The role of the career specialist is to expose students in grades k-12 to college and career readiness information. At the elementary level students participate in career awareness activities; middle school students participate in career exploration activities such as interest and values assessments and the 8th grade Individual Graduation Plan conference; and in high school students receive career guidance services to include interest skills and values assessments, job shadowing opportunities, internships, youth apprenticeships and cooperative learning opportunities that support choosing a , as part of their annual Individual Graduation Plan Conference. At all levels career specialists sponsor field studies. Field studies are different from field trips in that the field study is intended to expose students to career related information relevant to their age group.
Career specialists are part of the initiative of and are required to complete the 120 hour Facilitating Career Development(FCD/CDF) Course and become as a Global Career Development Facilitator. They serve as part of the School Counseling team and implement the “Learning to Work” portion of the on behalf of the 香港二四六开奖免费资料大全School District One school counseling team. In addition, career specialists are certified in numerous programs that facilitate student college and career readiness. Such programs include the and the .