College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators

FHI 360

The FHI 360 College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators provides a framework-based guide with specific activities for college and career readiness instruction, advising, and coaching.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Written Communication, Applying Information, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Self-direction, Perseverance, Resilience, Personal Development, Multicultural Sensitivity, Conflict Resolution

Learner resources

  • Framework to map out and track one’s college and career readiness journey
  • Education & Career Plan tool for students to document their planning, progress, and accomplishments in different digital versions for high school, two-year college, four-year college and university, or certificate programs

Navigator resources

  • Framework with three main sections covering College Readiness, Career Readiness, and College and Career Readiness
  • Background information and a one-page chart about each of 16 readiness elements describing actions navigators can support and guide students to accomplish with indicators of goal achievement for each area
  • Tips for Navigators
  • Lesson plans

Key Takeaways

  • Adult educators and advisors can adapt the guides for use with adult education students.
  • The college and career readiness framework can be used to design a college and career readiness program or to analyze the components of an existing program.
  • Guidance for building personal and workplace success skills can be found in the Foundation Skills for College and Career Success component of the guide and in accompanying lesson plans on Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Perseverance, Conflict Resolution, Respect for Others, and Time Management.

FHI 360 is a nonprofit organization that develops, implements, and evaluates local solutions to health, education, economic development, environmental, and civil challenges. The organization’s education work in the United States spans from early childhood to adult education, having worked with schools and communities in 48 states for nearly 40 years. FHI 360 has focused on improving educational opportunities for youth and improving reentry programs. The organization leads the Compass Rose Collaborative, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, which works with partners in communities with high rates of poverty and crime to improve the education and employment outcomes for young people after involvement in the criminal justice system. The navigation guide was developed as part of the North Dakota Succeed 2020 Education and Workforce Initiative funded by the Hess Corporation.

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