CLEVELAND, OHIO, September 11, 2017 — TFS® announced that the 2017 NCLA Best Practices and Innovations Conference will host TFS company founder and CEO Mark C. Perna for a full-day preconference workshop and concurrent session. The conference will take place September 27–29 at Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mr. Perna’s preconference workshop is titled “Game-Changing Strategies for Dynamic Enrollment, Retention and Performance Results” and will be co-presented by Dr. Kevin J. Fleming. The preconference workshop, which includes lunch, will take place on Wednesday, September 27, from 8:30–4:00pm in the Alvarado A room. On Thursday, September 28, from 9:50–10:50am, Mr. Perna will deliver his concurrent session titled “Achieving Unprecedented Enrollment, Retention, and Performance Results,” also in the Alvarado A room. Both sessions are expected to draw significant attendance.

A dynamic speaker and recognized education expert, Mr. Perna has many years of experience helping schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations of all sizes nationwide experience significant gains in enrollment, engagement, retention, and performance rates. As education thought leaders, both Mr. Perna and Dr. Kevin Fleming have significantly contributed to the knowledge and best practices for engaging more Generation Y and Z students in today’s competitive educational marketplace.

The one-hour concurrent session will address several innovative strategies to leverage the exclusive competitive advantage of CTE. The full-day preconference workshop will cover Dr. Fleming’s action steps to help students achieve 21st-century technical and employable skills, as well as Mr. Perna’s proprietary best practices including the TFS Education with Purpose® philosophy, the Light at the End of the Tunnel strategy, key generational insights, the TFS Career Tree® classroom tool, and other key topics. Both sessions are designed to benefit staff in all areas of education, including high school and college administrators, teachers, and critical support staff members.

Interested parties may learn more about the 2017 NCLA Best Practices and Innovations Conference here.


About Mark C. Perna and TFS
TFS, whose mission is to share and support its clients’ desire to make a difference, is a full-service strategic consulting firm founded by national education expert Mark C. Perna. A noted voice on today’s younger generations, Mr. Perna has many years of experience addressing industry leaders on the topic of expanding their reach in an increasingly global marketplace and has devoted his career to education and workforce training. At TFS, he heads an energetic team of talented professionals who share his vision of making a bigger difference, working with educators and employers of all sizes nationwide to deliver significant gains in recruitment, retention, and performance rates.

About Dr. Kevin Fleming
Producer of the viral animation video Success in the New Economy and author of the bestseller (Re)Defining the Goal, Dr. Fleming is a passionate advocate for ensuring all students enter the labor market with a competitive advantage. He supports over 40 Career & Technical Education programs as a Dean of Instruction, CTE at Norco College. He also serves as the Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Supply Chain Automation (Washington DC). A true life-long learner, he has earned two Bachelor’s degrees, a Master of Arts, a MBA, and a Ph.D., but it was his CTE industry certification that lifted him out of working poverty.