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 collaboration among the student, counselor, and interdepartmental Career Management Team (CMT) to assist the student in:
1. Setting and updating incremental short-, mid- and long-term personal and career goals by ensuring Pathway Achievement Record (PAR) completion progress is current
2. Developing strategies and identifying actions necessary for students to prepare for and attain academic credentials and industry-recognized certifications
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. A review and confirmation of the student’s initial My Pathway to Achieving Career Excellence (MyPACE) Career Plan and mid-term career pathway goals, within 30 days of entry into the Career Development Period
e. Trained staff who can assist students, for whom a change of mid-term career (placement) goal is determined appropriate to:
1. Modify the MyPACE Career Plan and reassign the student to a revised PAR.
2. Submit the revised Career Plan to the Center Director or senior management designee for review and approval.
3. Retain a copy of the approved revised Career Plan and revised Pathway Achievement Record in the student’s permanent personnel file. (See Chapter 6, Section 6.3, R2, Student Personnel File)
f. Regular assessments and evaluations of student progress in meeting career goals in academic and career technical education and training programs, reviewing and updating the student’s MyPACE Career Plan and the PAR 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:
a. Maintain ongoing records of personal assessment and counseling sessions in accordance with PRH Chapter 2, Section 2.4, R4.
b. Monitor, on a monthly basis, the accuracy of records and data that students enter in their MyPACE Career Plans and PAR. Document changes and updates to these plans and record in Case Notes.