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Mississippi Educators to host National Conference.

Postsecondary and secondary educators are pleased to host the 45th National Conference on Technical Education in Biloxi, Miss., at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino, April 2-4, 2008. Conference hosts include representatives from the Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development/Mississippi Department of Education, State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Pearl River Community College, Jones County Junior College, and the Department of Technology/University of Southern Mississippi. A brief description about the 45th National Conference hosts follows:

* The Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development provides leadership and direction for the secondary vocational teachers/administrators who continue to prepare students for the 21st Century workplace.

The State Department of Education representing the K-12 public schools works cooperatively with the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges and the Institutions of Higher Learning.

* The State Board for Community and Junior Colleges is a coordinating board for the fifteen public community and junior colleges dedicated to enhancing education and training of all Mississippians, promoting positive leadership, and creating partnerships with business, industry and other entities that share the commitment and the values it embraces.

* The Technology Education Department/University of Southern Mississippi is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate programs in several areas focusing on the development, integration, and utilization of technologies in the teaching/learning environment and for business and industry.

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* The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jones County Junior College, and Pearl River Community College are comprehensive two-year, public institutions dedicated to providing diverse programs and services to the residents of the respective local communities.

In addition, the conference hosts--the Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development, the local community and junior colleges in conjunction with the SBCJC and the Department of Technology/USM--have been focused on the theme of redesigning technical education in preparing students beyond the boundaries of a traditional classroom. Join us April 2-4, 2008, in Biloxi, Mississippi, for a great conference--"The Dawn of a New Day: Redesigning Technical Education for Tomorrow."

For more information about the Mississippi Department of Education/Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development, please visit the web site www.mde.k12.ms.us/vocational/OVTE. To learn more about the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges and the Mississippi community college system, log on to www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us. Additional information regarding the college hosts can be found at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College www.mgccc.edu, or Jones County Junior College www.jcjc.edu, or Pearl River Community College www.prcc.edu, or the Department of Technology/University of Southern Mississippi www.usm.edu/technologyeducation.
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