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Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
Strengthening work based learning and college readiness programs - the career academies project, mary visher-shelley rappaport
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  • 1. Strengthening Work-Based Learning and College Readiness Programs: The Career Academies Project: Linking Education and Careers Mary Visher, MDRC Mike Sack, Bloom Associates Shelley Rappaport, MDRC Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 2. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT Develop a program to build the capacity of academies to offer quality work-based learning and college readiness experiences to all students. The Goal: Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 3. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT
    • Develop a program of curricula, activities, guides and materials
    • Test the program in four academies
    • Improve , revise and evaluate
    • Make the program available to all schools
    The Work: Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 4. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT
    • Increase awareness of career and college options.
    • Make connections between school and careers.
    • Understand and practice “transferable skills”.
    • Graduate from high school with skills needed to succeed in college and career.
    Student Learning Outcomes: Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 5. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT
    • Culinary Arts Academy – Tampa, FL
    • Digital Safari Academy – Concord, CA
    • Academy of Arts & Technology – Los Angeles, CA
    • Academy of Hospitality, Tourism, and Marketing – Atlanta, GA
    The Academies: Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 6. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT
    • 10 to 15 lessons (“workshops”), each grade, taught by CTE teachers:
    • Career Development topics
    • Career Exploration topics
    • College Readiness topics
    The Program: Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 7. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT
    • All 10th and 11th graders attend half- day group visits to local worksites.
    • Visits are carefully structured with clear learning objectives.
    • Students and employers are well prepared before visit.
    The Program: Career Exploration Visits Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 8. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT Career Exploration Visits Sample Workshops Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
    • Choosing a Career
    • The Big Picture
    • What does the CEV Mean to Me?
    • Making a Professional First Impression
    • The Winning Interview
    • The Endless Job List
    • Writing a Resume
    • Skills for Success
    • Planning a Resume
    • CEVs – What, Where, Why?
  • 9. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT
    • All 10th and 11th graders visit college campuses.
    • Local 2-year and 4-year colleges.
    • Parental involvement.
    • Counseling and mentoring supports.
    The Program: College Visits Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 10. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT College Visits Sample Workshops Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
    • Finishing Strong: Making a Smooth Transition
    • Intro to College Board Resources
    • Financial Aid Speaker
    • Planning for College
    • Applying to College
    • Reflections on the Visit
    • Choosing the Right College
    • Researching a College and Planning a Visit
    • Entrance Exams
    • College: Myths & Facts
  • 11. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT
    • All 12th grade students offered internships
    • Compensated (pay, credit, stipends)
    • Project-based
    • Concurrent, weekly classroom seminar
    The Program: Internships & Seminar Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 12. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT Internships & Seminars Sample Seminars Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
    • Diversity
    • Moving Forward
    • Managing Stress
    • Leadership
    • A Matter of Time
    • Job Satisfaction
    • The Big Picture
    • Customer Service
    • First Week on the Job
  • 13. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT
    • Continue Pilot – refine program
    • Evaluate student and school-level outcomes
    • Evaluate feasibility
    • Scale-up
    Next Steps: Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project
  • 14. THE CAREER ACADEMIES PROJECT
    • Mary Visher
    • [email_address]
    • Sue Bloom
    • [email_address]
    • Mike Sack
    • MSack@yesphilly.org
    For more information, contact: Linking Education & Careers The Career Academies Project

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