R1. Personal Assessment and Counseling
Centers must provide ongoing assessment and personal counseling to students throughout enrollment to identify, assess, and assist students to address personal barriers to progress in academic and career technical training programs.
Services will include:
a. Availability of counseling services on weekends and in the event of emergencies
b. Supportive services, to include assisting with Unauthorized Absence (UA) retrieval; conferring with parents, Admissions Counselors, Career Transition Specialists, and social service agencies; and providing referrals to community resources, as appropriate
R2. Career Assessment and Counseling
Centers must provide career assessment and counseling services throughout the student’s enrollment with the following features:
a. Ongoing structured, scheduled, and documented individual career counseling sessions, which may be scheduled as part of a student’s career development activities
b. Management of students’ career development through student/counselor collaboration to assist students in:
1. Setting short- and long-term personal and career goals
2. Developing strategies and identifying actions necessary for students to prepare for and attain certification
3. Identifying personal strengths and career challenges
4. Resolving personal issues affecting career readiness
5. Assessing transitional support needs and developing strategies to meet those needs
c. Counselors who know and remain current on industry certifications offered and requirements for attainment
d. Regular assessments and evaluations of student progress in meeting career goals in academic and career technical education and training programs, and in updating the student’s Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP), in accordance with PRH Chapter 3, Section 3.5, Evaluation of Student Progress
R3. Coordination of Services
Centers must develop a career management system for counselors to interact and share information with other departments and community resources, as needed and in accordance with Appendix 601, Student Rights to Privacy and Disclosure of Information, to ensure the coordinated delivery of services to students, especially in assisting them to meet the rigor of the training program.
Centers must ensure that counselors maintain ongoing records of personal assessment and counseling sessions in accordance with PRH Chapter 2, Section 2.4, R4.