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1 Career Pathways: Tools to Assist in the Successful Transition for All Students Cyndy Sandberg, Coordinator Jefferson County School to Work Consortium Kristin Long, Career Pathways Coordinator Madison Area Technical College

2 E S T A B L I S H E D

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4 “Madison College provides accessible, high quality learning experiences that serve the community.”

5 97% satisfied 93% employed 96% in Wisconsin 82% in Madison College district 6 months later…

6 40,000+ students 21,500 degree credit 13,700 continuing education 4,300 adult basic education 2,100 community service 1,600 English Language Learner (ELL)

7 National Background Career Clusters States’ Career Clusters Initiative, 2007,

8 The Smart Start Booklet Development Resources Funding Distribution

9 How is it being used? At the College –Madison College Centers At a Glance In the High Schools

10 Career Clusters Inventory

11 Cluster Maps Include all courses that are inclusive to that cluster both CTE and academic. Includes 2 & 4 year programs and adult apprenticeship opportunities. 16 maps – Example Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Public Published Document – used in course description guides and beginning career classes

12 Lake Mills Career Cluster Sample: AGRICULTURE

13 Pathway Maps Includes courses that are relevant to that pathway – example Animal or Plant Includes courses from post-secondary for grades 13 and 14 There are 79, but most schools will do Private document – used by school counselors when conferencing and in relevant CTE courses to promote career development

14 Pathway Sample Plant

15 Youth Apprenticeship Information: YA PDF.docPDF.doc

16 WISCONSIN CAREER PATHWAYS WEB SITE PROJECT

17 The Mission... To partner with educational organizations, government, and business/industry to develop a feasibility report with recommendations to create a statewide Career Pathways Web Site to be accessed by Wisconsin citizens in the pursuit of career planning and pathway sharing

18 State Background State Support for Organized, Consistent, User-friendly Career Pathways Web Site 1.Single Web-based “warehouse” of career clusters (link career, education, and labor market data) 2.Free and accessible 3.Consolidate career planning resources, connect partners, and eliminate duplication

19 Leadership Executive Team Marge Rubin, Project Coordinator Fox Valley Technical College Lora Schultz, Mid-State Technical College Sue Maresh, Waukesha County Technical College Jennifer Wagner, Moraine Park Technical College Steve Wilkes, Gateway Technical College Kristin Long, Madison Area Technical College Karen Clarke, Project Assistant

20 Project Team Wisconsin Technical College System Wisconsin Technical Colleges University of Wisconsin System Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction K-12 School Districts CESAs 1, 3 and 6 Dept of Workforce Development

21 Grant Goals Funded through Carl D. Perkins WTCS Reserve Grant Gather, organize, assess inputForm a Project TeamConduct research and planWrite Feasibility Analysis Report

22 Research: The Audience Students Out of the Workforce Wanting In In the Workforce Wanting Different Primary Connect Career Planning/Pathway Information to the Career Seekers (i.e., counselors, advisors, teachers) Intermediaries Education (DPI, WAICU Sector, WTC System, UW System) Educational Providers Business & Industry Governmental Workforce Agencies Partners

23 Focus Developers of Secondary to Postsecondary Programs of Study CTE Leaders Counselors Teachers Secondar y Tech Prep Coordinators Counselors, Advisors Career Coaches Post- secondar y

24 Focus Domain name, one image Graphical user interface Security Site Design & Mgmt Web navigation tutorial Intro to Web Site Organized by 16 Career Clusters / 79 Pathways

25 The Content Organized by 16 Career Clusters / 79 Pathways Intro to and description of career clusters and pathways Basic step-by-step information on career planning/development Career assessment tool Introduction to Career Planning & Development

26 The Content Organized by 16 Career Clusters /79 Pathways Suggested development process Showcase best practices Share site for all to post questions, request assistance or information Program of Study Developme nt

27 The Content High School Resources Recommended high school courses for a career path Articulation agreements (advanced standing/transcripted credit) Industry-based certifications Work-based learning Youth apprenticeships

28 The Content Postsecondary Resources All postsecondary programs, majors, and apprenticeships organized by cluster Links to other Web sites –UW Transfer Information System (TIS) –Educational sectors: UW System, WTCS, WAIC&U –Postsecondary career pathway Web sites –Preparing for college (KnowHow2Go.org)

29 The Content Links to other Web sites –Careerclusters.org –Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction –Other states with career pathways Web sites –Reliable/free Web site resources on: career development, assessment, and descriptions –Career development Web sites, (e.g., WisCareers, Career Cruising, WisconsinMentor –Labor market information, (e.g., WorkNet) and organizations

30 The Content Oregon CTE Pathways Web Site Click on Tutorial on the upper right Click on the link to View Examples of Roadmap Drawings Select 2 Embedded POST Views under the Contents heading

31 Grant Goals Funded through Carl D. Perkins WTCS Reserve Grant Develop the Web Site Establish Web Site Eval. Process Pilot the Web SiteDevelop Web Site MaterialsSustain the Web Site

32 Develop Web Site Project Team ContentDesign Web Dev. Data Source

33 Evaluate, Pilot & Promote Project Team Set criteria, instruments and methods to evaluate Web site Pilot with Secondary Education Partners Create Materials to Promote Awareness & Use

34 Sustainability Develop Statewide Vision for Career Pathways Research WI and other states’ Career Pathway Initiatives Present Project to WI Audiences Secure Web Site Partners Develop Sustainability Plan

35 Resources

36 QUESTIONS?


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