GOAL: To provide futures planning, career counseling and job acquisition skills for ALL students by:
- Providing career guidance counseling to students within an individual or group school setting.
- Serving as a resource for student educational planning, career and life skills decision-making.
- Encouraging students to develop and enhance effective interpersonal communication skills and problem solving strategies.
- Screening students for appropriate program placement.
- Working with web based college and career planning tools such as: Naviance and Career Cruising.
- Utilizing career resources such as current labor market information and community based job information.
- Providing work preparation and job retention assistance, including resume writing, interviewing skills, applications, and networking strategies.
- Assisting students in locating internships, job shadowing experiences, mentors, and specialized scholarship information.
GOAL: To assist ALL staff and instructors in the career development process by:
- Supporting the school site guidance and counseling goals.
- Serving as a resource person for career guidance counseling to site counselors, classroom teachers, and CTE instructors.
- Providing specialized career-related workshops to groups of students or staff upon request.
- Meeting with school and district personnel to ensure that CTE activities are supportive and consistent with the total educational program of the host school and local partners.
- Assisting in the development of promotional activities, distributing course material, and implementing CTE program support services.
GOAL: Promote a positive image of CTE within the school, district and community by:
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with local partners.
- Distributing informational materials that reflect the mission of CTE.
- Assisting with career and college fairs, open house, and back-to-school nights.
- Supporting student achievement by attending community events.
- Assisting with transitions to post-secondary options, including community colleges, 4-year universities, career-technical schools, military, or the workforce.
- Actively developing new programs based on community needs and student interests.
- Cooperating with School-to-Career goals by creating business partnerships for job shadowing, internships, mentoring, career speakers, and employment.
- Providing community members with qualified, trained employees.
- Inviting local partners to participate in advisory committees.
- Participating in community-based organizations (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, Industry Education Council, PSTA, etc.)
- Maintaining our commitment to work-based learning for students through the use of paid or unpaid community placements.
- Arranging field trips to enhance certain class experiences or curriculum.
ALL CTE COUNSELORS:
- Are highly qualified counseling professionals.
- Possess and maintain a valid California Pupil Personnel Service Credential.
- Participate in on-going professional growth activities to promote excellence in the field of counseling.
- Support the National Standards for School Counseling Programs developed by the American School Counseling Association.