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Orientation needs to be valuable and follow the WBL guidelines. It needs to be worth the time and helpful.

The training plan should be a proactive versus reactive plan to help the student within a job placement. The training plan should constantly be updated after evaluations and self-reflections.

Work-based learning is a benefit to not only the school community but also the community. There are many tasks to be done. It is not solely on the cte teacher but the cte coordinator, administrators, and partners.

A few ideas are that it is important to have several people to be your support system to get the work base learning a reality. We need our champions. Then we need to stay up to date with research on work-based learning.

I like the different steps to getting students ready for work-based learning. It is a relief that it is a step-by-step process instead of all at once.

Doing some work to clean up an online presence is good practice for anyone, but especially someone looking to enter the job market. Cleaning up personal posts, plus actively posting new, more positive aspects will go a long way for students looking to have a good online presence. Developing your own personal brand is the new resume, and is probably the most important step for a new job seeker. It’s my job as Career counselor to be able to teach developing a brand to my students.

As a career counselor, I would encourage a student to think of their entire online presence as a marketing strategy for attracting potential employers. It is now important to have an online presence in the fields the student is seeking a career in, as well as specifically adding their own brand in a way that will attract employers (find me, become interested in me). A tactical use of keywords specific to the desired career will increase the number of potential employers that will find your students online presence.

While I'm not a huge fan of what we are calling "Social Currency", I can see why it would be beneficial for companies to recruit and hire employees that have a positive and beneficial presence (or brand) on social media. ¬†Rather than looking at past achievements on a static resume, being able to determine in real-time how a potential candidate would work to solve problems would be a great way for a company to find the best candidates for their positions. ¬†As a career counselor, it is important to understand how recruitment is changing in this new digital environment and… >>>

It was a great module to learn the strategies we can use to create a community of learners.

In this module, I learned the three important motivational techniques.  It is important to be conscious of the fact that effective coaching consists well planned scaffolded progression and achievement of mutually established goals based on realistic expectations.

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