• 21st-Century Career Advising

    Technology is transforming the way we learn and work. It permeates every aspect of our society, creating a high demand for technological innovations that change how we think, connect, conduct research, build products and more. This demand drives the economy and creates a direct impact on the job market. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates four million computing-related job openings in the U.S. by 2028, but only 19% of these jobs could be filled by U.S. computing degree recipients. These skills underpin other careers as highly versatile, sought-after and essential in today’s information economy. School counselors are uniquely positioned to support students on paths to successful, flexible and sustainable careers by sharing with K–12 students how careers are changing with advances in technology. Please click the following link for the webinar handout: 21st Century Career Adivsing.

    Earn 0.1 CEUs/1 contact hours for this webinar by purchasing and passing the corresponding quiz found in the Specialists and Exams section of the Online Store. Search by keyword of the webinar title to find the exam in the online store. CEU exams are available for three years following the live webinar.

    Learning objectives:

    After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

    1. Discuss how systemic barriers have created inequities and how school counselors are key to closing the opportunity gap in computing fields
    2. Identify emerging career trends and requisite skills to empower students
    3. Develop specific individual counseling and advising practices to support socially equitable career exploration
    4. Identify tips for talking about computer science education and careers with key stakeholders


    • Maureen Stewart, NCWIT Counselors for Computing, C4C Community Manager; Assistant Professor, School Counseling
    • Christy Conley-Payne, North Oconee High School, Georgia
    • Steve Sharp, Hempfield Middle School, Pennsylvania

    Original air date: Nov. 19, 2021, 3-4 p.m. EST

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