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Events and Announcements

MN FastTRAC Convening - held September 19, 2014
These were some of the PowerPoint slides for this event:

  • MN FastTRAC Presentation
  • MN FastTRAC Monitoring Guide Presentation
  • MN Family Investment Program Education Changes Impacting MN FastTRAC
  • First Year Collaboration: Opportunities & Accomplishment 
  • Building Transitions Between Adult Basic Education and Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Postsecondary Education

Federal Agencies Hosted Live Stream Dialogue on Career Pathways
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services hosted a National Dialogue on Career Pathways. 

Federal agency leaders from each Department provided opening remarks on the impact of building effective career pathways can have on our nation’s workforce system. In addition, the Dialogue highlighted strategies and lessons learned from business leaders, state and local practitioners and national policy leaders. Among the featured speakers were Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Labor’s Employment and Training Administration; Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education; Mark Greenburg, Acting Assistance Secretary for Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. They were joined by business leaders, including David L. Casey, Vice President for Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer at CVS Caremark and Maura Banta, Director of Global Citizenship Initiatives at IBM USA, who provided keynote presentations during the event.

National stakeholders representing business, organized labor, education, workforce and health and human services agencies were encouraged to host events in conjunction with the broadcast, with the help of national Viewing Party Guide. Leading career pathways states and local areas, such as Colorado, Kansas, and Charlotte, NC were highlighted as well as innovative career pathways practices from organizations like Instituto del Progreso Latino in Chicago, IL and Wider Opportunities for Women.


Minnesota's FastTRAC program is getting some press—local and national—these days. Take a look: 

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