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 4.1 CAREER TRANSITION PERIOD PLAN

 
 

 Purpose

 

P1. To ensure the efficient, effective, and coordinated delivery of career transition services to graduates and former enrollees.

 

 Requirements

 

R1. Career Transition Period (CTP) Plan

a. Centers and Career Transition Services (CTS) providers must prepare and implement a Career Transition Plan (CTP), 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 (CDSS) Plan​.

b. Career transition services reflected in the Plan must be customized to the individual needs of each graduate and former enrollee.

c. At a minimum, the CTP Plan must include:

1. The rationale for the CTP design and how it will ensure the provision of individualized services to assist each graduate and former enrollee.

2. The organizational structure of CTP and a detailed description of:

(a) How the career transition services function will be staffed

(b) Geographic area(s) to be served and where staff will be deployed to provide services

(c) How career transition services staff will coordinate and collaborate with center career development staff to ensure the continuity of services to graduates and former enrollees, including assistance with post-center certification testing or work experience requirements to attain industry credentials

(d) How career transition services staff will interact with students and other staff during the Career Preparation and Career Development Periods

(e) How career transition services staff will coordinate efforts with One-Stop Centers/American Job Centers, National Training Contractors (NTCs), and other post-center support providers to meet the post-center needs of graduates and former enrollees, including tracking and documenting student certification attainment

(f) How the Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP) will be used to develop an employment plan/job search strategy and/or postsecondary educational plan, including support services for students, which must build upon students’ demonstrated skills attainment, and when applicable, students’ industry-recognized certification(s) and/or licensing

(g) How career transition services staff will inform graduates that transition payments will be forfeited if they do not cash received checks within 12 months of the date of separation, fail to report non-receipt of checks, or fail to update contact information to ensure proper delivery of transition payments

(h) How career transition services staff will make and document reasonable efforts to locate graduates when mailed checks are returned or undeliverable

3. Methods, resources, and tools to accomplish the following:

(a) Contacting graduates and former enrollees throughout CTP

(b) Assessing placement and transition needs, including assessment and counseling to determine competencies, capabilities, and readiness for career transition services

(c) Developing personalized job search skills and strategies

(d) Assisting graduates in improving skills in resume preparation, interviewing techniques and job search strategies

(e) Identifying and referring students to transition support services

(f) Identifying job leads or education and training opportunities through coordination with partners of local Workforce Development Boards; Center Workforce Councils; Youth Standing Committees, where established; One-Stop operators/American Job Centers and community stakeholders such as, employers, apprenticeship programs, unions, and industry organizations

(g) Counseling to support job retention

(h) Arranging continuing services for graduates and former enrollees who relocate during the service period

(i) Distributing and safeguarding payments, to include locating graduates when checks are returned and/or unclaimed to ensure that students receive payments

(j) Informing graduates that failure to report non-receipt of transition payments or failure to cash a received transition payment check within 12 months of separation will result in forfeiture of the payment, and that graduates have the obligation to update their contact information with their CTS provider

(k) Identification of and referral to postsecondary educational opportunities and federal funding options, as appropriate