Spring Training: Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Spring Training event was presented April 11 in partnership with College Now Greater Cleveland, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 


Cuyahoga Community College
Manufacturing Technology Center, Room MTC 229
2415 Woodland Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115 -3239 


Below is the agenda for April 11:

8 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 
8:30 – 9 a.m. Introduction and Setting the Stage
9 – 10:15 a.m.

Major Influence: How Do Americans Decide What to Study in Postsecondary Education?

Join this in-depth presentation and discussion of Strada and Gallup's Education Consumer Insight report Major Influence. Presentation will focus on the findings from this report as well as implications for effective postsecondary advising strategies for our students.

Presenter: Stephanie Marken, Chief Methodologist, Gallup 

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Panel: Employers Supporting the Talent Pipeline


Bill Koehler, CEO, TeamNEO

Shana Marbury, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce 

William Gary, Executive Vice President of Workforce, Community and Economic Development

Katrina Myers, Director of the Academies, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Facilitator: Lee Friedman, CEO, College Now Greater Cleveland

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 3 p.m.

Advising for Postsecondary Fit and Match to Accelerate Graduation and Career Launch

NCAN member Students Rising Above will discuss how to approach the college fit/match conversation through the lens of a career development framework. Co-presenter will include a representative from NCAN member College Now Greater Cleveland.


Vanessa Barbic, Associate Director of Online Programs, Students Rising Above,

Michele Scott Taylor, College Now Greater Cleveland

3 – 3:15 p.m. Closing and Adjourn