• Career Ready Boot Camp


    The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is pleased to announce a one-day 6-hour train-the-trainer boot camp (Act 48) designed to assist districts in meeting the statewide postsecondary attainment 2025 goal of 60 percent of Pennsylvanians with a postsecondary credential, certificate, or degree. Training will include the following:

    • Career Readiness and Workforce in PA (Career Education and Work Standards)
    • Industry-Based Learning
    • Stakeholder and Workforce Partnerships
    • Classroom and Workforce Alignment
    • Supporting Resources

    The goal of this training is the development of an action plan that utilizes stakeholder and workforce partnerships to expand the classroom to career connections and build school wide momentum for career readiness.  Team members will be poised to provide support in the implementation of the action plan.

    Link to Career Ready Boot Camp Presentation


    Teacher in the Workplace

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is pleased to announce an Act 48 training from the Career Readiness State Training (CRST) team.  The purpose of this training is to assist educators with the "how-to's" of planning a Teacher in the Workplace experience.  This training is geared to first-time educators who have little or no experience in Teacher in the Workplace professional development.  The training aligns to the Targeted Grant priorities of aligning workforce needs using labor data, creating industry partnerships, best grant writing practices, and connecting the experience to student outcomes in work-based learning opportunities.  As a result of this training, leadership teams will be poised to better participate in Teacher in the Workplace experiences to develop sustainable partnerships and align academic content to workforce needs to prepare students for postsecondary success.

    Link to Teacher in the Workplace Presentation.


    Ask the Liaison Webinar - Resource Rescue!

    Audience:  Teachers, Counselors

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is pleased to announce a two-hour virtual training session (Act 48) designed to assist districts in meeting evidence requirements for the Career Readiness Indicator and the Industry-Based Learning Indicator.  Educators will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into existing free classroom resources, SAS, and the Career Ready PA Coalition websites to support career readiness and work-based learning. Your regional Career Ready PA liaison will guide you through the process, as well as provide technical support.

    The goal of this training is to further develop a repository of resources to support the Career Readiness and Industry-Based Learning Indicators with the support of the Career Ready PA Regional Liaison in each of the 10 Career Ready PA Regions.  To identify your regional liaison or Career Ready Region, click on the interactive map here.  Your liaison will also provide registration information.