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CareerTech sponsors career awareness workshops for counselors

CareerTech sponsors career awareness workshops for counselors

Jennifer Curry will lead the workshops Dec. 10 and 11 in Edmond.

Two Career Conversations workshops will be held next week at Francis Tuttle Business Innovation Center in Edmond. Oklahoma CareerTech and the American School Counselor Association joined forces to offer the training for school counselors Dec. 10 and Dec. 11.

Louisiana State University professor Jennifer Curry will lead the sessions on how to have conversations with students, teachers and parents about careers and the world of work. Curry will also identify ways counselors can work with teachers to integrate career education learning into the curricula.

Counselors at all levels can play an important role in helping students identify their interests and abilities, introducing them to various careers and the world of work. Career awareness activities help students realize their potential, achieve their dreams and become productive citizens, according to the ASCA. 

Career education begins as early as kindergarten, teaching basic concepts such as “What is work?” ASCA has developed a set of mindsets and behaviors to help students learn work-related skills so they can be career-ready. These strategies help students develop a positive attitude toward learning and a strong work ethic, according to the ASCA.

Southern Regional Education Board’s High Schools That Work and Technology Centers That Work programs helped fund the Career Conversations workshops.

For more information, contact:

Connie Romans, communications and marketing coordinator

Connie.romans@careertech.ok.gov

405.743.5153

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