Counseling and CTE: Increasing Your Awareness

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Presenter:
Susi Huschle
Career Education Counselor
Humboldt County Office of Education
• Share information about the Decade of
Difference?
• Define ‘Advanced Training’?
• What steps do we take as parents and
community members to prepare our
youth for future success?
• SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
 When
you think of the phrase “going to
college” what pops into your head?
 What is your definition of ‘Success’?
 Who is ‘Susi’?
 School
Counselor in Humboldt 20+ years
• Jacoby Creek School
• Freshwater
• Trinidad
 Mother
of two GATE identified students
• Adam – 8th grade
• Greta - Senior
 More
students graduating
 More students attaining post-secondary
education or training
 More students returning to Humboldt
County and attaining employment
 More vibrant, healthy economy for our
future.
 Early
Success
• Kindergarten Readiness/Early Literacy
 Youth
Entrepreneurship
 Financial Literacy, Planning, and Savings
 Career Awareness and College Planning
 Parent and Community Engagement
 Teacher Training/Professional
Development
 Student
Planners
 Navigator and HUB
 “I've Already Been Admitted to College”
Program
 Humboldt LIVE!
 Ideas at Work
 CAS/CAF
 Cal-SOAP
 Pause
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 Ask…..
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IDEAL
vs.
REAL
At this point I showed a brief video –
it was too large to post as part of this
PowerPoint but you can click on
“Obama” back in the post on The Hub
next to the link you clicked on for this
PowerPoint
The young man poses a question and Obama does answer it – I just
cut him off early– yes I cut off the President. I just wanted to include
this young man because I think he is so cute and they all look so
proud with the opportunity to dialogue with the president. But the
way Pres. Obama prefaces his answer is what is important to me. He
‘redefines college’. Let’s listen
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Post Secondary Education or Training includes
many options – Consider ALL the options
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Career & Technical Education
The prep/gap year
Bachelor’s Degree
Bachelor's Degree in Technology
2-year Associates Degrees
Associate Degree in Engineering Technology
One Year Technical Certificates
ROP
Military Service
Distance Education
Private Career Schools & Colleges
Formal Apprenticeships Programs
 The
new term is ‘ADVANCED TRAINING’
 You
have to get your B.A.
 As long as you go to college you will be
successful
 Where are you going after HS?
 Postpone career choices as long as
possible - You don’t want to close any
doors.
Determine the goal:
What You
Love To Do
What the
World
Really
Needs
What Your
Good at
Doing
?
 In
the sixth - eighth grades, all students
should participate in activities designed to
help them explore & narrow several career
interests.
 In
the ninth – tenth grades, all students
should participate in activities that allow
them to verify these career options.
 By
the eleventh grade (at the latest)
students should have a career plan
including a Plan B.
 Student
Planners
 Navigator and HUB
 “I've Already Been Admitted to College”
Program
 Humboldt LIVE!
 Ideas at Work
 CAS/CAF
 Cal-SOAP
“Are aligned with college and work
expectations;
 Are clear, understandable and consistent;
 Include rigorous content and application of
knowledge through higher-order skills;
 Build upon strengths and lessons of current state
standards;
 Are informed by other top performing countries,
so that all students are prepared to succeed in
our global economy and society; and
 Are evidence-based.” (NGA & CCSS, 2010, p. 1)”
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 National
Association for Gifted Children
(2010).
 www.corestandards.org.
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College-Prep and
CTE are
complementary not
competing goals . . .
A
combination of 60% academic
courses and 40% CTE is the most
effective drop-out prevention program
in the American high school.
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(Plank, 2002)
 Students in CTE pathways:
• –More likely to complete a-g requirements
•(50% vs 34%)
• –More likely to pass the CAHSEE •(71% vs 55%)
• –Had higher graduation rates •(96% vs 87%)
• –Had lower drop out rates
• –Higher postsecondary participation
CTE
is to some teens what AP &
Honors is to others
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Acknowledge that all higher education counts –
redefine ‘college’ – Advanced Training
Discourage the ‘one way to win’ philosophy
Challenge the claim that more people need a
university degree to be successful
Acknowledge a university degree does not
guarantee access to high wages
Focus on the goal – career exploration is key
College readiness does not equal career readiness
College-Prep and CTE are complementary not
competing goals
 Make The
frequently
Hub a favorite and check there
• www.decadeofdifference.org/thehub
 Humboldt
Live! (ask about it at your
school)
 Navigator (contact me for sign up
information)
 If you or your child use Facebook
• Friend ‘Humboldt Counselor’
• Like ‘The Humboldt Hub’
 Be
a voice – watch your language
• “Advanced Training”
 Visit
the Decade of Difference website to
learn how you can get involved in an
impact area that interests you:
• www.decadeofdifference.org
 Susi
Huschle
• [email protected]
• 707-445-7563
1960
2000
High
school dropouts without
skills
High school graduates without
skills
College Dropouts without skills
College graduates without skills
Compared to students with similar
academic background, CTE
students are more likely to
graduate from high school
be employed,
be employed in skilled occupations
or be in college.
(Harvey, 2001)
 Compared
to students with similar
academic background, ROP students:
• –raised GPAs more rapidly
• –attended college in larger numbers –
females/minorities earned higher incomes
• –received raises and promotions at a higher
rate

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