COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 53
March 8, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Secondary/Postsecondary Counselors/Educators Workshop


  The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with
  the Virginia Community College System and Virginia
  Employment Commission, is sponsoring one-day workshops,
  "Improving Career Decision Making (ICDM): Preparing for the
  Changing Nature of Work."  Secondary and postsecondary
  counselors, teachers, and coordinators will be invited to
  participate in one of the ten planned workshops.
  
  Each workshop session will present information on massive
  economic, technological, and social changes affecting the
  public education system.  Special emphasis will be placed on
  the vast array of labor market information and the use of
  this information for making career decisions.  Topics will
  address employers' expectations; linking career development
  with economic growth; development of business/education
  cooperation; and updates of career development programs,
  products, and services available.
  
  Secondary/postsecondary counselors, teachers, and
  administrators from local school divisions are invited to
  participate in a workshop in your area.  The workshops will
  begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 3:00 p.m. at the
  following locations:
     
  April 23   4-H Camp Center, Abingdon
  April 24   A. R. Burton Tech, Roanoke
  April 25   Ingleside Hotel, Staunton
  May 7      Eastern Shore Community College, Melfa
  May 8      Holiday Inn, Hampton
  May 9      Southern Piedmont Agriculture Resource &
             Extension Center, Blackstone     
  May 13     Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg
  May 14     Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg
  May 15     Henrico Government Center, Parham Road, Henrico
  May 16     Holiday Inn Airport, Richmond
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  There will be a $15.00 registration fee that covers lunch
  and breaks for each participant.  Workshop registration
  materials will be mailed to each school division.   If you
  have questions or need additional information, please
  contact Dr. Kay Brown, Specialist for Career Connections, 
  804/225-2057.
  
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