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1 Career Action Planning Best Practices Module 1 CAP Components

2 CAP Organization Components Definition Administrative Support CAP Steering Committee Parental Involvement Teacher/Advisor Training Advisory Sessions and CAP Conference Evaluation

3 COMPONENTS OF A CAP PROGRAM Promotion and buy-in Planning Calendar Advisory Activities Advisor Time Teacher Training CAP Conferences Communication Evaluation Collaboration

4 CAP Definition A cooperative way to help students make plans for their future and prepare them to meet those goals

5 Career Action Planning Provides an advisor to every student with time to devote to making concrete personal, education and career plans and set attainable goals Provide career planning for all students with parental involvement Provides career decision-making skills from middle school up through high school

6 A CAPS PROGRAM Establishes written goals & a plan of action for each student Records each student’s growth in achieving the education/skills needed to succeed Provides follow-up and evaluation for parents and students Informs students of job availability, job duties & responsibilities, education and training required, pay & growth potential, availability of secondary and post-secondary education/training.

7 Career “Action” Planning includes: – Continuous and consistent career guidance and development with regular self-awareness assessments, high school planning, post-secondary planning, and decision making. – An important component is the annual parent/student/advisor conference to review the career with all parties together.

8 CAPS MISSION To ensure that each student receives individualized, comprehensive, and continuing career and educational counseling that enhances their ability to ultimately achieve career satisfaction.

9 IT’S THE LAW! Federally funded programs are required to provide “…a coherent sequence of courses to ensure learning in the core academic, and vocational and technical subjects…” (H.R. 1853-40)

10 Improving College and Career Readiness Indicators Improve graduation rates Improve graduation rates Increase nontraditional placement Increase nontraditional placement Raise college entrance rates Raise college entrance rates Improve positive postsecondary placement Improve positive postsecondary placement Increase program of study completers Increase program of study completers Reduce necessity for remediation Reduce necessity for remediation Improve parental involvement Improve parental involvement Improve level of student satisfaction with education Improve level of student satisfaction with education

11 Arkansas Career Planning To meet ADE standards, every student must have a four-year plan. To meet ACE standards for program approval, every student must have a four-year plan (recommended six-year), which is revisited each year for necessary adjustments. To meet the requirements of ACT 1949, every student services program must include career advisement and a career development process.

12 How to Start Administrative Decisions Steering Committee Career Guidance Coordinator/Chair Schedule planning & preparation meetings Define roles and responsibilities Provide training Curriculum activities to obtain goals

13 Administrative Support Superintendents, principals, counselors must be on board with a strategic plan for CAPs – Regular semi-annual meetings should be scheduled – A committee should be chaired by an administrator – Setting school goals to raising Indicators – Active participants in teacher training and CAP Conference Day

14 Decisions to be Made by Administration Set and Improve school goals Graduation rates College readiness (ACT) and entrance rates Plan or program of study placement for students Positive postsecondary placement Taking higher level math, science and English classes

15 Decisions to be made by: Coordinator and Steering Committee How much time is needed for advisory classes Best time and how often should advisory groups meet Group size and make up Grade levels—what grade level to begin CAPs Progression—plan for development w/o repetition Advisors—who to include and training Pull-outs—special needs considerations Implementation—promotion

16 Improve High School Student Environment Engaging students in their education and training Engaging students in their education and training Increase nontraditional placement Increase nontraditional placement Increase program of study completers Increase program of study completers Reduce necessity for remediation Reduce necessity for remediation Improve parental involvement Improve parental involvement Improve level of student satisfaction with education and career planning Improve level of student satisfaction with education and career planning

17 Improve the quality of career planning interventions provided to help students Meet personal goals Successfully transition through the educational system smoothly and efficiently Graduate successfully Become employable with employability skills and industry certifications Successfully reach career goals to become productive citizens

18 CAP Steering Committee Counselors for all grades selected Career Guidance Teachers Administrator – Beginning with Superintendent – Followed up with building principals or their assistants Career Development Facilitator or Career Coach

19 Steering Committee Review School goals CAP guidelines School calendar Personnel Activities Training opportunities/necessities

20 Career Guidance Training Administration, coordinator, steering committee, and counselors attend training. Teachers by trained by coordinator/chair and steering committee.

21 Career Guidance Providers Administrators Counselors Teacher/advisors Career Development Facilitators/Career Coaches Community leaders Business partners Post-secondary school recruiters

22 Advisor’s Role Advisor’s responsibilities Know the student Understand and value career development and planning Knowledgeable of the educational system Meet regularly with students for advising

23 Advisor Training Kuder Navigator Graduation & college entrance requirements Scholarships and grants Education and training plans Forms and parent conversations CAP time frame Session activities

24 Training Introduction and Welcome Advisor Handout Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance Requirements ACT Explore (8 th grade)Portfolio Folder Update Explore Results (9th grade only)Education Plan Update ACT Plan Results (10th grade only)Education Opportunities Review Student Resumes Extended Learning Opportunities Registration Sheet and Signed Evaluation Forms Business & Industry Certifications Parent Communication

25 Class or Group Assignments Teacher Advisors – Assign by grade level – Assign randomly or by program of study (preferred) – Assign by special needs – Assign by class schedule

26 Recommendations Advisors work with fewer than 20 students Advisors meet at least 8 times per year with their students Advisors meet with all advisee parents at least once per year in the spring Scheduled Career Planning Time – Weekly or Monthly leading up to CAP Conference – CAP Registration Conference March-April

27 Conferences are held to meet with parents and students to review: Student’s records—classes, grades, and assessments Goals and progress Education opportunities – Tech centers, concurrent or articulated credit Career opportunities Four-year education plan Education and training plan beyond high school

28 What Advisors Should Know STUDENTS How to communicate with parents What is expected from advisory and conference sessions How to use and record information in the students’ Career Portfolios Calendar of events

29 Calendar July Steering Committee Meetings AugustNew Teacher/Advisor Training FebruaryCAP Preparation: Early March:Parent Letter Completed & Mailed Mid March:All CAP Conference Appointments Made Late March:Senior High School Orientation for ninth grade parents/students Early April:Junior High School CAP Conferences (Example: April 1, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) One Day Only Senior High School CAP Conferences (Example: April 2 & 3, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Two Days Mid April:Registration sheets due at senior high school Late April:Registration

30 What everyone should know Graduation Requirements Smart Core/College requirements Scholarships available Programs of Study and courses offered at the school or tech center Postsecondary articulation and concurrent opportunities Advanced Placement Opportunities Special Needs Resources How to assist with labor market research for job opportunities Extended learning opportunities

31 Non-academics Clubs and Organizations. Athletics Non-school opportunities Internship/apprenticeship opportunities Credit and non-credit electives Programs of Study and Completer Status Military-Reserve Officer Training Core (JROTC)

32 Additional Options Secondary Area Vocational Training Centers

33 Career & Technical Education Completer Status Complete three Carnegie Units of Credit in a Program of Study Electives: – Workplace Readiness (.5 credit) – Workforce Technology (1 credit) – Internship (1 Credit) – JAG (1 Unit)

34 High School Interventions Keystone (9 th grade transition elective) Workplace Readiness 11 th -12 th grade elective using KeyTrain to prepare students for ACT WorkKeys) Work-based Learning (JAG, Internship & Youth Apprenticeship electives) Extended Learning Opportunities Job Shadowing, B & I Tours, CTSO’s, Mentoring/Interning

35 Components of a Portfolio Career Portfolio Development (electronic or hard copy) A 4-Year Education Plan (High school and beyond) Long term career plans (Career Ladder) Academic records Self-awareness Assessments Resume Kuder and Explore results Financial aid Scholarship information and applications.

36 Parental Involvement Improve communication between parents and schools. Approximately 70 percent of those surveyed said better communication between school and parents and increased parental involvement in their child’s education are essential to keeping students in school. – Council for Exceptional Children

37 When Parents are Involved Higher grades and test scores Long term academic achievement Positive attitudes and behavior More successful programs of study More effective schools – Univ of Illinois

38 Engage Students in School Make school more relevant and engaging and enhance the connection between school and work with a Career Action Plan Ensure strong adult-student relationships in the school with advisors. The respondents craved and appreciated attention from teachers… 70% said better communication between school and parents and increased parental involvement in their child’s education are essential to keeping students in school. Council for Exceptional Children

39 Career Exploration and Planning Interventions in Middle and Junior High Schools Career Orientation Exploration of the world of work Self-Discovery Self-Assessment resulting in career pathways Career Development Portfolio Occupational Research Education and Training Research Goal Setting, Decision-making and Planning

40 Successful Positive Employment comes from consistent and continuous: Self assessment and discovery Career guidance, exploration, preparation and planning Career employability training Rigorous education in the SMART Core Curriculum Career portfolio development

41 Follow-through not just Follow-up Time to visit periodically with a career coach, counselor, or advisor A place for college and career research – (Career Center) Continued development of a personal career portfolio Opportunities for job shadowing and B & I tours Local and current labor market information

42 CAP Conferences CAP conferences are held once each year, generally in early April. CAP conferences involve the teacher- advisor, parents, and student. Letters announcing the appointment date are mailed to parents at least one month in advance. The teacher-advisor follows up with a phone call to confirm the appointment date.

43 Program Evaluation – Program Steering Committee Summer Vision Retreat Evaluate each grade level – Successes and failures Re-establish goals Review schedule for the coming year Review curriculum activities for advisory classes

44 Parent & Teacher Evaluation Parent evaluation Teacher/Advisor evaluation

45 Sum of all the Parts Time with an advisor to discuss the future Continuous education and career planning and development Parental involvement Make the future realistic with individualized career plans that meet student needs

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