Presenters - MnSCU CTE - Career Technical Education

Report
Comprehensive
Career
Development …
What’s That?
Presenters:
Denise Felder ~ ISEEK
• Al Hauge ~ MDE
• Alyssa Klein ~ DEED
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CTE Conference 2013
About Us
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Al Hauge: Career and Technical Education
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Career Development and Work Based Learning Specialist
Transition Disabled Specialist-Employment Element of Special
Education
Alyssa Klein: Vocational Rehabilitation Services
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Youth lead for Pathways to Employment (2006-2012)
Leading plan for VRS to engage more in schools
Focus: Universal design for workforce and learning programs;
Hands-on opportunities for youth; Community and school supports
Denise Felder: iSeek Solutions
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Editor of MnCareers
Career content for youth, ABE, underrepresented populations
Career adviser to at-risk youth, low-income adults
Legislation
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2013 Omnibus E-12 Education Act
Article II, Section 6
“World’s best Workforce:” "Curriculum" means district or school
adopted programs and written plans for providing students with
learning experiences that lead to expected knowledge and skills and
career and college readiness.
Article II, Sections 8
Now a requirement: school districts to work with students from grade 9 to
develop life plans.
Article III, Section 9
School counselor’s role in assisting students to meet high school
graduation requirements, explore and select college and career
options, conduct affordability planning, and make the transition to
postsecondary education or training.
Legislation
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Planning For Students' Successful Transition
School Districts beginning in 2013-2014 must assist all
students by no later than grade 9 to explore their
college and career interests and aspirations and
develop a plan for a smooth and successful transition
to postsecondary education or employment.
Legislation
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Planning For Students' Successful Transition
All students' plans must be designed to:
(1) provide a comprehensive academic plan for completing a
college and career-ready curriculum premised on meeting state
and local academic standards and developing 21st century
skills such as team work, collaboration, and good work habits;
(2) emphasize academic rigor and high expectations;
(Already in existence)
Legislation
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Planning For Students' Successful Transition
All students' plans must be designed to:
(3) help students identify personal learning styles that may affect
their postsecondary education and employment choices;
(4) help students gain access to postsecondary education and
career options;
(5) integrate strong academic content into career-focused
courses and integrate relevant career-focused courses into
strong academic content;
Legislation
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Planning For Students' Successful Transition
All students' plans must be designed to:
(6) help students and families identify and gain access to appropriate
counseling and other supports and assistance that enable students to
complete required coursework, prepare for postsecondary education
and careers, and obtain information about postsecondary education
costs and eligibility for financial aid and scholarship;
(7) help students and families identify collaborative partnerships of
kindergarten through grade 12 schools, postsecondary institutions,
economic development agencies, and employers that support
students' transition to postsecondary education and employment and
provide students with experiential learning opportunities.
Legislation
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Postsecondary & Workforce
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Support of FastTRAC job training programs (DEED)
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Use and dissemination of Labor Market Information,
collaboration with MOHE, MnSCU & DEED
Legislation
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Other Important Legislation
 Assessments
 Statewide
 EPAS
(K-12)
Testing (K-12)
(K-12)
Discussion
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Reactions to legislation?
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What is Career Readiness?
Career Readiness Partner Council
“Possessing the awareness, skills, and dispositions
needed to be able to “effectively navigate pathways
that connect education and employment to achieve
a fulfilling, financially-secure and successful career.”
www.CareerReadyNow.org
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Career Readiness Includes …
 Academic
and technical knowledge and skills
 Employability
knowledge, skills and dispositions
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Support for Career Readiness
 Individualized
Plans
 Career
Exploration Tools
 School
Counselors
 Experiential
Learning
 EXPLORE
and PLAN
 Supports
for Adult Learners
Discussion
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How do you implement
Individualized plans?
Which career exploration
resources do you use?
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What is Needed
Comprehensive Counseling Program Components
 Guidance
curriculum
 Individualized
planning
 Responsive
services that help individuals with
school/employment problems
 System
support that allows counselors
time/resources to carry out guidance program
Source: Comprehensive Guidance Programs that Work
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What is Needed
Quality Plan Implementation (K-12) Includes:
 Document
 Electronic
and a Process
Portfolio System
 School-wide,
 Students
not just counselors
use regularly (twice/week)
 Community
 Connects
partnerships
academics and enhanced learning
activities (experiential learning)
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MN Support of Career Development
Cross-Agency Collaboratives
Addressing the Issues
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Twin Cities Collaborative
MN Career & College Collaborative
GWDC Youth Experiential and Pathway
Collaborative
Other councils and committees
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Governor’s Workforce Development
Council
GWDC Youth Experiential Learning Policy Committee
Goal: To develop policy recommendations that will
increase experiential learning opportunities for youth
in Minnesota.
Defines experiential learning as:
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Offering students direct and systemic employer and/or
community/customer feedback
Allows students to apply skills they learn in the classroom
Requires in-depth engagement, more than just a one-time
experience
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Governor’s Workforce Development
Council
Experiential learning could affect:
1)
Lack of career awareness
2)
Need for increased soft skills
3)
Low motivation in school and disconnect between
school and real-world situations and careers
4)
Lack of work experience
5)
Too few students participate in experiential learning
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Governor’s Workforce Development
Council
Current Considerations
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Licensing flexibility
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Transportation
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Incentives to students, programs and
employers
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MN Support of Career Development
MDE Inter-Disciplinary Committee
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Creating resource directory for districts
MN Career & College Readiness Collaborative (CCRC)
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Partners from education, community and workforce
development to address the need for comprehensive
career development for people at various stages of
life.
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CCRC’s Charge
 State
Team: 100+ members
 Guidance
for policymakers and organizations
around career development and college
readiness
 Gather
and disseminate information and
resources needed to deliver career development
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CCRC Subcommittees
 Business
& Community Involvement
 Career
Development Process
 Design
& Implementation
 Parent,
Family Engagement
 Professional
Development
 Technology
http://mn.gov/deed/programs-services/
mn-career-college-collaborative/index.jsp
Discussion
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What changes, supports would
you like to see?
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8 Recommendations
1.
Consider how education can better align with
MN’s workforce development system
2.
Reference ASCA National Standards for Students
(see handout)
3.
Recommend grade-level benchmark system for
districts to assist students in career development
4.
Ensure students have access to portable electronic
system to catalogue, store, and share their plans
and career development activities
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8 Recommendations continued
5.
Increase number of school counselors
throughout state
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Decrease amount of “extra” work expected of
school counselors not aligned with job
description
7.
Continue to fund EXPLORE and PLAN tools
8.
Increase experiential learning opportunities for
ALL students
Discussion
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Other recommendations to help MN
schools, businesses, community and public
agencies work together to help youth and
job seekers succeed in their education or
career plans?
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Thank you!
 Denise
 Al
Felder, [email protected]
Hauge, [email protected]
 Alyssa
Klein, [email protected]
Minnesota Career & College Readiness Collaborative
http://mn.gov/deed/programs-services/
mn-career-college-collaborative/index.jsp

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