Pictured left to right, and the school districts they service: Abby Tyler – Sloan-Hendrix and Walnut Ridge; Brittany Hall – Corning and Hoxie; Francesca Shearer – Paragould; Dane Dillion – Supervisor, Director of Student Development
POCAHONTAS, AR July 25–BRTC’s Career Coaches and Career Coach Supervisor recently attended the annual Career Coach Conference in Little Rock, hosted by the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Career and Technical Education. The purpose of this annual conference is to keep Career Coaches and other stakeholders up-to-date on the latest trends, learn about promising ideas, and network with other coaches as they constantly work to increase the odds of success for the students of the schools in which they’re attached.
The College and Career Coach Component is designed to motivate and support Arkansas students and adults to achieve their goals as it relates to college and career planning through intensive, hands-on programs and services. College and Career Coaches work with students in the 7th – 12th grades. In middle and high schools, Career Coaches work in partnership with the Career Orientation Instructors and School Counselors to assist with the development and revision of college and career plans for their students. The Arkansas Career Coach program provides assistance and information for resources in the areas of academic tutoring, career counseling, college preparation and admission, financial aid guidance, mentoring, and other supports necessary for postsecondary education/training access, retention, and success.