Advancing College and Career Readiness: Preparing Adult Learners for the Future of Work

The NCTN’s annual national conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA on November 12 – 14, 2018. The conference’s theme is Advancing College and Career Readiness: Preparing Adult Learners for the Future of Work.

Dr. Paul Osterman, the NTU Professor of Human Resources and Management at M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, is the featured keynote speaker. Dr. Osterman will speak on the future of work.

The 2018 conference continues our tradition of providing a forum for adult education, workforce development, and postsecondary educators, advisors, and administrators to learn from experts and each other, and to affirm a shared commitment to educational and economic opportunity for adult learners.


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On November 13, Paul Osterman will deliver a keynote about the future of work. Osterman is the NTU Professor of Human Resources and Management at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and the Department of Urban Planning, M.I.T. He recently published Who Will Care For Us? Long Term Care and the Long Term Care Workforce, and he has written numerous academic journal articles and policy issue papers on topics such as the organization of work within firms, labor market policy, and economic development.


Join this conversation about policies and practices that can align and strengthen resources, services, and student outcomes.


Panelists will share emerging best practices and national initiatives in which new technologies are helping adult learners overcome traditional barriers to college and career advancement.

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