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Course Fee: $341Prerequisite:
This course helps coaches, advisors, and navigators provide the comprehensive supports that enable adults to succeed in an integrated career pathway program. Topics include strategies for identifying and engaging adult learners’ aspirations, addressing barriers, and building a comprehensive network of support to promote persistence. Participants identify the key components of a navigator program and explore the skills needed to implement it effectively.
“This was a very beneficial training. It provided a map through the woods for a job where the boundaries are not well defined. I have a wealth of information to help guide my future actions and a plan to help develop and improve my role for the good of the students. I would encourage all department of labor grantees and other federally funded programs to include this training for all future navigators.” Chris Green, Student Success Navigator, North Idaho College, ID
“Navigating Pathways to Opportunity was a very thorough course with so many great and useful activities and suggestions that as a Navigator, I feel not only well prepared for my job, but excited to get on with it!” Karen Couey, TX
By the end of the course, you will be able to list the type of information you need to gather through the process of campus and community outreach; implement a student intake interview protocol; describe the educational requirements, wage and labor information, and occupational profile for the integrated career pathways offered by your program; evaluate and select a variety of career planning resources; and plan a set of Navigator activities and identify resources, partners, and goals associated with each.
Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 hrs/week (24 hours total)Completion Requirements:
To successfully complete this course, the instructor will assess your work based on whether and to what extent you have completed the required assignments and postings. You will have successfully completed the course if you score an 80% or above.
Certificate for Completion: YesCourse Development:
The National College Transition Network (NCTN) at World Education, Inc. initially offered this course for the Accelerating Opportunity initiative. The course was developed by the NCTN with support from the Joyce Foundation and in collaboration with Jobs for the Future, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and Minnesota FastTRAC.Related Courses: