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Posted on: January 13, 2012

Governor’s Career Readiness Summit to be live-streamed

Registration for the 2012 Governor’s Career Readiness Summit set for 8:30 a.m., Jan. 18, has reached capacity and is now closed.

Because of the overwhelming response to the summit, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback today announced that an audio feed for the summit will be streamed live online.

The stream can be accessed at:

The summit will be an opportunity for local and national education leaders and other stakeholders to discuss strategies for improving career readiness. The summit will include presentations from:

--Donna Deeds, executive director, Center for Advanced Professional Studies at the Blue Valley School District.
--Steve Anderson, ACT.
--Sherry Adrian, incoming president, Oklahoma Association of Career and Technical Education.
--David Patterson, principal, Hutchinson Career and Technical Education Academy.

Following the presentations, Brownback will lead a roundtable discussion and question and answer session.

The roundtable discussion will include:

--Dr. Diane DeBacker, Kansas commissioner of education.
--Caleb Asher, Kansas Department of Commerce.
--Dr. Andy Thompkins, Kansas Board of Regents.
--Karin Brownlee, secretary, Kansas Department of Labor
--Richard Taylor, president, Central and Western Kansas Building and Construction Trades Council and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 441
--Tony Kinkel, Wichita Area Technical College
--Dr. Carl Heilman, Barton County Community College

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