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Meaningful Career Conversations

ICAP

Overview

When students engage in Meaningful Career Conversations, they begin to understand how their unique aptitudes, skills, talents, self-identity, and values influence the decision-making process for life-long learning.

Meaningful Career Conversations Prompts and Practices

Career Conversation Starters (Also available in Spanish)

The Career Conversations starters and questions provide a guide for families, educators, and community members - any caring adult - to engage with learners in their journey to Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR). They were created by the American School Counselors’ Association (ASCA) and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and are based on ecosystems theory, counseling theory and an extensive review of counseling and career counseling literature.

 

Career Conversation Training

The Colorado Education Initiative and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) developed a framework for training that includes hundreds of resources.

Find resources for the seven steps of Career Conversations

  • ​​Understand your role
  • Establish trust and Introduce the process
  • Focus on the advisee
  • Explore interests and aptitudes
  • Envision the future
  • Encourage action
  • Celebrate success

 

 

Meaningful Career Conversations in ACTION!

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A Testimonial

"My counselor worked with me and gave me coping skills; my teachers actually understood, and they were aware of everything. They all helped me see my potential… Never allow others to tell you what you can’t do, never let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought was possible."

- Idania Balbuena Erives, CEC graduate with a CNA certificate, Class of 2019


Meaningful Career Conversation Prompts: Answer their questions!

 

Jane Goff
Colorado State Board of Education
7th Congressional District

 

Sarah Heath
State Director of CTE, Associate Provost
Colorado Community College System

Jon Widmier
Coordinator of Social Emotional Behaviors
Littleton Public Schools

 

George Welsh
Superintendent
Canon City Schools

Kevin Aten
Superintendent
Bayfield School District

 

Cheryl Lovell
President
Adams State University

 

Rich Feller
Professor
Colorado State University


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