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ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION®

Guidance and Career Development Division

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Learn more about the Guidance and Career Development
Division from Jan Bell!
   Jan Bell
Jan Bell
Guidance and Career Development Division Vice President
3420 S. Memorial
Tulsa, OK 74145
Phone: 918-828-5257


Guidance and Career Development Division

Guidance and Career Development Division
Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the Guidance and Career Development Division is to provide leadership and advocacy for school counselors, career development personnel and other guidance professionals.

Read the Guidance and Career Development Division's position paper on Perkins reauthorization!

Read the latest Guidance and Career Development Division newsletter here

 Access the Guidance and Career Development newsletter archive here.

To accomplish this mission, the following goals have been established:

  1. collaborate with other professional education groups to maintain and advance a strong voice for the full implementation of comprehensive guidance programs and the work of career development personnel
  2. disseminate CTE information to school counselors, career development personnel and other guidance professionals
  3. inform CTE professionals about the goals and outcomes of fully implemented comprehensive guidance programs
  4. provide for the professional growth of all Division members
  5. provide for the annual recognition of school counselors, career development personnel and other guidance professionals, and for programs that support the mission of the Guidance and Career Development Division
  6. develop and maintain high professional standards among the membership
  7. develop better understanding and appreciation among all educators of comprehensive guidance programs and the work of career development personnel
  8. serve as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of information about guidance and career development best practices, policy, research and theory
  9. inform members of the Guidance and Career Development Division about trends, policies and current activities in the field
  10. promote legislation at the state and federal level that benefits career and technical education, comprehensive guidance programs and the work of career development personnel
  11. promote research and counselor training programs that inform the field of guidance and career development
  12. support and encourage all aspects of comprehensive guidance programs, including individual work with students, and collaboration with administrators, counselors, teachers and other educators, parents and community sponsors

Because of the overarching nature of the Guidance and Career Development Division, the Division aligns with all 16 of the career clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
  • Business, Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales & Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Guidance and Career Development Resource Center  

The Guidance and Career Development Division is pleased to announce to you a new ACTE members-only resource created by the Guidance and Career Development (G&CD) Division's Policy Committee. Our Guidance and Career Development Resource Center is a new information hub for guidance professionals, CTE teachers and administrators, students, parents as well as business and community partners. Developed under the leadership of G&CD Policy Committee member and high school career specialist, Steve Beutler, this comprehensive page is a must bookmark destination that contains easy-to-find career resources, best practices, videos, and workshop material contributed by members of ACTE's Guidance and Career Development Division. Visit and bookmark us today!

 

New Free Online Resource for Teachers

There are many military-related options for CTE students, but schools and educators need to know how to legally, ethically and effectively recruit students on campus. Basic Training for Educators-Military Recruitment on Campus (BTE-MRC) is a self-paced, online professional development course designed by civilian and military educators. This two-hour self-guided course provides secondary and post-secondary educators with the information needed to gain a greater understanding of military recruitment on their campus.

The course covers legal and ethical guidelines for schools and recruiters, as well as basic information on service academies, ROTC, the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, basic training and other practices and programs associated with military recruitment. An interview with a military recruiter at the end of the course has been designed to bring together theory and practice. Participants will receive a training certificate and/or digital badge to highlight their newly acquired skills.



Congratulations to the 2016 ACTE Career Guidance Award Winner!
 Sheryl Neely title

Do you know a guidance and career development professional who deserves recognition? Learn more about the ACTE Career Guidance Award and how to apply/nominate in your state. 

 


Guidance and Career Development Division Resources

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A Salute to Dr. Norm Gysbers
 

 

Guidance and Career Development Division Meeting Minutes 

Guidance and Career Development Board Reports 

Guidance and Career Development Newsletter Archive 

Guidance and Career Development Resources



 

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