Developing A Career and College Center: Nuts, Bolts and Assembly

Venue: online

Location: online,

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2010 End Date/Time: May 11, 2010
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Developing A Career & College Center: Nuts, Bolts & Assembly 2-part online workshop: May 11th & 19th, 12:00-2:30pm EDT NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date (choose check by mail or PO as payment method when registering). The recording is always included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW/OBJECTIVES The Career & College Center has become a viable mechanism in secondary schools, colleges and organizations for serving the information needs of students in their transition from school-to-college and school-to-work. This two-part webinar will examine all aspects associated with the planning, design, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of a Career & College Center. Quality information facilitates the career and educational development process and the Career & College Center can play a vital role in promoting student understanding of the worlds of work and education. This webinar will offer insights into the design and delivery of Career & College Center activities, services and resources that promote awareness, exploration and decision-making. It will also address the effective use of career and college resources. Participants will walk step-by-step through a series of planning, design and implementation steps that, if followed, can lead to the creation of a quality Career & College Center. They will also learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of the Center and move forward with maintenance and growth activities. PART 1 (May 11th): * Developing Mission and Objectives for the Center * Determining Space, Furnishing and Equipment Needs * Identifying and Acquiring Career and College Resources * Creating Activities and Services for Center Users * Developing User Friendly and Efficient Procedures and Policies * Establishing a Center Calendar PART 2 (May 19th) * Monitoring Outcomes and Evaluating the Center * Staffing the Center * Using the Internet and Emerging Technologies * Creating and Managing the Center Budget * Publicizing Center Programs, Activities and Services * Involving Students, Parent, Educators and the Community in the Center WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Counselors, teachers, media specialists, youth organization leaders and others engaged in providing information to students in transition should participate in this program. They may be working at either the high school or college level or in libraries or community agencies. The program is very appropriate for educators associated with Upward Bound, Talent Search, GEAR-UP and related programs. WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Dr. Frank Burtnett, President and Principal Consultant with Education Now will serve as presenter for this webinar. Frank is the former Executive Director of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and Associate Executive Director of the American Counseling Association. He is the author of the Bound-For-College Guidebook (2009) and the Bound-For-Career Guidebook (in press). He has an extensive background in training counselors regarding career and educational development issues and the role of information in serving students in transition. Frank earned the Doctor of Education and Master of Arts degree in counseling from the George Washington University (DC) and a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Shippensburg University (PA). He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) and is a Registered Counselor (RC2478) in the state of Maine. Enquiries: