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Upcoming: College and career transition counselor trainings

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Iowa community colleges and school districts interested in creating a college and career transition counselor (CCTC) position are invited to attend two upcoming training sessions provided by the Iowa Department of Education.

In partnership with Iowa College Aid and the Area Education Agency on Postsecondary Readiness and Equity Partnership (AEA PREP), there will be an informational webinar on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. followed by a Q&A session on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.. Attendees of the two training sessions will learn more about the benefits of the CCTC position, program best practices and how to apply for financial support.

Up to five recipients will receive grant funding to support and expand the CCTC model across the state. School districts may also be able to access operational sharing dollars to support CCTC positions. Applications for department grant funding must be received by Dec. 15. Recipients will be notified by Dec. 22.

CCTCs provide a necessary link between secondary schools and community colleges for students and their families. They begin working with juniors and seniors in high school on career exploration and college preparation and continue assisting them after graduation through their first year of attending a partnering community college. By having the continued support of a CCTC, students are better prepared to persist and succeed in their postsecondary educational pursuits.

All interested community colleges and school districts need to register for the training sessions.