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Trailblazing partnership recognized at CFES Brilliant Pathways conference

Students, teachers and business leaders focus on “Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce Today” at event. When a group of 13 students from the Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx arrived at the University of Vermont in 2001, they became instant pioneers in helping to diversify the Burlington institution. In the process, they helped launch “the most extraordinary school-college partnership ever,” said Rick Dalton, president and chief executive of CFES Brilliant Pathways, [...]

Conference Preview: Karen Watts

Karen Watts, superintendent of one of largest school districts in the nation, will serve on the workforce development panel at the CFES Brilliant Pathways National Conference on Nov. 2-3 along with national leaders in business and politics. As executive superintendent of Brooklyn North, Watts overseas school districts in New York City that serves more than 200,000 students. She brings 16 years of educational leadership to the “Building the Workforce of [...]

Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman to speak at National Conference

Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman joins a growing list of top educators, business leaders and policymakers scheduled to speak at the 2018 CFES Brilliant Pathways National Conference “Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce Today” on Nov. 2-3 in Burlington, Vt. Zuckerman, a longtime legislator, small business owner and organic farmer, joins featured speakers William “Mo” Cowen – one of only eight African Americans to serve in the US Senate – and Rene Godefroy [...]

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