Conference Videos & Photos


Featured Videos



Katherine Leung, Welcoming Remarks

National President of SkillsUSA and Paradise Valley High School graduate, Katherine Leung, gave welcoming remarks to conference attendees. Ms. Leung spoke about the elitism in education that stigmatizes CTE and why this does not reflect the life-changing and positive impact that CTE can have on a student. Ms. Leung will attend Princeton University in the Fall of 2016 to study public policy.

Visionary Business Leaders Panel Discussion

This panel features insights from prominent business executives who are committed to creating more effective career pathway systems. Representatives from Sunbelt Holdings, Walmart, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and JP Morgan Chase spoke on the panel.


Championing Career Readiness:
Policies & Programs that Promote Success Panel Discussion

This panel discusses innovative and effective strategies for making career readiness a central priority and for developing promising policies, programs, and initiatives that produce real improvements. Topics include setting bold state goals; incorporating career readiness into school accountability metrics; and the call to action developed at the February 22nd national convening on career development at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Representatives from the Colorado Department of Education, Association of Career and Technical Education, Council of Chief State School Officers, Boston University’s School of Education, and the Education Commission of the States spoke on the panel.


Additional Videos

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Keynote Remarks

Nick Pinchuk, CEO, Snap-On, Inc., Keynote Remarks

Student Voices Panel

Visit our YouTube Channel to view videos of all of the keynote speakers and plenary panels from the 2016 and 2015 Southwest Pathways Conference.

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