Michigan Career Placement Association

Students Holding Question MarkThe Michigan Career Placement Association is a professional organization whose goal is to provide direction, placement, and leadership services to all personnel who assist in the placement of all students into work-based learning experiences.

Services to the employing community and to students, graduates, out-of-school youth, and adults is based on individual needs.  The placement process must maintain the highest standards of quality, integrity, and efficiency to the benefit of employers and the various client groups.

Work-Based Learning Summer Workshop - June 2014

June 17-19, 2014
The Henry Center, Lansing, Michigan
(near Michigan State University)

The Michigan Career Placement Association (MCPA) with the support of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Office of Career and Technical Education is once again offering our annual summer Work-Based Learning Conference.  This two-day conference will provide an overview of key information and point to additional resources, which are useful when designing structured, well-organized programs at the workplace for students.  The conference is essential for educators, business and industry, and other partners engaged in work-based learning programs that are targeted toward high school age students.

The summer conference will be located at The James B. Henry Center at 3535 Forest Road in Lansing.  The registration fee will be $150.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  If you’ve never been to the Henry Center, the facility, technology and food are amazing.

A great benefit of the summer conference that all attendees enjoy is the networking time with other coordinators and the sharing of best practices.  There are breaks built into the agenda to allow for time to collaborate with your colleagues and have small group discussions.    Be sure to bring your laptop or tablet and get ready to receive a lot of resources to take back with you!

We will again be offering a pre-conference session this year.  The session will be on Web 2.0 tools relevant for career placement coordinators, educators and students. Participants will receive URLs, descriptions, and ideas about how to use them. The presenter will be Eileen Dittmar. Eileen is a national and international speaker on technologies and online learning. This session will be held from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on June 17, the night before the conference starts.  The registration fee is $30.   Click here for a description of the pre-conference session, pesented by Dr. Eileen Dittmar,  SPARK Career Placement Success

Accommodations are available at the adjoining Candlewood Suites.  To contact the hotel for reservations, please call (517) 351-8181. The rooms are currently being renovated and will be completed prior to our conference.  The group rate for the conference is $94.00 for a studio suite or $124.00 for a 1-bedroom suite.  There is a block of rooms being held for the conference on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights until May 17.

The University Club of MSU is adjacent to the Henry Center and Candlewood Suites.  Guests of the Candlewood Suites have access to the University Club.  This includes access to a large swimming pool, tennis courts, golf, and dining at the Mingle Restaurant or Mixx Lounge.  There is also a Fitness Center and Spa with state-of-the-art equipment for a $10 daily access charge.   Please look at www.universityclubofmsu.org  for more details.   The Henry Center sits on the Forest Akers Golf Course.  This world-class facility offers two 18-hole championship golf courses and a remarkable, nationally ranked 20-acre practice area known as the Golf Center.

The registration link and agenda are now available . A confirmation email with a receipt or invoice, map, and driving directions will be sent after your online registration is received.  Michigan State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) may be available to those who attend the entire workshop. You will be required to sign in and out and complete the documentation needed at the end of the day to receive the SCECHs.

Please contact Ferris State University Conference and Professional Services at (231) 591-2340 with questions regarding online registration. If you have further questions regarding the conference or MCPA, please contact Lisa Bartell, Past-President of MCPA, at lbartell@kresa.org or (269) 250-9306.

To register for the Conference  click here

To view or print Agenda  click here

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