LaunchPad Summer Institute

Design, plan, and build high-quality career and college pathways.

Launchpad is a fully immersive in-person learning event that is designed to help school teams build successful pathways for their students.

How does it work?


Meet with like-minded individuals that are passionate about creating opportunities for young people.

Get Inspired

Learn from industry experts, education leaders, and other schools that are currently doing the work.

Design Pathways

Come together with your team during designated team breaks to dive into the information shared and plan for next steps.

Leave LaunchPad with pathway plans.

Instead of spending all of your time during the ideation phase, we intentionally plan each day to give your team time work on pathway plans. Meet with employers, and get insight from our high school interns to build pathways that are both appealing to employers and valuable to young people.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or expert at creating pathways – LaunchPad will help you build or expand pathway opportunities for your students. 

Thank you to our LaunchPad Summer Institute 2022 Sponsors!

2022 Guest Speakers:

  • A-Tech
  • Advanced Technology Consultants
  • Apprentice Ohio
  • Buckeye Education System
  • Career Free Education System
  • Cleveland Academy for Scholarship Technology & Learning schools
  • Drive Ohio
  • Edison Local Schools 
  • Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio
  • Franks Research Group
  • Inventionland Education
  • Junior Achievement
  • National Coalition of Certification Centers
  • Ohio Afterschool Network
  • Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio STEM Learning Network
  • Perry Lake Local Schools
  • Riverside Local Schools
  • Tech Corps
  • Utica Shale Academy
  • Warren City Schools
  • Wellington Schools
  • Young Entrepreneur Institute 

LaunchPad Summer Institute 2023 will be at The Lodge in Geneva, Ohio on July 31st and August 1st. Registration is now open!