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1 Military Career Pathways 101 Evaluation Dr. Ray Davis and Dr. James R. Couch South Carolina Department of Education Office of Career and Technology Education October 14, 2010

2 2 Collaboration Between Education and Military OVAE DOD ACTE NASDCTEc ASVAB NCSGL MEMBERSHIP Education & CTE State National Associations Military Federal Collaboration

3 Pilot Model at the State Level Goals for South Carolina Education/Military Collaboration Committee –Provide high-quality, interactive professional development –Provide military recruiters and educators a forum to explore common goals –Provide understanding of how military careers relate to career clusters –Dismantle myths –Provide new resources and school-based interventions

4 4 OCATE Military Career Study The “neglected” career pathways Often seen as a “default” rather than a “choice” Difficult for educators/parents during time of war Omitting military options in career guidance programming is “unethical” Emerging national issue with OVAE and Department of Defense (National Education/Military Collaboration Committee restructured in 2008) G.I. Bill creates increased incentives for careers Military offers outstanding choice and mobility in careers

5 National Model Pilot Name: “Military Career Pathways 101” Place: Ft. Jackson, June 8-10, 2010 Design: –Financial support SC Army Recruiting Command –South Carolina created national model around credit-bearing course –100 educators creating projects from course –Active input from OVAE, ACTE,USAREC, ASVAB, NCSGL, and Ft. Jackson –Emphasis on course design and evaluation –Accountability to OVAE national committee

6 Components of MCP101 Course Design Explore CTE POS-specific careers in Army Recruitment and careers soldiers’ panels “SC Recruitment Recommendations” Examine financial, career, and life-longing learning options in the military Study crosswalk between military and civilian careers and transferable skills (SCANS and technical) Share military career lesson plans and “best practices” for educators Study JROTC, ROTC, ASVAB, March2Success, ArmyEdspace resources for educators

7 Military Careers Events ASVAB Testing and Crosswalk rollout, December 2010 “Carolina Careers” on ITV Military Career Pathways 101, June 2011 Military Careers Updates: “Career Aisle” (www.ed.sc.gov/ca) Soldiers Panel on Military Careers, 4-Part Series (featuring 8 career clusters) Education and Business Summit Fall/Spring OCATE Professional Development OCATE’s “MCP 101 Resources” website

8 8 MCP101 Evaluations “I have the information/knowledge to crosswalk military career pathways within civilian careers from the Federal sixteen career clusters.” Strongly agree: Pre-test35%Post-test 95% “I believe that military service is a viable option for “honors” and AP students.” Strongly agree: Pre-test37%Post-test 57%

9 9 MCP101 Evaluations “ I know of a variety of exciting military careers for postsecondary options” Strongly agree: Pre-test17%Post-test 74% “ I feel positive about recommending the military as a postsecondary option.” Strongly agree: Pre-test36%Post-test 64%

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15 CTE/Military Careers Dr. James R. Couch, Director Or Dr. Ray Davis, CTE/Career Guidance Office of Career and Technology Education SC Department of Education


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