National Center for College and Career Transitions

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.

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Pathways System Design

NC3T assists communities, regions, and states in planning and designing comprehensive career and college pathway systems. Our highly experienced team guides clients through the entire process from developing a vision, building key stakeholder relationships, and implementing your plan.

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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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NC3T has published several books to support your pathways planning and implementation. Our latest book, The Power and Promise of Pathways by Hans Meeder is now available and promises to be the go-to resource for forward thinking educators seeking to develop or expand a pathways system. Learn about this book here.

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The highly anticipated Pathways guide book by Hans Meeder is now available to order.

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What’s New

Bucks County Times Article Featuring NC3T, May 9, 2018: Just last week, the Bucks County Times featured NC3T in a new article that highlighted the recent workshop at The Middle Bucks Institute of Technology that was conducted by NC3t’s president, Hans Meeder and Joann Hudak an NC3T education consultant. The workshop focused on the importance of connecting high school education and the workforce. Read the article here.

2018 Western Pathways Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, May 30th  – June 1st: The conference focuses on how building an education and workforce development system that will prepare young adults for careers leading to economic independence. It is a must-attend event for state and national leaders from business, education, government, and philanthropy; where they gather to share knowledge, experience, ideas, and best practices. While you are at this conference, you might consider attending a pre-conference workshop, entitled, “Developing a College and Career Pathways System” presented by Hans Meeder, NC3T President, on May 30th.

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GACTE Summer Leadership Conference July 15th-17th, Athens, GA: The Georgia ACTE will host its annual summer leadership conference at the Classics Center in Athens, GA. Hans Meeder, President of NC3T, has been invited to host a post-conference seminar on July 18th. During this workshop, Hans will walk participants through a simple process to start planning a pathways system and beginning the Career-Connected Learning transformation. The session will help attendees to hone their knowledge and ability, to strengthen ties to business and industry, and position CTAE as a respected leader in their district leader for strategies that help all students. Please visit this link for more information:

2018 Missouri ACTE Conference, July 23rd-26th, Springfield, MO: The Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education will be hosting a conference this summer which will present useful information on the importance of post-secondary education and a Pathways approach to education. Hans Meeder, President of NC3T, will be putting on two Power and Promise of Pathways workshops which will address “The Why” aspect and focus on the information and action needed to lead an effective pathways initiative in schools, colleges, and/or communities as well as how to create a system with an action plan to implement. His second session will address “The How” aspect and walk participants through a step-by-step approach to build and implement a sustainable pathway system and learn how current school and college initiatives may be integrated into the pathways system.

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