Get Smart on technical career pathways for students: Industry and education partnerships

October 14, 2021


How has technical education changed and why should parents, students, businesses and communities consider a technical career pathway an important opportunity?

Join Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director of the National Coalition of Certification Centers and G.A. Buie, Executive Director for the United School Administrators of Kansas and Kansas School Superintendents Association, as they uncover how education and industry are partnering to fill significant openings in the technical career job pipeline:

  • How are they overcoming parents’ misconceptions about a technical education?
  • On the academic side, how are businesses and industry enabling technical schools to incorporate the latest technology?

These experts explore how innovations such as drone technology that fertilize crops with precision are transforming industry and community culture -- while driving students in these rural communities to study and work close to home.