Seamless WBL

Every Learner with a Dream and a Plan

The National Center for College and Career Transitions, or NC3T, has a twofold mission: “Every Learner 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, as well as a range of tools and other services to help schools and colleges provide every student with an opportunity to participate in Career Connected Learning.

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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Career Connected Learning Planning & Consulting

Through its consulting and coaching services, NC3T helps school districts, communities, regions, and states design and build high quality Pathway Programs and Comprehensive Pathway Systems. We can help you develop your vision, build needed community relationships, and implement your plans.

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Workshops & Keynotes

NC3T expert speakers and professional development consultants are available to keynote events or lead workshops on several topics related to pathways and partnerships.

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Seamless Work Based Learning

Seamless WBL is a web-based program that helps you find partners, create and manage your work-based learning activities, run your advisory board, and report on all activities by educator, school, or partner.

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Latest Posts from CCL In.Sight., the NC3T Blog

Our blog is meant to support local education, business and community leaders in their work by exploring what’s happening in communities and schools across the United States related to Career Connected Learning.

  • The Partners We Always Forget
    by Brett Pawlowski June 18, 2019

    When people talk about finding partners, they’re either explicitly or implicitly talking about industry partners – those businesses in the area that employ students in the fields they’re studying. If your sole focus is on industry partners, you’re probably overlooking a […] Read More →

  • The Connection of Character to Career and Life Readiness
    by Hans Meeder June 13, 2019

    I recently listened to an amazing podcast on how teaching ‘character’ is missing from public education. This has a direct link to preparing our youth with Career Connected Learning. The podcast is Hidden Brain, hosted by NPR’s Shankar Vedantam. In this episode, he interviewed […] Read More →

  • Learn From the Best
    by Brett Pawlowski June 11, 2019

    For several years, I helped put on an annual awards ceremony for principals in Tennessee. The awards were based on schools’ TVAAS scores (the state’s measure of value-added performance), with the highest-performing elementary and middle schools in the state receiving cash awards, […] Read More →

  • Summertime Work – Planning Your CTE Comprehensive Needs Assessment
    by Hans Meeder June 6, 2019

    My colleague Brett Pawlowski recently talked about important lessons drawn from the sports world: “Go where the ball is going to be,” and “Know what you’re going to do once you get the ball.” These are great ideas to keep in mind, particularly if you are tasked with […] Read More →

  • Sports Lessons From Dad
    by Brett Pawlowski June 4, 2019

    Growing up, my Dad was a sports nut, and most of my life lessons came in the form of sports metaphors. Two that I heard often, and that stick with me to this day, are: ·Go to where the ball is going to be, not where it is; and ·Know what you’re going to do […] Read More →

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