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Conversations Live: Career and Vocational Education

According to a recent report, we place too much emphasis on a college education as the single pathway to success. Some say that career and vocational training can also lead to a middle class paycheck. How can we help students find the right educational experience for them? On the next Conversations LIVE, we’ll take your questions about alternatives to college.

Panelists

paulstarkey2Dr. Paul Starkey

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Pennsylvania College of Technology

DR. PAUL STARKEY is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Penn College of Technology in Williamsport. Penn College has more than 300 full-time faculty members in six schools. During his tenure, more than a dozen new academic programs have been introduced.

David PassmoreDavid L. Passmore

Distinguished Professor of Education & Operations Research

David Passmore is Distinguished Professor of Education in the Workforce Education and Development academic program at Penn State. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Operations Research in the dual degree, intercollege Operations Research Program and as Director of the Penn State’s Institute for Training & Development. Passmore earned academic degrees from State University College of New York at Buffalo, Bowling Green State University, and University of Minnesota and has held appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, University of Massachusetts, University of Northern Iowa, St. John Fisher College, University of Texas at Tyler, and University of Minnesota.

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