Global Events


The annual Alliance Building & Training Session (ABTS) was held on October 2-4, 2019 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Attendees learned BTE best practices, “what works,” and new strategies for continuous program improvement.  The following presentations and session materials are available:

General Information

  • Agenda
  • Participant List
  • Digital Badging Flyer
  • Liberty Science Center Flyer & Schedule

General Sessions 

  • Success in the New Economy (Video)
  • Every Community Has A Story to Tell (FHI 360)
  • Enhancing Communication & Social Media (FHI 360)

Learning Workshops

  • Navigating College & Career Readiness (FHI 360)
  • The Birkman Career Assessment (Birkman International, Inc.)
  • Micro Credentials (National Academy Foundation) Email Kevin English, NAF to gain access to resources.
  • 8 Ways to Make Learning “Real World” Through Work-based Learning (FHI 360)

Site Spotlights 

  • Fostering Foundational Skills (Auckland, New Zealand | East London, South Africa)
  • Building Academic & Career Readiness Skills (Las Piedras, Puerto Rico | Yumbo, Colombia)
  • Promoting College Success & Effective Transitions (Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA | Norristown Area, Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Recruiting & Utilizing BTE Volunteers (Helsingborg, Sweden | Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Enhancing BTE Communication Strategies (Bracknell, United Kingdom | Yokneam, Israel)
  • Building Strong BTE Partnerships (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)