2020 PA Cooperative Education Conference

Published On: August 26, 2020Categories: News

2020 PA Cooperative Education Conference

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October 20-21, 2020

Now Virtual!


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In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators


The Pennsylvania Cooperative Education Association is proud to announce its annual conference which is being held in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators (PACTA).  The conference will focus on best practices, safety, child labor and other relevant laws, technology and communications as well as providing the latest information on cooperative education.  The conference, which will be held on October 20 and end at noon on October 21.  PACTA is an approved provider for ACT 48 professional Development activities.

 Conference participants will be awarded ACT 48 credit.



Tuesday, October 20, 2020


              10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                     Opening General Session/New Coordinator Session

                 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                    Apprenticeships & Pre-Apprenticeships

                 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                      Lunch

                 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.                        Teacher/Co-op Legalities & Liability

                 2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.                        Roundtable Discussion: Capstone and Diversified Occupations

                 3:00 p.m.                                           Adjourn


Wednesday, October 21, 2020


              8:00 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.                         PCEA Meeting & Awards Ceremony

                 9:30 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.                       Pennsylvania Department of Education Update – BCTE

                 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.                    Safety: Initial Site Visits

                 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.                    An Overview of State and Federal Child Labor Laws

                 12:00 p.m.                                         Adjourn


Date and Location


The 2020 PA Cooperative Education Conferenceis being held live on October 20, 2020 virtually. The first conference session will begin on October 20 at 10:00 a.m. and end on October 21 at 12:00 p.m.


Conference Registration


Registration fee for participants is $105.00

Please register no later than October 14, 2020 to receive link to participate. 

A meeting link will be emailed on October 16, 2020


CLICK HEREto login and register on-line or CLICK HERE to download a registration form.


PACTA is an approved provider for Act 48 professional development activities.

Conference participants will be awarded up to nine hours of Act 48 credit.

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