Alabama CAN to host virtual conference to increase college access
The Alabama College Attainment Network (Alabama CAN) is hosting a virtual conference focused on the transition from high school to and through post-secondary education on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. The theme of the conference is “Connecting Learning to Earning from K-12 to College and Beyond” with presentations spanning a variety of topics including post-secondary access and success, education equity and opportunity, and workforce development.
"Any Alabama student desiring to attain a higher education should have the opportunity to do so," said Chandra Scott, Executive Director for Alabama Possible. "We created Alabama CAN to establish a statewide network of stakeholders committed to ensuring students, parents and educators have adequate resources to make this a reality for all the state's students aspiring to complete a post-secondary path."
Alabama parents, students and educators are welcome to attend by registering here. Registration closes Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The registration fee is $30.
The Alabama CAN conference boasts a strong agenda of government, corporate and education leaders, including:
Governor Kay Ivey, State of Alabama
Chancellor Jimmy Baker, Alabama Community College System
Dr. Robin McGill, Director of Instruction & Special Projects of Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Mr. Brandon Glover, Public Policy Manager of Alabama Power
Dr. Eric Mackey, State Superintendent of Alabama State Department of Education
Ms. Wendi Boyen, Regions Bank/Alabama Possible Board Chair
Ms. Haley Glover, Strategy Director of Lumina Foundation
Dr. Yolanda Watson Spiva, President of Complete College America
The Alabama College Attainment Network (Alabama CAN) was launched by Alabama Possible in October 2020 in support of Alabama’s Success Plus goal of adding 500,000 individuals with valuable postsecondary credentials to the state’s workforce by 2025. Alabama CAN is a network of 50+ statewide partners who collaborate to break down barriers to increase college readiness, access, and completion in Alabama, particularly among low-income students, first-generation college-going students, and students of color.