Texas Counseling to Careers Toolkit

Texas Counseling to Careers Toolkit

National College Transition Network at World Education, 2014

Toolkit Purpose 

The toolkit is designed to provide local adult education programs with the tools required to assist students successfully transition from adult basic education (ABE) programs to secondary education and/or the labor market. The information in the toolkit helps adult education providers to gauge local labor markets and shape their programs to prepare students for real opportunities. 

Intended Audience 
Adult education providers, community colleges, and community partners
Career Pathways Target Population 
Participants of adult education and literacy programs
Based On 
The Counseling to Careers intensive training materials and tools developed by Jobs for the Future
Summary of Toolkit Approach 

The toolkit guides ABE practitioners and their partners through implementing the ‘Counseling to Careers’ approach, which makes information about college and in-demand careers more accessible to adult education counselors and students. The toolkit includes detailed information on:

  • Understanding the local labor markets and using online resources to gather necessary information to develop occupational profiles;
  • A process map to aid outreach efforts to industry experts, employers, and training providers;
  • Recommended practices on researching post-secondary education and training programs and targeted industries; and
  • Strategies to foster ongoing industry and employer engagement. 
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