Yes You Can! Kimberly D. Brown, Ed. S. , NCC. , GCDFI Whale Branch Early College High School Beaufort County School District South Carolina Education and Business Summit June 2017
Agenda Introduction 1 2 3 Session objectives. How can you start to use the resources and connections you already have to build your career readiness program. Background My journey as a co-counselor in both the middle school and high school and how I worked to ensure that my students are career ready. Career Readiness Goals What’s the goals of career readiness? How do we accomplish these goals? What are the challenges? 4 5 Human Resources What Human Resources do you already have access to? Who can you “use” i. e. partner with to help accomplish these goals? Other Resources. Remember Your Why? Time? Funding? Locations? What’s Your Why? 6 Questions? Concerns?
Session Objectives By the end of this session you will: • Explored what Career Readiness is and how it is supposed to help students prepare for their future careers. • Identify additional resources that you can use to help you accomplish your Career Readiness Goals. • Identified challenges that you have faced while working to ensure that your students are Career Ready. • Have the opportunity to “Remember Your Why”! • • Have identified the Human Resources that you can start to partner with to help you accomplish your Career Readiness Goals. Have an opportunity to ask questions, share concerns, and learn from EBS attendees in the session.
Who I Am? Kimberly D. Brown, Ed. S. , NCC. , GCDFI Donec tincidunt enim sit amet consequat Ed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque • Lead School Counselor- Whale Branch Early College High School • Beaufort County School District. Beaufort, SC • 2 years- middle school • 2 years- high school • Member of district School Counseling Leadership Team • BCSD High School Counselor of the Year 2015 -2016 & 20162017 • Membership Development Chairperson for Palmetto State School Counselor Association • GCDFI • • B. S. Biology- Mercer University School Counseling Degrees- Georgia Southern University
Reason for Session
What’s Your Story? Share with your nearby colleagues BRIEFLY! • • Your Role Your School/ District One Career Readiness Accomplishment One Career Readiness Challenge
What is Career Readiness? is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. These competencies are: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems.
Career Readiness Goals Challenges • What? • Resources • Time • People • Space • Funding • Others • When? • Why? • How? • Where? • Why must we “Work Smart & Not Hard”?
Human Resources In Your Building • • Staff- survey- background Parents- survey- background Coaches SPED Teachers CATE Teachers “District Office” Former Students Advisory Councils • Counseling • CATE • Others • Job Coach, Graduation Coach, CDF, Career Specialist, WBL, Outside The Building • Military- Recruiters & Active Duty & state commands • SC Tech Schools • SC/ GA Colleges & Univ. • SC Works • SC Voc Rehab • SCDE • CHE • SC Dept of Labor • Chamber- Commerce/ Business • Local Businesses • Local, State, National Associations • Other School Districts • Adult Ed
Other Resources What other resources do you need to accomplish you Career Readiness Goals? • • More Time? More People? Funding? More Funding? Tools? SCOIS? Naviance? GA Futures? • OTHERS? • My Advice • • • Be Persistent Be Stubborn Don’t Take No Don’t Give Up Never Forget Your Why?
What’s Your Why? In silence- take a few moments to take of “You Why? ” • • • Why do you go to work everyday? Why are you here in the summer? Why do you care about “other people’s kids”? Why do you sacrifice financially? NEVER FORGET YOUR WHY!
Thank You! Questions? Kimberly D. Brown Kimberly. Brown@Beaufort. k 12. sc. us