Counseling for Careers and College
Awakening Students to Their Full Potential
SREB’s Counseling for Careers and College program offers an organized program of academic and career counseling and structured learning experiences that helps students and parents envision a successful future and achieve their potential.
With its strong focus on parent, community and employer partnerships, C4CC connects real career opportunities with academic, technical and workplace knowledge and skills and the personal qualities that ensure career success.
C4CC also helps students stay on track with the courses they need to achieve their goals.
Workshops, materials and coaching services support districts and schools in creating advisement systems in which counselors and teachers co-plan assignments and hands-on learning experiences that encourage students to identify their interests and aptitudes and explore careers.
Starting in the eighth grade, students and parents meet with counselors and teachers to make, review and revise personalized programs of study that organize course work around students’ goals. Teachers work with the same cohort of advisees from year to year, strengthening students’ sense of their school family. Students also receive help finding resources for further education.
C4CC works with middle grades schools and high schools to:
- Expand relationships with community and employer partners
- Develop career exploratory courses or modules
- Plan field trips, career fairs, job shadows and internships
- Offer aptitude and interest inventories
- Keep parents, students and teachers informed about careers and financial support for postsecondary education
C4CC is an integral component of SREB’s Making Schools Work school improvement process.