Next Skills Prep Curriculum Train-the-Teacher Workshop

Here is another professional development opportunity for CTE teachers and administrators.  SB70 will reimburse your registration, travel, meals and hotel for this training.  Please send me an email if you plan to attend.  ~Bob Hawkes

We’ve scheduled another Next Skills Prep Train-the-Teacher Workshop on June 5th – 6th for high school teachers and administrators!

Here is a link to the information and registration form: .

If you work for (or are partnering with) high schools, ROPS, or non-profit programs for youth, this is an opportunity to obtain the complete Next Skills Prep curriculum (binder and CD) and get certified to teach it.  Next Skills has been endorsed by the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of CommerceLEED, and SETA/Sacramento Works.  Their logos are among those that appear on the official student certificates which students then take to employers to apply for internships and jobs.

Next Skills Prep has become a graduation requirement for CTE students at the Sacramento Academic & Vocational Academy (SAVA) and well over 600 students from multiple high schools have completed Next Skills in the past two years.

We don’t offer this workshop very frequently because our Next Skills lead trainer (John St. John) now works full-time in Maryland and has to fly out to do this.  He is a fantastic trainer—very dynamic and entertaining—so while you’re gaining a  valuable curriculum, the professional development opportunity is a bonus!  The registration deadline is May 31st.

You can preview a sample chapter if you go to our web site at .  Find the column on the right titled “Upcoming Events” and look about halfway down. Call me if you’d like more information.



Valerie Carrigan
Director, Los Rios Workplace Learning Resource Center
and Next Skills Institute
Workforce and Economic Development
1410 Ethan Way, Suite 203
Sacramento, CA 95825-2205
(916) 563-3253   Fax (916) 563-3270
Web Site:

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