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Title: Career Action Planning Best Practices


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 students 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
ITS 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
  • Increase nontraditional placement
  • Raise college entrance rates
  • Improve positive postsecondary placement
  • Increase program of study completers
  • Reduce necessity for remediation
  • Improve parental involvement
  • 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 levelswhat grade level to begin CAPs
  • Progressionplan for development w/o repetition
  • Advisorswho to include and training
  • Pull-outsspecial needs considerations
  • Implementationpromotion

16
Improve High School Student Environment
  • Engaging students in their education and training
  • Increase nontraditional placement
  • Increase program of study completers
  • Reduce necessity for remediation
  • Improve parental involvement
  • 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
Advisors Role
  • Advisors 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 Requirements College Entrance
    Requirements
  • ACT Explore (8th 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
  • Students recordsclasses, 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
  • August New Teacher/Advisor Training
  • February CAP 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, 200 p.m. 800 p.m.) One
    Day Only
  •   Senior High School CAP Conferences (Example
    April 2 3, 200 p.m. 600 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 (9th grade transition elective)
  • Workplace Readiness
  • 11th-12th 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, CTSOs,
    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 childs 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
    childs 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 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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