Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Dr. Veronica C. García www.ped.state.nm.us
Secretary of Education
Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release: October 19, 2005
International Career Development and Transition Conference Begins Thursday
Secretary Garcia said, “In September, Governor
Richardson and I unveiled our Making Schools Work education reform
initiative. One of the key components of Making Schools Work is parental
partnership. Involving parents, teachers and students working together on
all aspects of education including transition planning is a vital aspect of our
efforts to improve student outcomes. In
The New Mexico Division on Career Development is a
division of the Council for Exceptional Children and its members include
This year's conference presents informative discussions, presentations, and research to national, state, and local professionals, leaders, and families on critical issues facing, children, adolescents, and young adults with and without disabilities as they prepare for adult life.
Keynote speaker Denise Bissonnette promises to deeply impress attendees with creative options and revitalized efforts for increased, improved employment opportunities. Luncheon speaker Jonathan Mooney offers equally energizing ideas for enhancing youth empowerment and skill development. The conference offers 11 strands of 140 + regular sessions and 65 + poster sessions have been scheduled featuring the best and the brightest in career development/transition research, program development, and self-advocacy achievements.
For more information on the conference contact Beverly Friedman, NMPED PIO at 1-505-827-6661.