- Families find career development experiences to be valuable
- Families report feeling a stronger positive regard for the school
- Families report developing stronger relationships with their children as a result of the career development process1
Active family engagement has a direct positive influence on student college and career readiness. Families who learn about career development are better at supporting their child in recognizing interests, strengths, assist goal setting and building a Personal Learning Plan.
Offer families ways to support their student in the Nebraska Career Development Model of: self-awareness, career exploration and career planning.
- Nebraska Career Readiness Standards
- Career and Academic Assessment
- Career Exploration
- Nebraska Career Education
- Labor Market Information
- Workplace Learning Experiences
- Career Planning and Management
- College and Career Options
- Personal Learning Plans and Portfolios
All youth need the support of parents, family members and other caring adults to achieve career goals. Additional considerations for families of students with disabilities are:
- Understanding the disability and how it may affect education, employment and daily living options.
- Knowledge of rights and responsibilities included in disability-related legislation.
- Knowledge of equal access to programs, services, supports, and accommodations.2
- National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD), Families and College and Career Readiness: What Schools Can Do to Engage Families in the Individualized Learning Plan Process.
- NCWD, Youth Guideposts for Success: