Sessions and speakers are subject to change.
Audience Level Key: E=Elementary, M=Middle School, H=High School, P=Postsecondary, A=Adult
Session I (pick 3 sessions)
Tuesday 10:15 am -11:30 am
R14 Who Are Career Development Facilitators...and What Do They Do? [All]
With the increasing need for qualified individuals to assist students and adults develop lifelong career development and employability skills, the number of Career Development Facilitators (CDFs) is growing nationwide. This session will address the process of becoming a certified CDF through the Center for Credentialing and Education. You will talk with recent CDF graduates about the course requirements, curriculum, and how this certification can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Repeats as Roundtable 91.
Rose Matthaie, Career Specialist, DC Everest High School, Ringle, WI; and Sheila Kronberg, Tech Prep Specialist, Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI
R15 A Résumé Alone Won't Get Students the Jobs They Want [M, H]
Businesses and colleges have identified the skills students need. Now students have to market themselves and document their skills to stand out among the competition for college and job placement. Help students develop a student managed portfolio, mini-folio, attributes card, personal brochure, and “leave behinds” to get them noticed and remembered.
Diane Hodges, Managing Partner, Threshold Group, San Diego, CA
R16 Incorporating Special Needs Students into a Regular Education High School Career Unit [H]
This session will focus on a career unit curriculum which is team taught in English 10 with regular and special education staff and school counselors. The unit incorporates WISCareers, resume writing, and interview techniques. This interactive unit takes approximately three weeks to complete.
Mary Jarek, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Kris McKeever, High School Counselor, Antigo High School, Antigo, WI
R17 Resume Drive-thru [H, P, A]
St. Ambrose University Career Center created a resume drive-thru to enable students to stop by for a quick critique of their resume before big events, such as mock interviews, career fairs, and graduation. Using creative marketing incentives, early results show success with students wanting more.
Heather Stocking, Career Counselor, Career Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
R18 Program Evaluation Strategies When You Have No Time, Money, or Help [All]
This session will sketch key features of program evaluation that focus on professional development in education settings, common pitfalls, and suggested strategies to use when resources and help are minimal. Issues and concerns faced by session participants will be discussed, and additional evaluation resources provided.
John Gugerty, Researcher/External Evaluator, Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
R19 Soft Skills Are Not a Hard Sell [M, H, P]
More than ever, we need to include teaching and learning about the softer skills in the work place. Students will be asked to talk about how they will be part of a work team and what they will bring to their employer. While the importance of "what you know" remains, the value of putting the 21st Century competencies into action is what America's workforce is asking for. The presenters will share some tools and resources to help teachers and principals with this role in their schools.
Nancy Graese, Educational Consultant, CESA 11, Turtle Lake, WI and Mary Sommers, Sales Representative, Cengage Learning, Windsor, WI
R20 Read Between the Lines [H]
Stories from industry professionals are great springboards for teaching the knowledge and skills needed for success in a Hospitality and Tourism career. Using books, students gain understanding of the challenging world of service. Discover how to integrate academic foundations and analyze real-world applications with your students.
Susan Turgeson, 2009 AAFCS National Teacher of the Year, Learning ZoneXpress, Owatonna, MN
R21 Storytelling and Behavioral Interviewing [P, A]
Behavioral interviewing is the current interview trend. Questions about the candidate’s past are used to predict future performance and fit. Job seekers must be able to tell stories about their previous work history to tie themselves to the position. This session combines the behavioral interview format with basic storytelling techniques using Joseph Campbell's mythic Heroes Journey. Repeats as Concurrent 118.
Jim Fergle, Manager, Employment Services, DuPage Workforce Development Division, Lisle, IL
R21A Boomers: What Do You Want to be When You’re Already Grown Up? [A]
There are 76 million boomers. Many have to work; many want to work; most desire purpose and meaning as they design their own career/lifework transitions. In this session, participants will learn about traits and trends of the Boomer generation, two new programs designed to meet the needs of boomers’ career/lifework transitions, and strategies when age bias exists.
Carol Kronholm CDF, Independent Consultant, Andover, MN
R21B Helping Students Understand Career Pathways in Welding [E, M, H, P]
The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed) has developed video and web-based materials to assist students, teachers, and parents in understanding welding professions. This session will provide copies of resources and directions on where to locate DVDs, teacher curriculum units for middle school career exploration, You Tube sites, and other online materials. The brochure “Careers in Welding” will be provided to participants. Examples of how to use these materials with elementary, middle school, and high school students will be included. Repeats as Concurrent 102.
Jeannette Carter, Director–Outreach for K-12, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
Session II (pick 3 sessions)
Tuesday 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
R34 Job Loss Reaction Cycle: From Anger to Affirmation [P, A]
Lose your job and you’ll experience the Job Loss Reaction Cycle. It’s normal. It’s what happens. Research shows people who understand the cycle as a normal reaction to job loss are more effective in turning job hunting into job getting. Yes, the family goes through it, too. This session explores each stage of the cycle, and identifies actions persons can take to quickly move to acceptance and affirmation. Repeats as Concurrent 64.
Richard Deems, President, WorkLife Design, Scottsdale, AZ
R35 International Perspectives on Career Guidance Policies and Programs [ALL]
This presentation reviews the results of some 60 recently completed case studies of career guidance policies and programs worldwide. The studies used a similar format and were led by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, European Union, and World Bank. The results present the most comprehensive international information base available on policies, programs, and challenges to expanding and improving career guidance and counseling services for youth and adults. These studies, which are published, can help inform U.S. policies and programs. The actual methodology used in the studies is being used to review policies and programs in many countries and could be used at the national, state, and local level in the U.S. Repeats as Concurrent 70B.
David Fretwell, Chief Executive Officer, Scarcliffe Associates, Paso Robles, CA
R36 Louisiana Leads the Way with College and Career Transitions Partnerships [H, P]
Attendees will learn how Louisiana has moved from Tech Prep to lead the way with College and Career Transitions Partnerships that are based on the eight regions of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, serving secondary and postsecondary school systems and students.
Cheryl Probst, College and Career Transitions Coordinator, Louisiana Technical College Alexandria Campus, Vidalia, LA
R38 K.E.Y. Series: Pre-employment Workshops for Youth [M, H]
This session describes the development and implementation of a pre-employment series of workshops called the K.E.Y. Series (Keys to Employment for Youth). Hear the steps taken from concept to application, adjustments made, and outcomes. Collaboration with employers is key to this program which has received support from Racine Unified School District. The students who attend are between ages 14 and 19 years. Repeats as Concurrent 89.
Carol Ziesemer, Trainer, Racine Workforce Development Center, Racine, WI
R39 The STEM Crisis: What Counselors Need to Know to Guide Students to STEM Careers [H, P]
Many students who choose STEM majors do so without adequate knowledge of the academic requirements or career opportunities. Lacking this information, they drop out because of uncertainty regarding the scholastic rigor and future jobs. Further, counselors often lack information about the requirements and opportunities in these rapidly evolving fields. Based on master’s thesis work and research on STEM careers, this session will present critical information counselors need to prepare students for entering STEM careers. Repeats as Concurrent 68.
Stanley Huang, Career Management Consultant, Sunnyvale, CA
R40 Use of a Career Interest Inventory to Give Career Guidance to K-12 Students in Turkey [M, H, P]
A localized career interest inventory tool, based on John Holland's Theory, was developed and applied to K-12 students in order to guide them to successfully choose undergraduate programs which fit their personality types. The tool has been successfully used for giving guidance to over 200,000 students all over Turkey. The data obtained from the computerized tool shows that there is a regional and gender discrepancy between the choice of profession and the personality types among the students. Detailed results will be discussed. Repeats as Concurrent 100.
Orhan Gokcol, Ph.D., Computer Engineering Faculty, and Tunc Bozbura, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering Faculty, Bahcesehir University; and Didem Arslanbas and Banu Gurun, Ugur Career Services, Istanbul, Turkey
R41 Combining Community Service and Career Education for Positive Transitions for At-Risk Students [M, H]
Lucas Charter High School combines community service and career education to improve the transition outcomes for their at-risk students. Since beginning this program, student enrollment in postsecondary education and employment has greatly increased. The students work at community service projects off site and attend classes that teach career awareness, soft employment skills, and postsecondary education venues.
James Swanson, Director/Lead Teacher, Lucas Charter School, Menomonie School District, Menomonie, WI
R41A Pennsylvania’s Toolkit to Support Career Development and Entrepreneurship Standards [E, M, H, P]
This session provides an overview of career development materials to support career development delivery in the classroom. Quality curriculum, standards aligned to backward design models, and links to the best websites will be highlighted. Pennsylvania's state academic standards on career education and work will be addressed. Repeats as Concurrent 122.
Jeannette Carter, Director, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
R41B An Employment Program at a Women’s Shelter [P, A]
The Employment Program is a critical component of the myriad of services offered at The Women’s Center. The employment counselor assists women and men in their goals to obtain and retain employment and training. In the past, clients were primarily victims of domestic violence. But with the changing economy a broader, more diverse audience is being served. Come hear how this program provides employment services for a new diverse client base.
Jane Sweeney, Employment Counselor, The Women’s Center, Waukesha, WI
Session III (pick 3 sessions)
Tuesday 1:30 – 2:45 pm
R54 Milwaukee Public School STEM Partners [ALL]
This session will be both an overview and a “how to” on building hard-working partnerships organized by career cluster. Using the experience of the Milwaukee Public Schools’ STEM Partners, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), the sySTEM Now! Conference, iFAIRS and other formats, the presenters will walk through the process for the recruitment and involvement of business, postsecondary, and community partners. Repeats as Concurrent 7.
Lauren Baker, Coordinator, Career and Technical Education, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI and Van Walling, Executive Director, Scientists and Engineers of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
R56 Transition from International Student to Licensed Psychologist: Understanding the Ethical Issues [P, A]
This session will share information about what international students have to do if they want to gain experience working as a licensed psychologist. The foremost issues to be faced are ethical issues. The presenter will discuss her paper highlighting this issue. The objective is to increase knowledge about the challenges that international students may encounter in becoming a licensed psychologist.
Noor Aishah Rosli, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
R58 The Importance of Appearance: Putting Your Best Foot Forward in Middle School [M]
This session addresses the importance of appropriate clothing and appearance for middle school girls. Topics include simple makeup application, daily skincare, and appropriate hairstyles. These are the topics many parents do not address, and yet they are essential to life success. Participants will receive tools and ideas to help guide pre-teen girls down the path of self assurance, building empowerment and confidence in them as young adults.
Peggy Skogen, Career and Technical Teacher, Career and Technical Education, Plum City Middle School, Plum City, WI
R59 Creating Fun and Effective Outreach Workshops on Campus [P]
Outreach workshops can boost student awareness of your career office, assist with building interdepartmental relationships, and bring the value of your resources directly to students. But they need to be fun and effective to accomplish these goals. This session will explore ways to make your outreach workshops more fun and effective and provide you with creative activities for direct implementation. Repeats as Concurrent 90.
Mark Zammuto, Associate, GCDF, Zammuto and Associates, Andover, MA
R60 Empowerment for the Future: Researching Careers [H, P]
As educators, we strive to provide students with the tools to be productive citizens of the world. One of the ways we achieve that is by exposing students to the possibilities of their future. By providing relevant resources we empower them to make informed decisions. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is an education-rich resource that exposes students to potential career paths. Assessing skills, abilities, and interests, this program provides students with the tools to evaluate their choices. In addition, it encourages the enhancement of the universal skill of research, essential in evaluating potential careers, and tremendously marketable in itself. Repeats as Concurrent 104.
Maureen O’Brien, Program Manager, ASVAB Career Exploration Program, Des Plaines, IL
R61 Boost Client Happiness During Career Transition [P, A]
This presentation will review research findings from the new science of happiness and highlight implications for working with workers of all ages who are experiencing career transition. In particular, research-based strategies that can help clients boost their personal happiness despite a lack of control over changing circumstances at work will be discussed. Techniques for integrating happiness strategies and tools into career development facilitation will be presented. Repeats as Concurrent 106.
Mary McNabb, Executive Director, LGI, St Charles, IL
R61A Benchmarking Project Lead the Way (PLTW) in the Midwest [M, H, P, A]
Learn about the rapidly expanding middle and high school engineering programs in three midwest states by examining the data on program implementation and student outcomes. Key lessons learned for counselors and school leaders will be provided. Repeats as Concurrent 33B.
Terri Schultz, Director of State and Corporate Relations, National Project Lead the Way, Clifton Park, NY; Carletta Sullivan, School-to-Work Coordinator, Bernard K. McKenzie Career Center, Indianapolis, IN; David Rethwisch, Professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; and Allen Phelps, Professor and Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
R61B Teaching Professionalism to Students [H, P]
Employers want to hire new employees who will act professionally in the workplace. But according to employers not all students are learning these skills prior to being hired. Based on employers’ needs, Nichols College teaches professionalism to its students. Learn about more than 20 topics taught in this Professional Development Seminar Program. Repeats as Concurrent 107B.
Dawn Sherman, Assistant Dean for Special Academic Programs, Nichols College, Dudley, MA
Session IV (pick 3 sessions)
Tuesday 3:15 – 4:30 pm
R71 Promising ILP Practices for Students with Disabilities
The presentation will discuss results of the U.S. Department of Labor Research on Individualized Learning Plans. Extensive data has been collected from 14 participating schools in four states, including an online survey and focus groups. Presenters will discuss results related to career development and pathways for students with disabilities. This ongoing research project will inform career development and transition policy around the country. Repeats as Roundtable 71.
Jennifer Kemp, Supervisory Policy Advisor, US Department of Labor, Washington, DC; and Scott Solberg, Ph.D., Director, Wisconsin Careers, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
R72 A Web-Based and Data Driven Tool for Programs of Study [M, H, P]
Learn how the Programs of Study Tool helps students understand educational options and expectations as they explore and plan careers. Learn how the Minnesota web-based and data driven tool has helped the state meet the requirements of and develop consistent programs of study, as well as helping colleges and high schools broker opportunities in urban and rural communities. Participate in the lessons learned and share promising practices and ideas for improving programs of study. Repeats as Concurrent 29.
Sandra Fabian, Director of Academic and Innovative Partnerships, St Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud, MN
R73 College Academy for Educators [M, H, P]
College Academy for Educators is a four-day workshop for high school staff providing information and data to be used in classrooms and counseling sessions. Academy participants learn everything from what the college can do for high schools to college processes and relationships with outside agencies and businesses. Tours of local industries that hire technical college graduates give participants firsthand knowledge about the local labor market needs and expectations. Repeats as Concurrent 11.
Sara Greenwood, and Nikki Kiss, High School Liaisons, Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI
R74 Authentic Networking: Perceiving Benefits and Finding the Right Fit [P, A]
This presentation will approach the topic of networking skills by breaking down pre-conceived notions of “successful” networking. Explore an authentic model of networking that emphasizes how personality preferences can enhance settings and motivation for individual networking success. Participants will be encouraged to identify preferences toward extroversion or introversion, as well as environments that are controlled or spontaneous, and apply strategies to their best networking fit. Repeats as Concurrent 83.
Gina Anselmo, Assistant Director/Career Advisor, and Michael Elias, Assistant Director/Career Advisor, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
R75 Learning by Doing: A Novel Approach to Career Education [E, M, H]
Hear how a partnership among a community liaison, classroom teacher, and career coach can intensify your students’ awareness of career clusters. At Stevenson High School, students learn how to explore careers, experience the nuts and bolts of specific careers, and interact with seasoned career professionals – all in one summer school class. Learn how to maximize your students’ career education. Repeats as a Concurrent 32.
Pat Wilder, School to Business Liaison, Student Services, Adlai E Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL and Mary Finlay, Instructor in Technology Education, Adlai E Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
R76 Building Resilient Students: The Key to Academic Success [M, H, P]
This session examines practical classroom applications for helping teachers and guidance counselors improve resiliency and academic achievement for middle and high school students. It will also provide information for educators on practical applications of university research findings for the classroom to help ensure students have the critical social emotional skills they need to be academically successful and persist through graduation. Repeats as Concurrent 103.
Melissa Schlinger, Vice President, National Accounts, ScholarCentric, Frankfort, IL
R77 Career Pathways: Tools to Assist the Successful Transition of Students from Secondary to Postsecondary [H, P, A]
In the era of Perkins IV, it is imperative to have tools in your tool belt for working with students on career clusters and pathways. Madison Area Technical College developed the Smart Start Guide to help students, parents, secondary counselors, teachers, and school-to-work coordinators navigate the road map to postsecondary options and careers. These tools can be adapted for use in your setting. This presentation includes a high school partner. A statewide web resource will be shared. Repeats as Concurrent 13.
Kristin Long, Career Pathways Coordinator, Center for College and Career Transitions, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI and Cyndy Sandberg, School to Career Coordinator, Jefferson County School, Beaver Dam, WI
R78 What WISCareers Teaches Teens [M]
Participants dialogue about how the developmental factors of a middle school teen are enhanced by the application of WISCareers in the classroom. Autonomy, Identity, Self-management, and Resiliency are key words that will be addressed in this presentation.
Rafael Gomez, Counselor, Cherokee Middle School, Madison, WI
R78A Career Development for Clients with Vision Loss [M, H, P, A]
This session will provide information on the best practices to employ when offering career development services for clients who are blind or have low vision. Objectives include identifying and defining medical, rehabilitation, and other specialists who can help, as well as highlighting key groundbreaking technology and devices that are available to widen occupational opportunities. Repeats as Concurrent 107A.
Lauri Dishman, Manager of Career Services, Guild for the Blind, Chicago, IL
Session V (pick 3 sessions)
Wednesday 9:45 – 11:00 am
R91 Who Are Career Development Facilitators...and What Do They Do? [All]
With the increasing need for qualified individuals to assist students and adults develop lifelong career development and employability skills, the number of Career Development Facilitators (CDFs) is growing nationwide. This session will address the process of becoming a certified CDF through the Center for Credentialing and Education. You will talk with recent CDF graduates about the course requirements, curriculum, and how this certification can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Repeats as Roundtable 14.
Maria Strong, Counselor, Western Technical College, LaCrosse, WI; and Wendy Roeber, Career Information Technician Instructor, Waukesha County Technical College, Waukesha, WI
R92 Job Search Assistance for Homeless Shelter Residents [A]
As a volunteer assisting homeless shelter residents who are unemployed and seeking work, the presenter conducts on-site interviews to discuss and identify work needs, write resumes, and provide general job search assistance. Primary emphasis is placed on the resident identifying marketable skills and understanding different methods to use in conducting a job search. This presentation will summarize the basic process used in working with residents and highlight several success stories. Repeats as Concurrent 47.
Tim Lutenski, Instructional Specialist, St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI
R93 A Framework for Integrating Spirituality in Career Counseling and Coaching [M, H, P, A]
Spirituality is a tool that has long been missing from career counseling theories and practices. This presentation introduces participants to the notion that clients coming in for career counseling bring with them a unique spiritual core, are a specific Spirituality Type, and exhibit a personal energy pattern. By helping clients to understand their spiritual nature, counselors and coaches can help their clients be more prepared to truly enjoy Extended Spiritual Experiences through work and leisure activities. Repeats as Concurrent 28.
John Liptak, Director, Career Services, Radford University, Radford, VA
R95 Collaborating for Success: A Dislocated Worker Training Model [H, P, A]
This session will present a collaborative model of successful development and delivery of training for dislocated workers. A cross functional team of college administrators, state employment and economic development staff, and regional Workforce Investment Board staff researched and co-designed training for high pay, high demand occupations in Central Minnesota. Key elements of the successful partnership will be presented, along with valuable lessons learned. Repeats as Concurrent 63.
Rebecca Best, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Bob Hanson, Customized Training Representative, Central Lakes College; and Craig Nathan, Area Operations Manager, Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Center, Brainerd, MN
R96 You're Not Old – You're Highly Experienced [P, A]
This interactive session, will address how to assist older unemployed workers in all aspects of the job search process. Topics include overcoming myths, resume development, interviewing, job searching, and psychological problems. Repeats as Concurrent 30.
Helen LaVan, Professor, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
R97 The Future Is Now – and We’re Planning for It [M, H, P]
Using online technology, Fort Wayne Community Schools is making education more relevant to students and encouraging them to plan their future, remain in school, and graduate. Each secondary student has an individualized, electronic career portfolio available 24/7. After extensive career exploration and self-analysis, students create Graduation Plans individualized to their career goals (and aligned to the federal and state mandates.) All of this is maintained online, for current and future use of everyone involved. Repeats as Concurrent 49.
Todd Cummings, Ph.D., Curriculum Coordinator, Ft Wayne Community Schools, Ft Wayne, IN
R98 Inspiring Adult Student Success: Career Discovery [P, A]
This session is about a program that Lakeshore Technical College hosts two times per year for prospective adult students. The speakers will show the outcomes of this program with qualitative data collected over the past three years. The audience will learn strategies and walk away with “how to’s” for engaging adult learners in postsecondary education opportunities. Repeats as Concurrent 66.
Karla Zahn, Manager of Student Success, and Linda Fitch, Adult Learning Liason, Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI
R98A Working With Undocumented Students [E, M, H]
In this session participants will be informed about how undocumented students can benefit from exploration geared toward planning for their future. Undocumented students are a product of their parents’ decision to be here. Without guidance and career planning they are left without key tools and skills needed to establish their future plans. Repeats as Concurrent 105.
Rafael Gomez, Counselor, Cherokee Middle School, Madison, WI
R98B Report from the Trenches: The Job Search for 2008 College Graduates [P, A]
This presentation will show how the U.S. recession has affected the job market for recent college graduates by reporting on the job-hunting experiences of 600 December 2008 graduates from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. Through data gathered by surveys, interviews, and roundtable discussions, the session will report on what percentage of students have started their chosen careers, settled for less, or are still unemployed. Discussion includes which majors were the most successful and what specific strategies were used by alumni to gain employment in a tough job market. The session will also report on how recent graduates who are still unemployed are coping emotionally and financially.
Susan Carlson, Professor, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Session VI (pick 3 sessions)
Wednesday 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
R108 Exploring Healthcare Careers -- A Virtual Adventure [H]
MedCareersWI is a web site dedicated to high school students interested in exploring healthcare careers. The site is designed to provide students, teachers, and healthcare professionals with a social networking environment, and an online community that will serve as a virtual "town square" for academic, career development, and job shadowing activities. MedCareersWI is designed to provide increased student accessibility to experts and career experiences across a variety of student populations.
Bruce Maher, Consultant, and Curriculum and Instruction-Learning Technologies; and Marnie Wagner, Manager, Simulation Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
R109 Be Relevant! Connecting Academics to Careers [E, M, H]
Core academics are vitally important, but lack relevance for students when they're taught without context to careers and the world at large. Stop by and dig up five quick and engaging strategies to help your students make connections between what they're learning in your classroom and their future in the workforce.
Carrie Derner, Director, and Seth Derner, President, Relevant Classroom, Lincoln, NE
R110 Project Lead the Way – The Leading K-12 Engineering Curriculum [M, H]
This is an introduction and information session for K-12 administrators, teachers, and counselors on the nationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary pre-engineering curriculum called Project Lead The Way. This interactive session will acquaint attendees with the scope of the program, the curriculum and course offerings, and the results in terms of improved academic achievement. Come see why this program has gone from 3 to 3,000 schools across the Unites States in just 10 years. Repeats as Concurrent 88.
Steve Salter, Affiliate Director of Project Lead the Way, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI and Darla Burton, CESA #3, Fennimore, WI
R111 Promoting Entrepreneurial Endeavors to Middle/High School Students [M, H]
Today’s economy requires encouragement of young entrepreneurs to stabilize the backbone of our communities. This workshop will tell the story of a girl who started out with a $5000 loan and worked her way to being selected as Wisconsin’s 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year. Peggy Skogen, an Agra-Science teacher, nominated student Hannah Iverson for her entrepreneurial endeavors. The presenter will share ideas to encourage students to set goals, explore career paths, and take calculated risks beginning in middle school.
Peggy Skogen, Career and Technical Teacher, Career and Technical Education, Plum City Middle School, Plum City, WI
R112 Coordination, Collaboration and Careers – the Three C’s That Work for DuPage Area Schools [M, H, P]
Learn how two collaborative partners, College of DuPage and DuPage Area Occupational Education System, work together to create career-related activities for educators, students, and parents. The community college and the tech-prep consortium work together to coordinate several large careers fairs for middle and high school students in a large suburban region. Career fair events, such as the Construction Expo, Career Exploration Days and job fairs for persons with disabilities serve thousands of students. In addition, activities take place all year in events such as the Student Leadership Academy and Entrepreneur and Non-Traditional Networking groups. Professional development activities for educators include graduate level courses, institute day, and workshops, as well as integration teams of teachers in areas such as Math, Writing, and Reading in CTE and networking groups for school counselors and CTE staff. The consortium also created a parents resource website and a career planning guidebook. The team will share methods and tips on how to collaborate to create many events. Repeats as Concurrent 70.
Sue Doser, Partnership Coordinator, DuPage Area Partnership for College & Career Success, Addison, IL and Anna Gay, Coodinator of Nontraditional Careers and CTE Grant Programs, College of DuPage, Addison, IL
R113 Swedish Thoughts about Career Counseling [P, A]
Uppsala University will provide an overview of what one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Scandinavia is doing regarding retention and career counseling. Starting from scratch they created new material and new ideas influenced by European and American theories mixed with Swedish clarity. Learn about how the faculty of Science and Technology presents classroom counseling in seminar form to university students.
Mikael Karlsson, Faculty of Science and Technology, Madelene Stenmark, Career Counselor, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
R114 Second Chance for Academic Success [H]
Disengaged high school students can see the relevance of academic lessons when they are given the opportunity to participate in youth apprenticeship and academic instruction that relates to the question "Why do I need to know this stuff?" The Second Chance model of education provides a unique business and education partnership that focuses on student success through mentoring, modeling, and participation in the everyday operations of manufacturers.
Marty Gholston, Academic Director, Second Chance Partners for Education, Pewaukee, WI
R115 Empowering Cougars in Career Choices: Powerful RTI TOOL [H, P, A]
With the goal of empowering students to make wise career choices, Plainfield South High School’s annual Career Roundtable Forum where students and business professionals are given an opportunity to dialogue in small groups about careers. Before the event, students are surveyed about their career interests and the career professionals extend invitations based on the results. The event is week long and is open to all of our sophomores, juniors and seniors. The mission is to create lifelong learners and encourage dialogue between students and professionals.
Natalie Kleefisch, Counselor, ETC Facilitator, Student Services, Plainfield South High School, Plainfield, IL
R115A Working to Learn, Learning to Work [P, A]
This presentation will outline Zayed University's student employment programs for national female undergraduates. Feedback and information from students, faculty, and employers on the benefits and challenges of student employment programs will be discussed. The presentation will address how these programs can provide the foundation for future career development by fostering positive attitudes and awareness within the context of United Arab Emirates and the specific labor market conditions that exist in the country. It will identify and discuss key elements required for a successful work experience program.
David Kelly, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates