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