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P1. To ensure the efficient, effective, and coordinated delivery of career preparation services to students, based on expectations for students to progress along a career pathway.




R1. Career Preparation Period Plan

a. Centers must prepare and implement a center Career Preparation Period (CPP) Plan as part of the overall Career Development Services System (CDSS) Plan. The plan must be submitted for Regional Office approval in accordance with PRH Chapter 5, Section 5.1, R3.c, Career Development Services System Plan​.

b. Career preparation services reflected in the plan must be tailored to the individual needs of each student.

c. At a minimum, the CPP Plan must address:

1. The rationale for the center’s CPP design and how it will motivate student success and ensure the provision of individualized services to assist each student in preparing for full program participation, credential attainment, placement, and ongoing career progress and success

2. The organizational structure of CPP and detailed descriptions of how:

(a) CPP will be staffed to deliver a full array of services to meet each student’s needs.

(b) Staff will communicate across various departments to deliver the services.

(c) Staff will coordinate with Outreach and Admissions (OA) staff to ensure that school records are obtained before or during the CPP.

(d) Services and activities will be scheduled, paced, and delivered to ensure personalized learning opportunities tailored to each student’s needs during the first 60 days of enrollment.

(e) Student input and feedback will be encouraged and used.

(f) The center will create an environment where students regard staff as supportive, caring, and dependable.

3. Examples of methods and materials to be used to teach each of the required content areas identified within this chapter

4. Methods to foster contact between students and employers to demonstrate the relevance of Job Corps career preparation and development activities to the workplace

5. The use of practical experiences to ensure students learn and practice skills

6. Methods and strategies to create student commitment to and ownership of the Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP)

7. A system to identify and address students’ personal needs and issues that may present barriers to full participation in the CPP

8. Approaches to involve Admissions Counselors in each students’ successful adjustment to Center Life

9. Methods to assist students in developing the confidence and motivation to achieve their career goals

10. Approaches that customize CPP to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELL), as needed

11. Approaches to evaluate student readiness to participate in career development activities

12. Strategies to ensure a smooth transition from career preparation to career development for each student as he or she is determined to be ready​