College and Career Planning
A job means many things to many people, extending beyond a way to earn money and be productive. For most people a job is also a vehicle for greater access to community participation, personal relationships, and enhanced quality of life. There are many paths to aquiring meaningful careers, whether through on-the-job training, vocational/technical schools, or attending a college/university.
Click on the links below to explore the stages of college and career planning:
- Exploring Your Interests;
- Conducting Career Research;
- Determining Your Career/Job Target;
- Building Your Skills and Credentials;
- Creating Your Resume; another great resume development site here;
- Finding Your Job; another networking site here; and
- Keeping Your Job. Also read this article about the importance of communication skills on the job.
Your guidance counselor and liaison work together to help you to plan for your future. Be sure to keep your Naviance username and password handy so that you can continue to build upon what you already know! If you lose your username or password, contact your Guidance Counselor, and they can reset it for you.
KP has a Dual Enrollment arrangement with Bristol Community College, Massasoit Community College, and Bridgewater State University. This means that eligible students can attend college classes during their high school years. Contact your student's guidance counselor for more information.
Check out these great college planning resources:
College Career Life Planning - this web site provides students, parents and teachers with free, quick, easy access to the best education and career planning tools.
Resources to support the success of students with disabilities in college:
Going to College - a resource for teens with disabilities
VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention
1314 West Main Street
P.O. Box 842011
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2011
Think College - a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.
AccessCollege - successful work experiences and career preparation activities increase a student's chances of obtaining employment upon completion of an academic program. The Employment Office provides information and resources and shares promising practices for the purpose of increasing access to careers for individuals with disabilities.