• Career Exploration and Development with a Focus on Implicit Bias

    Brought to you by ASCA and Advance CTE.

    A successful career advising and development system must respond to learners’ interests and provide career awareness and exploration for all – not just those enrolled in career technical education (CTE). Such a system must seamlessly span the full career advising and development continuum from elementary through postsecondary and include wraparound services, accelerated learning strategies and connections with local employers to ensure smooth transitions into the labor market. Download accompanying handout here.

    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. CEU exams are available for 3 years following the live webinar. 

    Learning objectives:

    After viewing this webinar you should be able to:

    • Generate and share current career advising and development strategies
      Determine most effective strategies and their connections to CTE
    • Strategize ways to implement effective strategies in your community
    • Discuss implicit bias and how this affects students, parents, school counselors and all educators

    Original air date: Nov. 19, 2019

    Lauren Jones is a nationally certified counselor and is in her ninth year as the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program Director for Special Populations, Counseling and Equity in Colorado. In this role she serves school districts and postsecondary institutions by providing trainings and resources to support career literacy and meaningful career conversations. Lauren also began and coordinates the implementation of Middle School CTE programs and wears many other hats including: Project Manager for Equity in CTE, co-supervisor of Colorado’s statewide PWR/ICAP Facilitators, subject matter expert for equity in CTE with Advance CTE, and US Department of Education, Region V representative for ACTE Guidance & Career Development Division. She’s also one of the founding members for the CCCS Equity and Inclusivity Council and is a constant advocate for special populations and everything CTE in Colorado!

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