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					    October 14, 2010 @ PCC Rock Creek--Bldg 9 Room 112A 4pm-7pm

Dear HS counselors and advisors, and PCC Perkins-funded staff;

I would like to invite you to participate in the Fall Share Fair event where HS and PCC
Perkins-funded staff can meet and share challenges, opportunities, and barriers for high
school students in career and technical education classes in preparing them for their
transitions to a postsecondary institution and their future careers.

This will be the first of two work sessions focused on building a community of practice for
counselors and advisors at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. We will meet
October 14 at the PCC Rock Creek Campus from 4pm to 7pm. We will plan for a
November check in and an early Spring Share Fair share out session.

Our premise for this project is that PCC Perkins-funded staff deal with specific CTE
issues around learning, college, and career challenges and barriers. The fall work
session will be a three-hour guided discussion and work time around current challenges
for both the high school and postsecondary students. The outcome for this session will
be to develop an action plan of strategies, activities and resources the high school
counselor can use in preparing students for postsecondary training.

We will have a check in during the winter either via blog, e-mail or other technology that
allows us to share where we are at without physically meeting.

The spring session will be to share successes and challenges that came out of the
action plan. A PCC Outreach and Orientation Coordinator(s) will be invited to share
orientation materials and resources with HS counselors. The outcome for the spring
session will be new strategies that can be used in encouraging high school students to
enter a high wage, high skill, high demand career and plan for their postsecondary
education and training.

This opportunity is being funded by Perkins dollars that are targeted to student support
services. This is a joint project between Portland Community College and PAVTEC. We
are able to offer an $85 stipend and light refreshments for a Fall and a Spring Fair
Share.

If you would like to participate, RSVP to Jacqlyn Proper at <jstephan@pcc.edu> by
Sept. 30, 2010. If you have questions e-mail or call me, Lynn Wilson-Dean, PAVTEC
Program Manager, at Lynn.wilsondean@pcc.edu or 503 614 7735.

Please feel free to share the details of this exciting event with other staff who might be
interested.


If you would like to help with the planning of this event, or have an idea for a guest
speaker for either the Fall or Spring Fair Share, please call or e-mail me
immediately.

				
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