Student Career Development Series
Xello is pleased to support ACTE and CTE practitioners through the production of a series of publication briefs, online lessons and webinars to delve deeper on topics within ACTE’s High-quality CTE Program of Study: Student Career Development. Below is the first publication in this series, and please check back regularly as we develop and populate this page with additional resources.
by Kelli Diemer, ACTE Work-based Learning Consultant
Sponsored by Xello
Comprehensive, high-quality career development includes work-based learning (WBL) experiences such as workplace tours, job shadowing, school-based enterprises, internships, and apprenticeships. In addition to the activities themselves, WBL is often best defined by a strong partnership between an education program, an employer, and a motivated student.
by Dr. Patrick Akos, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sponsored by Xello
Early career influences are consequential. Although students’ focus is on exploration as an opportunity to gain early exposure and experience in career areas in which they may have an interest or want to pursue, there are many avenues such as hobbies, extracurricular activities and electives in elementary and middle school that shape decisions for high school CTE pathways.
Starting Early – Introducing Career Development in the Early Grades
Jan. 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST
Elementary and middle level programs are where student career development begins and an important linkage for leaders to think about related to CTE pathways. This webinar – part of ACTE’s Student Career Development Series sponsored by Xello – will explore how to introduce career development at earlier ages and stages to ensure effective academic and career development in high school.
Moderator: Nicole Cobb, Ed.D., Vice President, ACTE Counseling and Career Development Division; Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (moderator)
- Brian Bontempo, Ed.D., Superintendent, Auburn Career Center and Ohio Technical Center, Concord, OH
- Caroline Cockman, School Counselor, Apex Elementary School, Apex, NC
- Dana Jackson, Executive Director, Counseling Services and College Access, Grand Prairie Independent School District, Grand Prairie, TX