Providing Comprehensive Career Guidance Services through a Career Pathways Framework

Publication Natalie StipanovicOctober 2010

In 2005, the state of South Carolina enacted the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA). The Act, commonly known as the Personal Pathways to Success initiative, was designed to improve student achievement, graduation rates, and preparedness for postsecondary education and high-skill, high-wage jobs. EEDA is intended to work through a focus on career awareness and exploration at all school levels and the creation of locally relevant programs of study (POS) in high schools. EEDA contains nearly all of the basic requirements of Perkins IV plus additional elements intended to support and sustain the implementation of POS. These include extra assistance for high risk students, the organization of high school curricula around at least three career clusters per school, an enhanced role for school counselors, evidence-based high school reform, regional education centers charged with facilitating business education partnerships, and greater articulation between secondary and postsecondary education.

Stipanovic, N. (2010). Providing comprehensive career guidance services through a career pathways framework. Techniques, 85(7), 32-35.

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