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 Workshop - October 20, 2014 or October 21, 2014

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 Work-Based Learning Workshop.  This one-day workshop 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.  Please see the workshop agenda for additional information on topics covered.

This workshop is essential for educators, business and industry, and other partners engaged in work-based learning programs that are targeted toward high school age students.  This includes employers, educators, counselors, mentors, work-based learning coordinators, Workforce Development Board Members, Chambers of Commerce, and other persons responsible for youth employment, labor laws, and risk management such as cooperative education coordinators, special education and transition coordinators, placement specialists, and work permit issuing officers.

The workshop will be offered on Monday, October 20, 2014 OR Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  It will be held at Lansing Community College West Campus, Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC), 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI  48917.  The M-TEC phone number is 517-483-9300.

Early bird registration fee is $100 and then 2 weeks before the conference the registration fee will go up to $150.00.


Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. A link to the tentative agenda is available. 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 Debbie Lynch, Past President of MCPA, at lynchd@gowcs.net or (517) 655-2142, Ext. 7400.

To register for Monday, October 20, 2014 click here

To register for Tuesday, October 21, 2014 click here

To print or view the Tentative Agenda, click here

To view or print Directions, click here

To view or print A Map, click here

Accommodations are available at several local hotels.  Click here for a list of options.

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