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4th Annual Career Clusters Institute

June 12th to 14th, 2006 Phoenix, Arizona

Final Agenda and Speakers List :

Career Clusters Implementation Across the Nation:

Pre-Institute Sessions:

  • Career Clusters 101

    by Lena Trujillo-Chavez

  • Repositioning the High School Business/Marketing Program

    by James Gleason

  • by Linda Scott

  • A New Approach to Health Science Career and academic Development

    by Barbra Orwig

  • Career Clusters 201

    by Pam Kirk

Keynote Address

Concurrent Breakout Session A:
Monday, June 12, 2006, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Concurrent Breakout Session B:
Monday, June 12, 2006, 4:05 PM – 5:05 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions C:
Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions D:
Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 10:40 AM – 11:40 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions E:
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions F:
Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 2:20 PM – 3:20 PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions G:
Wednesday, June 14, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions H:
Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 9:20AM – 10:20 AM

Closing General Session

  • “Helping More Succeed: How Brain Research Supports Career Clusters”

    by Elaine Johnson


Thank you to all of the exhibitors that participated in our 4th Annual Career Clusters Institute. Below is some information highlighting our two Platinum Level exhibitors: ACT,Inc and the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI).

ACT, Inc.

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. These skills are valuable for any occupation – skilled or professional – and at any level of education. WorkKeys assessments measure abilities in three key areas: communications, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. The WorkKeys system also includes a job profiling component, which offers a concrete way to analyze the skills needed for specific jobs and to describe those skills to educators, students, and job applicants. Job profiling meets the validity and fairness requirements of EEOC guidelines. WorkKeys enables educators, individuals, and employers to identify skill gaps and guide training decisions to improve WorkKeys scores when necessary. Training resources are available online and through ACT Centers and WorkKeys partner sites, as well as one-stop career centers, Workforce Investment Act Centers, and school-to-work consortia. Please visit for more information.

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)

NOCTI is a not-for-profit organization with a primary mission to serve all levels of the career technical education field and to assist in developing a world-class workforce. The organization is governed by a consortium of all 50 states and U.S. territories and has over four decades of experience in designing, developing, and delivering occupational competency assessments. We deliver assessments meeting psychometrics standards that utilize the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains of learning to assess competence. NOCTI can facilitate reporting for accountability purposes, but improvement in learning and competence is the ultimate goal. Data driven decision making is enhanced through the detailed analysis provided for administrator, educators, students, and parents; and this is critical in making meaningful instructional improvement. NOCTI’s standardized assessments are based on nationally validated, workplace based standards and include written and performance components. Assessments may also be customized to reflect local or regional industry-based standards. Visit our Website for more information

Gold Level
Applied Technologies
Bridges Transitions, Inc.
Career Communications, Inc.
COIN Educational Products
National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
PCS Edventures
SAVE Corporation
Talent Assessment, Inc.

Silver Level
CareerXplorer International, LLC
National Career Assessment Services, Inc. (NCASI)