Annual Conference

Welcome to this year's Michigan Career Placement Association Conference on Monday and Tuesday, October 14th and 15th at Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI.   We look forward to a new and exciting experience, with a keynote speaker, new presenters and more round table discussion formats. The price for this year’s Conference:  Both Days are $230, Monday 10/14 is $115 or Tuesday  10/15 is $115.  Hope to see you there. 

We are still looking for presenters. If you have had some great success in something you are doing with your students, start thinking about how you can share those ideas with other conference attendees. 

The MCPA Executive Board is working hard to make this conference unique. We hope to see you all in Boyne Falls soon!



We Would Like To Extend A Big “Thank You” to the MCPA Conference's sponsors!


Laborers’ International Union of North America – LiUNA: Michigan Construction Laborers’ Local 1076 Proudly Serving the Men and Women Throughout Oakland County Michigan Since 1937!

Operating Engineers 324: For over 100 years, Operating Engineers 324 has provided value to workers, businesses and communities throughout the entire state of Michigan. We are a dynamic organization of 14,000 Members where career opportunity thrives.

EmergeSkilled: is a technology platform (like a LinkedIn for high-school/trade-school aged young adults) to create an entry level, long term workforce development funnel connecting students, looking to start their career, directly with employers. Across Michigan, support from both the business community and ISD’s are key to the success of this platform. To support our members, the Michigan Chamber is providing a complimentary subscription to EmergeSkilled for all of 2022.

Where Industry Collaborates with Education

  • Are you looking to grow your work-based learning partnership?
  • Do you have a simple formula to get an internship or apprenticeship started?
  • Kickstart your career pathway program with one simple “ask” Will you donate TEN hours?

The “Give Me TEN” program gives business/industry a simplified way to work with local schools. Work based learning is now being recognized as a career pathway to success. Four-year colleges are not the only answer to a successful career, the trade industry has much to offer. This program is the kick start to creating your employees from the ground up. It also opens the door to being a part of the educational system of training your future workforce.

Contact Us With Your Questions About The MCPA Conference Today!

Conference Overview

The MCPA Conference will present valuable information for any new or seasoned professional that engages in work-based learning (CTE, Non-CTE, Special Ed/Transition) and career exploration. Highlights of the conference include State Updates (OCTE, Youth Employment, Pupil Accounting); ways to market your WBL program, ideas for strengthening your Career Training and Career Development activities, Youth Apprenticeship model examples, EDP options, and an employer panel. In addition, we will announce our student scholarship recipients, MCPA Honoree of the Year and hold a Regional Meeting.

Past Conference Highlights

The 2019 Annual MCPA Conference was once again sponsored by industry partners who support student work-based learning and the educators who help make the connections to career readiness. We want to say “Thank You” to the members of LiUNA (Laborers International Union of North America) and the OE324 (Operating Engineers Local 324) for their continued support and commitment to MCPA!

2019 Proved to be an AWESOME Opportunity for our Members!
The 2018 MCPA Conference was a great success!  Possibly the largest attendance ever.