This four-part webinar series will inform participants about  stackable credentials, the importance of high school and community college partnerships, discuss ways to support students to and through stackable credential programs, and empower  professionals to map out credential pathways within their own communities.

Series Dates: May 2021

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Roadmap to Opportunity Webinar Series

Webinar recordings are listed in order by date of occurrence. 

Roadmap to Relationships: Building Strong Relationships Between High Schools and Community Colleges

Recorded: May 4

Presenters: Amanda Blanchette, president, Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling; Kim DeLand, school counselor, Yale High School; Sarah Gammans, MACAC president elect and director of school counseling, Northview High School; Tom Kephart, director of admissions and marketing, St. Clair County Community College; and Jessica Steward, assistant director of admissions, St. Clair County Community College. 

MCAN's Roadmap to Opportunity website provides practitioners with a tool for supporting students as they plan for their futures. In this webinar, the first of a four-part series, panelists will discuss the importance of building relationships between high schools and community colleges and provide practical tips for keeping those relationships strong.

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Roadmap to Readiness: Preparing Your Students for Stackable Postsecondary Pathways

Recorded: May 11

Presenters: Alandis Baker, academic advisor with the Center for Academic and Career Pathways, Lansing Community College; Matt Dunham, professor of HVAC/R Technology, Lansing Community College; and Rob Edwards, media development specialist, Lansing Community College

MCAN's Roadmap to Opportunity website provides practitioners with a tool for supporting students as they plan for their future. In this webinar, participants will learn about the academic skills and other abilities students need to succeed in stackable credential pathways. They will also learn how secondary school counselors can help prepare students for such pathways. Hear from Lansing Community College faculty members in HVAC/R and digital media programs, as well as an academic adviser from the college, for an inside scoop on student readiness and success!

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Roadmap to Graduation: Supporting Students to and Through Stackable Credentials

Recorded: May 20

Presenters: Eric S. Bennett, academic advisor, Center for Academic and Career Pathways, Lansing Community College; Meghan Kathleen Block, director, Elementary Education program, Central Michigan University; Dr. Vikki Gordon, apprentice coordinator, Macomb Community College; Cassandra Hansel, senior associate director of Michigan operations, Central Michigan University—Global Campus; Gary King, associate dean, Center for Academic and Career Pathways,  Lansing Community College; Leah Melichar, director of k-12 operations, Lansing Community College; and Lucas Schrauben, director of secondary programs, Holt High School 

MCAN's Roadmap to Opportunity site provides practitioners with a practical tool for supporting students as they plan for their future. In this webinar, participants will learn about the ways community college professionals support students through certificate and degree programs, as well as the ways secondary school counselors can talk to students about pursuing stackable credentials. Panelists will simplify and describe stackable and transfer pathways that can lead students to fulfilling careers in many fields!

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Road Mapping Your Community: Identifying Stackable Pathways in Your Area

Recorded: May 25

Presenters: Autumn Kearney, strategy manager for high school innovation, MCAN, and Jamie Jacobs, deputy director, MCAN 

MCAN's Roadmap to Opportunity website provides practitioners with a tool for supporting students as they plan for their futures. In this final webinar of the four-part series, MCAN staff will outline the process by which counselors and advisers can map out stackable programs in their communities.

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