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Career Development for the 21st Century Workforce

This session focuses on exploring the local and national workforce landscape, as well as learning strategies to help students understand the relevance of post-secondary education for specific career options. You will make a plan for how you can work with local employers, students, educators or the school community in support of this goal. 

Postsecondary Advising for Special Populations Students I

This module was developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access professionals. It includes six sessions that address the skills and knowledge required to help the following groups of students prepare for college and careers:

  • homeless students
  • students in foster care and wards of the court
  • students with disabilities
  • LGBTQ students
  • migrant, immigrant and refugee students
  • court-involved youth

Participants will build knowledge and skills in understanding and identifying special populations; building support systems; and planning for education after high school.

Postsecondary Advising for Special Populations Students II

This module was developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access professionals. It includes six sessions that address the skills and knowledge required to help the following groups of students prepare for college and careers:

  • homeless students
  • students in foster care and wards of the court
  • students with disabilities
  • LGBTQ students
  • migrant, immigrant and refugee students
  • court-involved youth

Participants will build knowledge and skills in exploring  postsecondary options; the college application and financial aid processes; and helping students successfully transition into education after high school. 

Postsecondary Advising for Students Experiencing Homelessness

This module includes four sessions that help school counselors analyze their current practices and redesign their school counseling programs to more effectively help students prepare for postsecondary education and careers. Participants will build knowledge and skills in several areas, including how to advocate for school counseling services; how to evaluate postsecondary education and career advising practices; how to build school-based, community-based, and postsecondary partnerships; and how to maximize counselors’ time and effectiveness. Participants will engage in constructive discussions in a learning community with their colleagues during each session and complete practical, hands-on activities while working toward a Final Action Plan throughout the course.