What is a Career Guidance and Counseling Program?
It is a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist individuals in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. A career guidance and counseling program develops an individual's competencies in self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning.
Why is Career Guidance and Counseling Key to the Delivery of Vocational-Technical Education?
Career guidance and counseling programs help individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to identify options, explore alternatives and succeed in society. These programs better prepare individuals for the changing workplace of the 21st century by:
Who Benefits from Career Guidance and Counseling Programs?
Everyone benefits--youth and adults, male and female, disabled, disadvantaged, minorities, limited English proficient, incarcerated, dropouts, single parents, displaced homemakers, teachers, administrators, parents and employers.
Where are Career Guidance and Counseling Programs offered?
Everywhere--elementary, junior and senior high schools, community colleges, technical institutes, universities, career resource centers, correctional facilities, community-based organizations, human services agencies, community and business organizations, skill clinics, employment and placement services.
Where is Career Guidance and Counseling Working?
During 1997-1998, four career guidance programs were selected as exemplary in the following sites:
Additionally, States implementing the National Career Development Guidelines have many success stories.
What are the Key Components of Successful Career Guidance and Counseling Programs?
What does the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Highlight about Career Guidance and Counseling Programs?
What are some Opportunities for Career Guidance Counselors under the Perkins Act?
Counselors have opportunities to participate in an education and training system that integrates academic and vocational education, to encourage individuals' greater participation in further education by articulating secondary and post-secondary education, to renew their commitment to servicing the most at-risk or disadvantaged of our society, to promote program outcomes and performance measures, and to respond to business and economic development.