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 4.3 CAREER TRANSITION SERVICES FOR GRADUATES

 
 

 Purpose

 

P1. To identify and match graduates with placement opportunities in careers in in-demand industry sectors or occupations, apprenticeship programs, advanced training, the U.S. Armed Forces, or postsecondary education that lead to economic self-sufficiency and opportunities for advancement.

P2. To provide graduates with ongoing support to ensure continued employment, education, or industry certification/licensing, and career progression.

P3. To assist graduates in identifying and obtaining support services within the communities in which they work and live.

 

 Requirements

 

R1. Contact

Career Transition Services (CTS) providers must:

a. Make direct contact with projected graduates prior to separation to assess their needs in accordance with ePRH Chapter 3, Section 3.22, Career Transition Readiness (CTR)​. If a student separates as a former enrollee, see ePRH Chapter 4, Section 4.4, Career Transition Services (CTS) for Former Enrollees.

b. Maintain direct contact with all graduates at least every 30 days during the service period to reassess their needs and document in the Career Transition System Case Notes module.

c. Provide or arrange for the following services:

1. Job placement assistance/job re-placement assistance

2. Job retention assistance

3. Additional placement services for those whose initial placement ended during the service period

4. Assistance with career advancement and certification and/or licensing attainment, where applicable

5. Other transition support services (housing, transportation, childcare, I-9 completion, etc.) as appropriate

6. For graduates that require accommodations, supplemental support resources for job placement, job re-placement, and job development efforts through One-Stop/American Job Center partners and the State vocational rehabilitation agency

d. Maintain case-note documentation in the Job Corps Career Transition System web-based application of all services provided directly to, or on behalf of the student. All mandatory follow-up case-note documentation must be entered within 24 hours in Career Transition System Case Notes module.

R2. Needs Assessment

Career Transition Services (CTS) providers must:

a. Provide each graduate with an assessment and counseling to determine their capabilities, and based on their capabilities, provide assistance in updating resumes, improving interviewing skills, developing self-advocacy skills, and developing additional job search strategies throughout the Career Transition Period (CTP).

b. Continue to collaborate with each graduate throughout the Career Transition Period (CTP) to assess his or her transition needs and to ensure progress toward career goals, including certification or licensing, as outlined in the student’s My Pathway to Achieving Career Excellence (MyPACE) Career Plan and Pathway Achievement Record (PAR).

R3. Placement Services

CTS providers must:

a. Use labor market information (LMI) and other resources to work with each graduate to develop placement strategies customized to meet their individual needs and career goals.

b. For graduates who have not attained a postsecondary credential while enrolled, identify testing opportunities and collaborate with the graduate to ensure progress toward certification(s) and/or licensing during the post-center period.

c. Provide assistance to graduates in obtaining additional educational and training opportunities and federal funding, as appropriate, to meet certification and/or licensing requirements.

d. Identify job leads and/or educational and training opportunities for which the graduate qualifies, and which meet the placement definition as specified in Exhibit 4-1, Placement Definitions.

e. Promote training that leads to better paying jobs (e.g., apprenticeships) and/or jobs with college tuition reimbursement programs.

f. Develop job leads through the use of Internet sources and direct contact with partners of local Workforce Development Boards; Center Workforce Councils; Youth Standing Committees, where established; One-Stop/American Job Centers and community stakeholders such as, employers, apprenticeship programs, unions, and industry organizations.

g. Provide direct referrals to suitable job opportunities and/or education and training opportunities for graduates in need of placement services.

R4. Transitional Support

Career Transition Services providers must:

a. In each locale to which graduates return upon separation, identify resources and provide direct referrals to community employment and/or social services that provide assistance with the following, at a minimum:

1. Housing

2. Transportation

3. Child care

4. Health care, including substance abuse support

5. Work clothing and tools

6. Food and nutrition

7. Financial planning

8. Counseling/mentoring

9. Job retention

10. Legal services

b. Provide ongoing counseling and transition support to resolve job-related issues and to support job retention throughout the Career Transition Period (CTP).


 

 Exhibits

 
  
Exhibit 4-1 Placement Definitions