About the Summit
More than ever, educators and employers across the globe see college and career readiness as a critical part of student success. But the readiness movement often inspires more questions than answers. Do college and career forces complement or compete with one another? Is college and career readiness a fad, or is it a sustainable movement? Is a traditional liberal arts program compatible with the 21st-century job market?
Even the very definition of college and career readiness is up for debate – leading to much of the confusion and contradiction at the core of the movement.
The 2017 Summit, sponsored by College For Every Student, Trinity College Dublin and the GE Foundation, will focus on defining what readiness is, answering these persistent questions and developing strategies to help our young people reach not only their educational goals, but their career ones as well.
The College & Career Readiness Summit will gather 50 corporate, philanthropic, and higher education leaders and policy makers from around the world at the CFES Center in Essex, N.Y. Education and workforce experts will discuss the intersection of college and career readiness with participants who will play an active role in contributing to the discussion through panels and roundtables. Following the Summit, the organizers will produce a solutions-driven white paper on strategic steps to ensure college and career readiness in the new industrial age, while developing awareness and investment among key corporate and education leaders and policy makers.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
Dinner for Early Arrivals
6:00 p.m. Social Hour, Essex Inn
7:00 p.m. Dinner, Essex Inn
THURSDAY, MAY 4
8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Pink Pig
11:30-12:30 Lunch, Essex Inn
1:00 p.m. Welcome
1:30 p.m. First Keynote Speaker
2:15 p.m. Panel Responds: Panelists will respond to keynoter comments and share their own reflections on college and career readiness.
3:00 p.m. Second Keynote Speaker
3:30 p.m. Panel Responds: Panelists will respond to keynoter comments and share their own reflections on college and career readiness.
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Panel: This panel will discuss the intersection of college and career readiness from the perspective of higher education.
5:00 p.m. Roundtables: Participants will break into four groups, each of which will synthesize key lessons from today’s discussion that should be incorporated into the summit white paper.
5:30 p.m. Break
6:30 p.m. Reception, Essex Inn
7:00 p.m. Dinner, Essex Inn
FRIDAY MAY 5
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, CFES Center
8:00 a.m. Day’s Overview
8:15 a.m. Third Keynote Speaker
8:45 a.m. Panel Responds: Panelists will respond to keynoter comments and share their own reflections on college and career readiness.
9:15 a.m. Panel: This panel will discuss the intersection of college and career readiness from a corporate perspective.
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Panel: This panel will discuss the future of college and career readiness.
11:00 a.m. Roundtables: The four roundtable groups will summarize next steps that educators, corporate leaders and others must take to ensure that our youth are positioned to move toward college and career readiness.
12:00 p.m. Summary
12:30 p.m. Lunch, Essex Inn
3:00 p.m. Afternoon Activities: Adirondack Hike, Yoga, Tour of Essex Farm
6:00 p.m. Dinner, Essex Inn
Information for Attendees
All sessions The Intersections of College & Career Readiness summit will take place at the College For Every Student Center in Essex, New York.
Both the College For Every Student Center and Essex Inn are within walking distance of the New York side of the Essex-Charlotte Ferry terminal. The current ferry schedule and rates can be found on the Champlain Ferries website. Please note that the ferry is cash only.
Please contact Events@collegefes.org if you need assistance in making arrangements for local accommodations.