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College & Career Readiness Advisor Training


College & Career Readiness Advisor Training2020-10-30T15:19:28+00:00

2020

  • NOVEMBER 13-20
  • DECEMBER 2-8

2021

  • JANUARY 22-29
  • FEBRUARY 11-23
  • MARCH 23-30
  • APRIL  23-30
  • MAY 13-20
  • JUNE  3-10

A new cohort of 48 educators and community members successfully completed the first CFES Brilliant Pathways virtual College & Career Readiness (CCR) Advisor Training endorsed by the University of Vermont on Aug. 25 and have begun working with students across the country to help them raise – and reach – their postsecondary goals.

The next training will be held during the CFES Virtual National Conference on Oct. 26 – Nov. 2 featuring live interactive sessions with leaders in education, government and business. After a live opening session, participants will be asked to watch daily keynote speakers and partake in at-large sessions with options to join breakout sessions of their choosing.

Session topics include how to help students virtually, paying for college, college and career readiness in a new world, social justice and others. Panels will feature college presidents, corporate leaders and members of the U.S. House and Senate who will respond to questions from participants.

Our goal is to train 5,000 CCR advisors over the next 18 months to support students to become college and career ready. Given the current struggles of students to connect with mentors and advisors during the COVID-19 crisis, the need for CCR advisors has never been greater.

Across the United States, too many counselors have neither the time nor the capacity to provide adequate college and career readiness support, especially for low-income students.  A recent survey showed that counselors wanted to help students graduate high school, attend college and become job-ready, but they lacked the necessary knowledge, resources and time. With little support in moving through the maze, underserved students often don’t know where to turn and they make college-going decisions based on information that is inaccurate and misleading.

To address this crisis, CFES Brilliant Pathways is training and credentialing College and Career Readiness (CCR) Advisors through virtual workshops, where participants learn from national experts in six key areas for in-person and virtual interactions. The workshop begins with a live opening session, followed by five pre-recorded sessions viewed by participants at their convenience, and a live closing.

Session one focuses on equipping individuals with tools and strategies to advise students onto and along the college and career pathway. Subsequent sessions explore: the importance of mentoring, the Essential Skills that CFES deems critical for students to succeed in college and beyond, college readiness, paying for college, career readiness and topics of today, including the role of virtual support.

At the conclusion of the workshop, you will be awarded a College and Career Readiness Advisor Certificate, certified by the University of Vermont. If this was your first CCR session, then you will be recognized as a Level I advisor. If you have previously attended a CCR Training, you are eligible to be recognized as a Level II advisor. Following the workshop, expect to receive ongoing support through webinars and digital resources. This is a fantastic opportunity for those seeking professional development opportunities, including Continuing Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (CTLE) credit.

A CCR Advisor helps young people build knowledge and skills to become college and career ready. Advisors can include community members, business leaders, teachers, coaches, college students or retirees who mentor students in a range of college and career readiness topics, such as, admission and financial aid deadlines, understand how to pay for college, complete applications, find internships and job shadowing opportunities and meet other college and career readiness challenges.

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Each block consists of two live video sessions scheduled one week apart, and five on-demand webinars that participants will view at their convenience prior to the closing session. You must participate in both the opening and closing live video sessions at the time they are scheduled in order to receive credit.

November

13 - 20

November 13-20

Live Sessions on:
November 13 2:00-3:00 PM (EST)
&
November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM (EST)

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December

2 - 8

December 2-8

Live Sessions on:
December 2 2:00-3:00 PM (EST)
&
December 8, 2:00-3:00 PM (EST)

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January

22 - 29

January

Live Sessions on:
January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM (EST)
&
January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM (EST)

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February

11-23

February

Live Sessions on:
February 11, 2:00-3:00 PM (EST)
&
February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM (EST)

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March

23 - 30

March

Live Sessions on:
March 23, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)
&
March 30, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)

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April

23 - 30

April

Live Sessions on:
April 23, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)
&
April 30, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)

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May

13 - 20

May

Live Sessions on:
May 13, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)
&
May 20, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)

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June

3 - 10

June

Live Sessions on:
June 3, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)
&
June 10, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT)

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“I wanted to thank you and your team for an amazing training this past Friday! I walked away feeling motivated, informed, and ready to help any students that cross my path. Your team had great insight and heartfelt stories that really showed not only how what we do makes a difference in the students’ lives but our lives as well. I also loved how you all made it seem much more like a family which shows your commitment to your advisors as we begin to work upon what was taught to us… I am already looking forward to future advanced trainings.”

Dan, Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Session 1: Opening (Live)

College and Career Readiness (CCR) Advisors change life trajectories of young people. Recent studies confirm that low-income students need encouragement and accurate advice to move down the college and career readiness pathway. Session one lays the foundation for five pre-recorded sessions, culminating with a live closing [...]

Session 2: Value of Mentoring

A mentor can significantly improve the quality of life of a young person by supporting their pathway to college and career, helping them realize their full potential. Examples include personal gains in academic performance and attainment of goals. This session emphasizes the value of mentoring and [...]

Session 3: Essential Skills

Although there are different paths to college and career, certain skills are vital. CFES calls these the Essential Skills: goal setting, teamwork, leadership, agility, perseverance, and networking. Essential Skills are interconnected, overlapping, and indispensable when preparing students for success in college and career. In this session, [...]

Session 4: College Readiness & Paying for College

Cost is the No. 1 reason why students from low-income households choose not to attend college and also why they drop out of college.  We need to help students see college as an opportunity to climb out of poverty, not as a place to accrue debt.  [...]

Session 5: Career Readiness

The U.S. job market is evolving at its fastest pace in history. Emerging technologies are creating new career opportunities that only a few years ago seemed unimaginable. One thing hasn’t changed, however: the need for a college education to land a high-paying job in STEM and [...]

Session 6: Topics of Today

The amount of change that has occurred since March of 2020 is unprecedented in modern U.S. history. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted traditional education models, forcing K-12 and higher education leaders to rethink every aspect of educational delivery and engagement. The call to end racial injustice in [...]

Session 7: Closing (Live)

The live one-hour opening session and five pre-recorded sessions are designed to equip participants with the tools to support students in the areas of mentoring, college and career readiness, Essential Skills, how to pay for college, and current topics of the day. The live closing session [...]

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