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Statewide initiative: College and Career Transition Counselor

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Bureau of Career and Technical Education in partnership with Iowa College Aid and Area Education Agency Postsecondary Readiness and Equity Partnership (AEA PREP) will be offering an informational webinar on Jan. 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. for community colleges and school districts in Iowa that are interested in creating a College and Career Transition Counselor (CCTC) position.

The CCTC will work directly through the community college and secondary schools to support college transition and career exploration through targeted connections with students and families during crucial time frames, including preparation, transition to enrollment, and persistence through their postsecondary program. These counselors will work closely with students in grades 11 and 12 in partner high schools, throughout the summer after high school graduation, and as the first-year advisor for students coming out of this program at the coordinating community college.

Financial support will be provided by the Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical education. Up to five grants recipients will receive funding during the first year of the program to support and expand the CCTC model across the state with the addition of up to five additional grant recipients in each of the next two years. School districts may be able to access operational sharing dollars to support this position.

Read about the program in action at Muscatine Community College, Louisa-Muscatine Community School District and Columbus Community School District.

All community colleges and school districts interested in this initiative should register to attend the informational webinar. For more information contact Katy Blatnick-Gagne at or 515-281-8553.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on January 24, 2021 at 10:59pm.