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The 21 st Century Work-based Learning Coordinator Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts
Are you the right candidate for this position? Position: Work-based Learning Coordinator Certification:#8981 or #8982 We are looking for an outgoing, creative, detailed oriented, able to multi-task, good with technology, individual who can organize and supervise quality Work-based Learning Programs and other career events. This individual should possess the following skills and knowledge to: Coordinate the NYS registered Work-based Learning Programs, procedures, forms and assessments. Teach employability skills Create an Advisory Board Plan career related events such as career fairs, employment days, guest speakers, field trips. Network with local businesses for purposes of student placement and curriculum development. Career counsel students in making choices of current and future career opportunities. Share career and corporate intelligence with staff. If you can, you are the 21 st century work-based learning coordinator we are looking for! 3
OBJECTIVES Create an awareness of the role of the work-based learning coordinator in the 21 st century. Compare and contrast how the work-based learning position has strengthened in its nature and responsibilities in the 21 st century. Present new opportunities for enriching your current knowledge and skills for this dynamic position which challenges the individual to be outstanding in both in the school walls and outside in the business community. 4
BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE The 21 st Century Work-based learning coordinator’s role at each school has both commonalities and differences: Common Elements: New York State regulations for all Work-based Learning Programs New York State and U. S. Department of Labor regulations for employment of minors. Possess certification #8981 for Career Awareness or #8982 for Career Development extensions for the coordination of work-based learning programs. 5
Program Variations: Student population to be served Comprehensive academics, career and technical education, special needs students, or at risk programs. Types of services delivered to the students such as: Related instruction for employability skills Related instruction for career and technical education skills Placements – length, career focus Types of services delivered to the entire school population such as: Career days Job Fairs Field trips Guest speakers School’s business advisory board Use of social media and technology Career counseling activities 6
Compariso n of Work Based Learning Programs - Registered State- Approved Programs Registered State-Approved Programs Coordinato r’s Extension* Student Age Paid/Un- Paid Diploma Credit Permissible/ Worksite Hours Related Classroom Instruction Experience Must Relate to Career Interests Training Must Develop Career Skills CEIP *** #8982 14+ And in high school Unpaid **.5 / 54 hrs. 1 / 108 hrs. 27 hours 54 hours (see Section II) Yes No (focus is career exploratio n) GEWEP #8981 or #8982 16+ Paid **.5 / 150 hrs. 1 / 300 hrs. 1.5 / 450 hrs. 2 / 600 hrs. At least one period per week (see Section 4) NoYes WECEP #8981 or #8982 14-15 Paid **.5 / 150 hrs. 1 / 300 hrs. At least one period per week (see Section 4) NoYes CO-OP ** *** #8982 16+ Paid & Unpaid.5 / 150 hrs. 1 / 300 hrs. 1.5 / 450 hrs. 2 / 600 hrs. Five periods per week (see Section 5) Yes 7
Footnotes 8981: Coordinator of Work Based Learning Programs for Career Awareness 8982: Coordinator of Work Based Learning Programs for Career Development ** Students must also be covered under the employer’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance. *** Credit earned in these programs can be applied towards a 5- unit career and technical education (CTE) sequence. The NYS Work-based learning Manual gives excellent descriptions of each of these programs on pages 12 and 13. 8
Which WBL Program is the right vehicle for your school and students. Your school will need to take into consideration the: (1)Students’ age, (2)Required related instruction, (3)Paid or non-paid experiences, (4)Amount of credit to be awarded, (5)Amount of hours for work-based learning, (6)Career focus of awareness or development, and (7)Work-based learning coordinator’s certification required. Essential Documents Parent Permission Form Memorandum of Agreement with Employer Training Plan Student Evaluation Record of training hours Career Plan 9
If your school needs additional options, the following programs are non- registered opportunities Work-based learning Certification recommended Other Work-Based Learning Options Supervising Agency Coordinator’s Extension Age of Students Paid/Un-Paid Diploma Credit Allow-able Related WBL Classroom Instruction Experience Must Relate to Career Interests Training Must Develop Job Skills Community-Based Work Programs (for students with disabilities) NYSED 14+ Unpaid or Paid YesOptionalNo Job Shadowing (1 – 8 hours of observation) Local School 14+UnpaidNoN.A.No Community Service/ Volunteering Local School 14+Unpaid NoOptionalNo Service Learning Local School 14+UnpaidYes No Senior Project Local School 16+UnpaidYes No School Based Enterprise Local School 14+Unpaid Included within a course YesNo 10
END GOAL….….College and Career Ready 12 CDOS Commencement Credential Full-time Work Bound 2 Year College or Technical School Continued Part-time Employment 4 Year College Bound Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts
STEPS FOR WBL COORDINATORS 13 #1 ADVISORY BOARD #2 Counseling Career Plan #3 Specific Job Skills & Positive Work Habits #4 Work- Based Learning Activities #4 College & Career Ready Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts
#1 ADVISORY BOARDS Build the future workforce pipeline! Partnerships are a “2-way street” 14Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts
NEEDS AND RESOURCES EMPLOYERSSCHOOLSTUDENTS 15Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts
PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES Core: Career exploration – (Speakers, field trips) Curriculum – (Specific and soft skills – zest, grit, self- control, curiosity, optimism, gratitude) Training Out-of-the box Ideas? In class projects Out of class projects Competitions –problem solving Design and innovate 16 Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts
#2 CAREER COUNSELING & PLAN Career DNA Career clusters Career plan Post-secondary education ePORTFOLIO 17 STUDENTS KNOW “WHO THEY ARE AND WHERE THEY ARE GOING!” COLLEGE & CAREER READY! Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts
#3 JOB & CHARACTER SKILLS Character 21 st century skills – 4 cs Employability skills profile Specific job skills Industry credentials Safety and labor laws Connect2corp Intelligence 18 STUDENTS ARE “ASSETS” TO EMPLOYERS! Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts
#4 WORK-BASED LEARNING COORDINATOR Delivers Related Instruction Pre-employment Success at the training site Preparation for the future Develops training sites, placement procedures, documents, validates safety training. 19 Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts Oversees students are protected by the state and national child labor laws Coordinates work-based Learning activities for school ePortfolio
#5 COLLEGE & CAREER READY CAREER READY INDICATORS Career Decision-Making Tools Skills: Character, 21C, Specific job skills Work-based Learning Activities and Training Post-Secondary Roadmap 20Susan Gubing, CareerSmarts
Lisa Falls High School of Tomorrow Special needs students CDOS Commencement Credential Advisory Board focused on development of work-based learning activities and entry level positions for exiting students. Tom O’Neil Business Professions High School Comprehensive Academic HS Students need to explore careers to further determine future goals. Advisory Board focused on career exploration and development activities. Joan Rogers Star Trek Technical Center Career focused school with several Career and Technical Education pathways to employment and post- secondary education. Advisory Board and Craft/Trade Committees focused on specific career areas. Lisa, Tom and Joan are certified work-based learning coordinators in 3 different types of schools with varied student populations. Their work-based learning role varies in several perspectives. 21 Meet Our Work-based learning Team!
Lisa Falls, High School of Tomorrow Special needs students CDOS Commencement Credential 216 hours is dedicated to career counseling and employability skills including 54+ work-based learning hours. Lisa coordinates the Community Based Work Experience Program or the General Work Experience Program. Tom O’Neil Business Professions High School Comprehensive Academic HS Students need to explore careers to further determine future goals. Tom instructs the needed related instruction and career counseling as prescribed by the CO-OP or CEIP programs. Joan Rogers Star Trek Technical Center Career focused school with several Career and Technical Education pathways to employment and post- secondary education. Joan and the career and technical education instructors deliver the related employability instruction and career counseling together. Joan will be responsible for giving access to work-based learning activities for all students. Related Employability Instruction and Career Counseling In each of the schools these services could possibly differ as follows: 22
Vision the End Goal 23 Jamie Davis Human Resource Manager Lisa Falls, High School of Tomorrow, Special Education Transition Specialist and Work-based Learning Coordinator Tom O’Neill, Business Professions High School, Work-based Learning Coordinator Joan Rogers, StarTrek Technical Center, Counselor and Work-based Learning Coordinator
Competing for Jobs in a Competitive World 24 March 1, 2 p.m., new hotel opening on the edge of town. 150 rooms, swimming pool, banquet room. Anticipates hiring 75 – 125 new employees. Jamie Davis, Human Resources Manager Lisa Falls, High School of Tomorrow, Special Education Transition Specialist and Work-based learning coordinator Tom O’Neill, Business Professions High School, Work-based learning Coordinator Joan Rogers, StarTrek Technical Center, Counselor and Work-based learning coordinator
ENGAGE: What to watch for! 1. Identify the skills and knowledge a work-based learning coordinator would need to persuade an employer to train his/her students. 2. Which work-based learned coordinator would you be similar to in regards to the type of school and program? Lisa, Tom or Joan? 3. What are the skills and knowledge your students will need for the workplace? How will your students develop these skills? 25
26 Jamie HRM: Welcome everyone. Thank you for coming to our new hotel. We look forward to hiring a good number of full and part time staff for our new hotel. Please make yourselves comfortable. We are looking forward to developing strong partnerships with the local schools. We have many job openings. Why should we hire your students? Tom: The students at Business Professions HS are prepared to handle your office and front end tasks as the students have taken accounting, marketing, and computer applications. They will gladly share with you their career plans which connect to your goals. Joan: Our students from StarTrek Technical Center have specific career focuses such as culinary, carpentry, plumbing and electrical trades. They will be happy to show you their class employability profile of skills mastered and be ready to work with their own tools.
27 Lisa: Our students at High School for Tomorrow are in the act of completing several job skill units such as customer service, catering services, security, retail and basic office skills. They will be able to offer you strong basic skills to make your hotel shine. Jamie HRM: Are you students prepared to be interviewed within the next 5 days? Tom: Yes, our students are ready to call for interview appointments and they will arrive with their resumes. Joan: Our students will also call for an appointment and be able to share pictures of their culinary projects from their ePortfolio.
28 Lisa: Yes, our students are also ready to call and will present to you their certificates of Workplace Readiness Skills. Jamie HRM: In addition to educating your students as to the specific job skills, what other preparation have they had for the work world? Tom: At Business Professions High School, our students learn how to collaborate as team members and meet deadlines. Many have participated in the International Virtual Enterprises Program. Joan: Our students learn about work ethics and helping their employer make a profit. Professionalism and appearance are stressed at all times.
29 Lisa: Our students will bring their employability profiles which highlight their strengths and various career opportunities they have taken advantage of during their four years of high school. Jamie HRM: If there are no other questions, have your students begin calling for a job interview in five days. They should indicate which job opportunity they are applying for. Here is the list of training positions. 1. Identify the skills and knowledge a work-based learning coordinator would need to persuade an employer to train his/her students. 2. Which work-based learned coordinator would you be similar to in regards to the type of school and program? Lisa, Tom or Joan? 3. What are the skills and knowledge your students will need for the workplace? How will your students develop these skills?
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31 Will you be the 21 st Century Work-based Learning Coordinator? 1.What is the most important duty of a work-based learning coordinator? 2. What is your definition of “career ready?” What role will you play in making all our students career ready? 3.What is your depth and breadth of your corporate and career knowledge of our community, region and state? Give examples. 4.What career guidance activities can you share with the students? Are you familiar with discovering your Career DNA techniques, career plans, job applications, resume writing, ePortfolios? 5.How will you deliver the related instruction (pre-employability skills and safety) to the students who will be going to work-based learning sites?
32 6.Do you feel confident you can create and maintain an advisory board for all our career and technical education programs? 6.How would you develop training sites and what forms of networking will you use to develop training sites? 7.Do you have samples of all the forms you will need for the program? Memorandum of Agreement, Parental Permission Form, training outlines, student evaluation, and recordkeeping of hours trained? 8.What is your depth and breadth of NYS Child Labor Law and hazardous occupations? What are the hazardous occupations? 9.Do our students need to be covered by the employer’s workers compensation policy?
33 New York State Work-Based Learning Manual, March, 2012, http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/wbl/ http://www.p12.nysed.gov/cte/wbl/ North Carolina, The Role of the Work-Based Learning Coordinator, http://www.ncpublicschools.org/cte/curriculum/work-based/cooperative/role- teacher-coord Work-Based Learning Guide: A Resource for Developing and Implementing Quality Experiences for Students, Vermont, http://education.vermont.gov/documents/EDU- Career_Tech_Workbased_Learning_Guide.pdf Nebraska Department of Education, Work-Based Learning Manual, http://www.education.ne.gov/wbl/Manual.html RESOURCES
Susan Gubing – firstname.lastname@example.org Career Planning, Work-based Learning, Advisory Boards, 21 st Century Skills, Online Teaching 48 years in Career and Technical Education School/Industry Coordinator for Smithtown School District – 38 years Professional Development Provider for Buffalo State and Hofstra University – online Work-based Learning Certification CDOS Commencement Credential Career DNA Games2Careers – Author NY State Education Consultant for CDOS Standards, WBL Board of Directors for: Hauppauge Industrial Association Society for Human Resource Management Connect To Tech Long Island Business Educators NYS Work Experience Coordinator’s Association 35 www.xtremeintern.com