Career Education and Work Standards Symposium

Career Education and Work Standards Symposium

An event for York County educators focused on the Career Education and Work Standards. This event encourages empowerment by providing each educator in attendance with valuable resources and tools to adapt to the grade level in which they specialize.  Event registration is open to all teachers K-12 affiliated with our K-12 Partner Schools.

The 2023 YCAL Career Education and Work Standards Symposium will take place on Thursday October 19, 2023 at York County School of Technology. Arrival, check-in, and dinner will begin as early as 4:00PM, with the event officially starting at 5:00PM. The event will wrap-up at 7:30PM.

This is an event for York County educators, focused on Career Education and Work Standards, which are vital to a school’s plan for students’ career readiness.

The Symposium is open to all K-12 Educators from YCAL Partner Schools/Districts. This event encourages empowerment and the integration of career education into all grade levels and curriculum within our K-12 schools. Attendees will participate in breakout groups by their designated grade level and be provided with valuable resources to utilize in their classrooms in the spirit of collaboration.

Please click the following link to register:

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October 2023 Electronic Resources

Breakout SessionPresenter(s)File Link
ExposureChristopher Fake (Spring Grove Area School District)
Jennifer Dugan (Spring Grove Area School District)
File 1: ““Trade Show” – Using Your School District’s Resources (Students Teaching Students)
ExperienceMark Miller (Cedar Cliff High School)
Lori Perrin (Dairy Farmers of America))
File 1: Experience
File 2: Welcome to Dairy Farmers of America
EmployabilityJocelyn Ruppert (Susquehannock High School)
Audrey Reeves (Susquehannock High School)
File 1: Intern: The Development and Impact of Career Practicum

October 2023 Symposium Photo Gallery

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February 2023 Symposium

February 2023 Electronic Resources

(Please note not all presenters have electronics resources and some are unable to share them public download/viewing)

Grade LevelPresenter(s) OrganizationResource(s)
K-5Abbey Lichtenberg, Educational Technology Staff DeveloperLincoln Intermediate Unit #12File #1
(Google Link)
K-5Jeff Remington, STEM Outreach LiaisonPenn State UniversityFile #1
(Google Link)
K-5LaQuinn Thompson, Youth Director and FounderYWCA and The B.E.A.S.T. InitiativeFile #1
(PPT Download)
6-8Melissa Longenberger, Executive DirectorYork Builders Association Workforce NOW FoundationFile #1
(PPT Download)
6-8Ashley Miserandino, Youth Talent Development SpecialistPA CareerLink York CountyFile #1
(PPT Download)
6-8Becky Rentzel, Epic Principal Trainer &
Lauren Abejo, BSN, RN, Systems Analyst
UPMCFile #1
(PPT Download)
9-12Kevin Appnel, Executive DirectorYork County Alliance for LearningN/A
9-12Pam Scott, Career CoordinatorRed Lion Area High SchoolN/A
9-12John Stearns, Director of Curriculum Design &
Scott Rogers, Director
York County School of TechnologyFile #1
(PPT Download)
Admin.Joseph Bass, Apprenticeship and Training Representative &
Danielle Demirovic, Pre-Apprenticeship Program Manager
State Department Office of Apprentice and TrainingFile #1
(PPT Download)
Admin.Laura Fridirici, Career Readiness AdvisorPA Department of EducationFile #1 (Industry-Recognized Credentials PDF Link)
File #2 (Remake Learning PDF Link)
File #3 (PPT Download)
Admin.James Sterner, Assistant PrincipalSusquehannock High SchoolN/A
N/APanel Participant SlidesYCALFile #1
(PPT Download)
N/ADinner SlideshowYCALFile #1
(Google Link)

February 2023 Symposium Photo Gallery