College & Career Readiness Advisor Trainings


College & Career Readiness Advisor Trainings2021-07-13T09:38:36-04:00

August 23-30, 2021

*Live opening at 2 pm (EST)*

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Workplace and education systems have changed abruptly and permanently over the last 18 months: virtual learning and working are here to stay, practices for accessing college and career have become unrecognizable to many, and the resource gap between our low-income students and their wealthy peers has widened at unprecedented rates. This means pathways to college and career have been forever altered and students need our support today, more than ever. The College and Career Readiness (CCR) Advisor program is designed to meet these acute needs of underserved youth. That’s why CFES Brilliant Pathways plans to train and credential (with our partner, the University of Vermont) 5,000 CCR Advisors over the next year and a half.

WHAT IS A CCR ADVISOR?
A CCR Advisor inspires and encourages, while helping young people build knowledge and skills to become college and career ready. They mentor students in a range of college and career readiness topics, such as admission and financial aid deadlines, how to pay for college, complete applications, find internships and job shadowing positions and meet other college and career readiness challenges.

HOW IT WORKS
Through virtual workshops, national experts help participants develop the tools to guide stundets onto and along the college and career pathway.  The training takes place over the course of a week – beginning with a live opening session, followed by five pre-recorded sessions viewed by participants at their convenience, and ending with a live closing session. Topics focus on the importance of mentoring; the Essential Skills; college readiness and paying for college; and careers.

When participants complete the training, they receive a College and Career Readiness Advisor certificate from the University of Vermont CFES Brilliant Pathways, as well as a Continuing Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (CTLE) credit.

CCR Training is $1,500 per person, with discounts for groups. Training is worth 10 hours of professional development and certified by The University of Vermont. Professional support from CFES will be available for 2 years after completion!

All CFES Partners attend for free! Inquire about becoming a CFES member here.

Sessions

Session 1: Opening (Live)

College and Career Readiness (CCR) Advisors change life trajectories of young people. Low-income students need encouragement and advice to move down the college and career readiness pathway. The opening session features a keynote speaker and other experts who share the latest research and best practices for [...]

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 potential. Examples include personal gains in academic performance and attainment of goals. This session illustrates the value of mentoring and provides [...]

Session 3: Essential Skills

Although there are different paths to college and career, certain competencies are vital. CFES calls these the Essential Skills: goal setting, teamwork, leadership, agility, perseverance, and networking. Essential Skills are interconnected, overlapping, and indispensable in 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 seemed unimaginable a few years ago. One thing hasn’t changed, however: the need for a college education to land a high-paying job in STEM and other [...]

Session 6: Topics of Today

The amount of change that has occurred since March of 2020 is unprecedented in modern U.S. history. COVID-19 has 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 America [...]

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 [...]

“I wanted to thank you and your team for an amazing training! 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

Upcoming Trainings

August

23 - 30

August

Live Sessions on:
August 23, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
August 30, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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September

23 - 30

September

Live Sessions on:
September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
September 30, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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October

14 - 21

October

Live Sessions on:
October 14, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
October 21, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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November

16 - 23

November

Live Sessions on:
November 16, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
November 23, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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December

7 - 14

December

Live Sessions on:
December 7, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
December 14, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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January

20 - 27

January

Live Sessions on:
January 20, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
January 27, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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February

10 - 17

February

Live Sessions on:
February 10, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
February 17, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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March

17 - 24

March

Live Sessions on:
March 17, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
March 24, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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April

21 - 28

April

Live Sessions on:
April 21, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
April 28, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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May

19 - 26

May

Live Sessions on:
May 19, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
May 26, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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June

7 - 14

June

Live Sessions on:
June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
&
June 14, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

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