for which they are best suited.

NC3T provides planning, coaching, technical assistance and tools to help community-based leadership teams plan and implement their college-career pathway systems.

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Pathways System Design

NC3T is heavily focused on helping communities, regions, and states design & build comprehensive career/college pathways models, and can help you create a vision, build relationships, and implement your plans.

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Partnership Tools & Training

Effective CTE and college/career pathways programs require strong and sustainable employer partnerships to inform instruction and help students make real-world connections. NC3T’s resources, workshops, and coaching can help.

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CTE Clinic

NC3T has partnered with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) to offer a suite of consulting services to address the pressing issues faced by CTE program leaders.

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NC3T Workshops at Achieving Excellence in CTE: The National Career Clusters Institute

Hans Meeder, President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions, gave three workshops at the “Achieving Excellence in... Read More →

Webinar Series, part 4 – Integrating STEM Education into Your Pathways Efforts

K-12 schools play a critical role in ensuring that our students are as well educated in STEM (science, technology, engineering,... Read More →

Academies of Nashville Webinar Series, part 2

Regional Planning and Structures to Support and Sustain the Academies of Nashville NC3T in partnership with Drexel University Graduate School... Read More →

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