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State Leaders Career Development Network

MISSION:

This Network began as part of a grant from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD-Youth) and is currently coordinated by Scott Solberg. This Network includes leaders from all 50 states, DC, and national organizations who meet monthly to discuss their career development implementation efforts, especially as they apply to the use of personalized career and academic plans (PCAPs). Participants include leaders from state education agencies (e.g., school counseling, special education, career and technical education, college and career readiness), state workforce development agencies, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and higher education. This group meets once a month to share resources, ask questions, discuss challenges, and learn innovative strategies to introduce, implement, and evaluate personalized career planning processes for youth. Contact Robin Ahigian rahigian@ccd-center.org for more information.

2022 EOY Progress
Report: CCD Center Accomplishments

State Leaders Network:

A total of nine monthly State Leaders of Career Development Network (SLN) meetings have been held in 2022 with the tenth planned for December 9, 2022.  Average attendance is 37 attendees scoring an overall satisfaction rating of 3.6 on a satisfaction range from 1-5.

 

The current SLN outreach list grew from 179 members in 2021 to a total of 322 today, representing all 50 states, Washington DC, as well as international leaders, and over 15 organizations. 

CCD Center Products:

A total of 16 products were generated since January 2022 and 3 more brief policy reports are under development.  These products include:

  • 2 National reports

  • 4 Policy Briefs based on the Condition of Career Readiness report

  • 4 State-level case studies and 8 policy/practice briefs derived from the  case studies

  • Searchable map of the United States that contains PCAP, SEL, CTE, and Work-Based Learning policies for each state.

  • 1 evidence-based practice brief of resources designed to  encourage adoption of PCAPs.

  • 5 presentations featuring the Condition of Career Readiness report.

  • 10 new episodes of the “Career Readiness for All” podcast. 

  • CCD Center social media

  • CCD Center newsletter

  • CCD Center website 

 

National Reports

Two national reports were completed. Drawing from the  inaugural report on the Condition of Career Readiness in the United States we are preparing more state comparison brief reports that will serve as a strategy we will replicate with our 2023 report. A second national report describes ways to integrate career readiness, workforce development, and social and emotional learning skills and was developed in collaboration with the CASEL and Civic.

Condition of Career Readiness Report

Solberg, V. S. H., Donnelly, H. K., Kroyer-Kubicek, R., Basha, R., Curtis, G., Jaques, E., Schreiber, K. (2022). Condition of Career Readiness in the United States. Alexandria, VA: Coalition for Career Development Center and the BU Center for Future Readiness. https://www.ccd-center.org/post/condition-of-career-readiness-report

 

Briefs Based on Condition of Career Readiness Report

Solberg, V.S.H., Esquivel, L., Park, C.M, Donnelly, H.K. (under development). Policy Brief – State Comparison of Postsecondary Outcomes. Boston, MA: BU Center for Future Readiness and the Coalition for Career Development Center. 

 

Solberg, V. S. H., Donnelly. H. K. & Esquivel, L. (under development). Policy Brief: Comparison of States’ Disconnected Youth Rates and Future Wage Earnings. Boston, MA: BU Center for Future Readiness and the Coalition for Career Development Center.

 

Solberg, V. S. H., Donnelly. H. K. & Blake, M. (under development). Policy Brief: Comparison of States’ School Counselor Ratios, High School Graduation Rates and Postsecondary Entry. Boston, MA: BU Center for Future Readiness and the Coalition for Career Development Center.

 

Solberg, V. S. H., Donnelly. H. K. & Blake, M. (under development). Policy Brief: Comparison of States’ College Readiness Indicators. Boston, MA: BU Center for Future Readiness and the Coalition for Career Development Center.

 

Case Study Supporting Condition of Career Readiness Report

Colorado Full Report: Engelman, A., Solberg, V.S., Tucker, A. (2022). Colorado School Counseling Investments Payoff for Students! Coalition for Career Development Center.  https://irp.cdn-website.com/81ac0dbc/files/uploaded/CO-paper-Final.pdf 

 

Colorado Policy Brief: Shoss, L., Jaques, E, and Kroyer-Kubicek, R. (2022). Policy Brief Colorado School Counseling. Coalition for Career Development Center. https://irp.cdn-website.com/81ac0dbc/files/uploaded/Colorado%20Policy%20Brief_AdIQ2evPTWCVK9xRqq89.pdf 

 

Colorado Practice Brief: Shoss, L., Jaques, E, and Kroyer-Kubicek, R. (2022). Practice Brief Colorado School Counseling. Coalition for Career Development Center. https://irp.cdn-website.com/81ac0dbc/files/uploaded/Colorado%20Policy%20Brief_AdIQ2evPTWCVK9xRqq89.pdf 


 

Presentations Featuring the Condition of Career Readiness Report

Solberg, V. S. H. (September, 2022). Evaluating Community-Based Efforts to Facilitate Adoption and Investment in Future Readiness Programs and Services. Keynote Address at the Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counseling in Europe.Pristina, Kosovo. 

 

Solberg, V. S. H. (July, 2022). Condition of Career Readiness in  the United States. Keynote Presentation for the Virtual International Conference: Career Development: Be Bold, Be Brave. https://dmhassociates.org/conference

 

Lammers, J., Solberg, V. S., Swift, J. & Logan, L. (April, 2022). Career Readiness in America, An Inaugural Report from the Coalition for Career Development Center. Panel discussion at ASU+GSV, San Diego, CA. Video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L55wK7ok_9A.

 

Lammers, J., Logan, L. & Solberg, V. S. (March, 2022). Career Readiness in America. An Inaugural Report. Panel Discussion at SouthXSouthwest EDU, Austin, TX. 

 

Solberg, V. S. H. (December, 2022). Lessons from COVID-19: Designing Systems to Ensure Access to Quality Personalized Career and Academic Plan Programs and Services. Keynote presentation for the 2022 International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance, Seoul, Korea. Powerpoint and text of address available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pYpCU8W-wTvipSAZr_XhnrOtT3_JqoJC

 

National Framework  Report Connecting PCAPs, SEL and Workforce Development

Atwell, M., Bridgeland, J., Dermody, C. M., Godek, D., Dusenbury, L., Greenberg, M., Solberg, S.H., and Kroyer-Kubicek, R. (2022). Educating Future-Ready Students. Chicago: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. https://casel.org/educating-future-ready-students-2022/.

 

This report reframes what it means for students to be future-ready. Its aim is to provide a state policy roadmap for a PreK-12 education that prepares students to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Key to this effort is the integration of social and emotional learning (SEL) with career and workforce development (CWD). This roadmap builds on prior efforts by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Civic, and the Coalition for Career Development Center to advance a state-level developmental framework for systematically integrating SEL and CWD.

 

Case Studies Related to National Framework

Five state-level case studies and corresponding policy and practice briefs describe effective ways that Delaware, Kansas, and Wisconsin integrate career development, workforce development, and social and emotional learning policies and practices and the return on investment Colorado found by adding career advisors to implement PCAPs.

 

Delaware Full Report: Curtis, G., Solberg, V.S., Kroyer-Kubicek, R., Dermody, C., Godek, D., Dusenbury, L., Greenberg, M., Cross, R., Lawler, T., & Stoner-Torbet, L. (2022) Delaware: Partnerships Integrate SEL with Career and Workforce Development to Define a New Generation of Learners. Coalition for Career Development (CCD) Center. https://casel.org/delaware-sel-workforce/ 

 

Delaware Policy Brief: Shoss, L., Jaques, E, and Kroyer-Kubicek, R. (2022). Policy Brief. Delaware: A Social and Emotional Learning-Career Readiness Integration Case Study. Coalition for Career Development Center. https://irp.cdn-website.com/81ac0dbc/files/uploaded/Delaware%20Policy%20Brief.pdf 

 

Kansas Full Report: Schreiber, K., Solberg, V.S., Kroyer-Kubicek, R., Dermody, C., Godek, D., Dusenbury, L., Greenberg, M., Cross, R., Clark, N., Reed, K., & Smith, S. (2022). Kansas: A Vision for Integrating SEL with Career and Workforce Development for Students. Coalition for Career Development (CCD) Center. https://casel.org/kansas-sel-workforce/ 

 

Kansas Policy Brief: Shoss, L., Jaques, E, and Kroyer-Kubicek, R. (2022). Policy Brief Kansas: A Social and Emotional Learning Career Readiness Integration Case Study. Coalition for Career Development Center.  https://irp.cdn-website.com/81ac0dbc/files/uploaded/Kansas%20Policy%20Brief.pdf 

 

Kansas Practice Brief: Shoss, L., Jaques, E, and Kroyer-Kubicek, R. (2022). Practice Brief Kansas: A Social and Emotional Learning Career Readiness Integration Case Study. Coalition for Career Development Center. https://irp.cdn-website.com/81ac0dbc/files/uploaded/Kansas%20Practice%20Brief.pdf 

 

Wisconsin Full Report: Kroyer-Kubicek, R., Solberg, V.S., Dermody, C., Godek, D., Dusenbury, L., Greenberg, M., Smith, K., & LeSage, T. (2022) Wisconsin: Regional Career Pathways Link SEL to Career and Workforce Development. Coalition for Career Development (CCD) Center. https://casel.org/wisconsin-sel-workforce/

 

Wisconsin Policy Brief: Shoss, L., Jaques, E, and Kroyer-Kubicek, R. (2022). Policy Brief Wisconsin: A Social and Emotional Learning Career Readiness Integration Case Study. Coalition for Career Development Center.  https://irp.cdn-website.com/81ac0dbc/files/uploaded/Wisconsin%20Policy%20Brief.pdf 

 

Wisconsin Practice Brief: Shoss, L., Jaques, E, and Kroyer-Kubicek, R. (2022). Practice Brief Wisconsin: A Social and Emotional Learning Career Readiness Integration Case Study. Coalition for Career Development Center. https://irp.cdn-website.com/81ac0dbc/files/uploaded/Wisconsin%20Practice%20Brief.pdf 

 

 
Career Readiness Technical Assistance

The CCD Center received a contract with ESG to support the JP Morgan Chase New Skills Ready Network initiative.  Our role is to provide career advising and PCAP  technical assistance to the six communities. Activities include keynote presentations to the New Skills teams meeting in Cincinnati and the Columbus career advisors and release of 1 Resource Brief and draft of a second Resource Brief.  Nashville and Indianapolist are scheduling similar TA support for January.

 

Solberg, V. S. H. (2022).  Resource Brief: Building Capacity to Design and Implement Quality Personalized Career and Academic Plan Policies and Programs. Available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1D2O_v0I9Dg8Gb4GIghDI6o1K4ZELAbC0 

 

Solberg, V. S. H. (under development). Resource Brief: Building Capacity To Design And Implement Quality Personalized Career And Academic Plan Policies And Programs. 

 

Solberg, V. S. H. (October 2022) Career Advising: Evidence and Practice Components. Presentation for the Columbus New Skills Ready Network. 

Recording available at: https://bostonu.zoom.us/rec/share/uBlspa-tg3NxJgsEA1gQnBMz1TFv2HEKWdG3r_EyhTyBGcZuRpx0YAt2vqP3mY3i.8xcacYXWM5vwPpfj

Powerpoint available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1D2O_v0I9Dg8Gb4GIghDI6o1K4ZELAbC0 

 

Solberg, V. S. H. (May, 2022). Career Advising Workshop: Context, Components, and Self-Assessment. Presentation at the New Skills Ready Network Convening, Cincinnati, OH. Powerpoint available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1D2O_v0I9Dg8Gb4GIghDI6o1K4ZELAbC0.

 

Solberg, V. S. H. (September, 2022). Condition of Career Readiness in  the United States. Keynote at CCSSO Career Readiness Convening, Indianapolis, IN. Available at at: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ob3QV0mTRx4EMxePd8M7z1El5GJyHJkb/edit#slide=id.p1

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