• Career Advising and Development

    Career advising and development is an increasingly prevalent topic in policy conversations but too often only focuses on high school strategies. Students should see a clear line through their education from career awareness to exploration to planning, and this can only occur if strategies and initiatives are aligned across grade levels and policy initiatives. Anecdotally, many state and local leaders assume this is not happening to the extent it should be, but there has not yet been an in-depth examination of the data.

    Advance CTE, as part of the New Skills for Youth initiative, partnered with ASCA to conduct research with three questionnaires. Advance CTE surveyed state CTE directors, and ASCA sent separate surveys to a selection of school counselors and to state school counseling directors, in states where that role has been specifically identified. Hear more about the results of the survey, as well as hear from a local practitioner about strategies and initiatives in action. Download accompanying handout here.

    Learning objectives: 
    After attending this webinar you should be able to:

    1. Describe the findings and conclusions in the recently released The State of Career Technical Education: Career Advising and Development
    2. Explain how states and districts can support school counselors in their career advising and development work
    3. Discuss how these career advising and development policies play out on the ground and in the classroom


    • Ashleigh McFadden, State Policy Manager, Advance CTE
    • Jill Cook, Assistant Director, ASCA
    • Tyra Pilgrim, CTE Coordinator, Rutherford County Schools

    Original air date: Feb. 20, 2018

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