IU29 What's Next Conference

A one-day free conference for parents and students in grades 8 through 12 who want to explore options for the future. Keynote speaker, Lynn Anderson from the Southern Regional Education Board, will speak on the benefits of preparing for what's next. In an effort to prepare our students for success in the 21st century and beyond, Lynn Anderson will preview future workforce options, economic shifts, and the wide variety of post-secondary opportunities.

Exhibitors from area businesses, organizations, and institutes of post-secondary education will showcase the variety of options for Schuylkill County students. Also, breakout sessions will expand on specific career and college topics for both students and parents.

Tentative Student Breakout Sessions:

  • Career Pathways
  • Career Zone
  • Mental Health
  • What to Expect from Freshman Year?
  • Industry Presentations
  • Employable Skills
  • Interview How To
  • Resume Building

Tentative Parent Breakout Sessions:

  • Uncovering FAFSA
  • 529 Plans
  • STC Programs
  • Social Media Savvy
  • Micro Scholarships
  • Parenting a college student
  • Parenting in a digital age
  • Industry Panel

Specific topics and descriptions will be available closer the event.

Lynn Anderson joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2013 as Coordinator, Counseling for Careers for School Improvement, bringing thirty four years of experience in the education arena. While at SREB, Lynn has developed and implemented a guidance and advisement initiative designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to align goals, aspirations, and interests toward a high school program of study that leads to post-secondary education and training, and a successful future. Counseling for Careers aligns students’ course selection in core academics and advanced Career and Technical programs into high-wage, high-demand career fields. Prior to joining SREB, Lynn was a high school educator, adjunct post-secondary professor, and business and industry educational and training consultant. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Lynn’s educational experience includes professional development provider and author with The National Freshmen Transition Initiative, High School Redesign, and the American Counseling Association.

Location: Penn State Schuylkill, 200 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972