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Partnerships with Employers, the Community, and Post-Secondary Education

Includes materials on Advisory Boards, and resources for building relationships with employers and community partners, as well as for teaching students about post-secondary options. Please also look at our Guides. If you are interested in strengthening your college-going culture, visit our companion website, College Tools.
 
Advisory Board Manual, NAF .pdf 
Advisory Topics Per Grade Level
College and Career Advisory topics articulated by grade level
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Alliance for Education Academy Toolkit - Employer Involvement .pdf 
Articulation Guide 4.0 HTML
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Building Partnerships Main Page HTML

Career Day Agenda
To be posted in each room with speakers
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Career Day Choice Sheet
Sample student choice sheet for career day
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Career Planning Process
Questions for students and mentors to go over as they map out the journey to the career of their dreams! Can also be used by counselors or advisors.
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Career Research Overview Activity
A series of questions that will support students in narrowing down career choices and identify post secondary programs and financial support to achieve their career goals. Can be used by counselors or advisors.
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College Search
A good starter activity to get students to identify priorities in college selection
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College Tools for Schools
Resource designed to improve college-going culture and college attendance
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Dual Enrollment Guide HTML
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Employer Evaluation Sheet
A quick evaluation sheet that allows employers to review the effectiveness of the visit (in this case, for teachers.) Can be modified for student job shadowing.
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Employer Information Sheet
Brief information page that allows teachers (or if modified, students) to be fully prepared for a job shadow day!
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Employer Involvement Commitment
A way to know early on what your employer partners are willing to do as part of their involvement in the academy. Let's you see if they are willing to recruit, be a guest, host field trips, etc.
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Employer Telephone Inquiry Form
A form that can be used to track potential business or community partners that call and express interest in the academy.
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Graduate Survey
A survey designed to track post secondary progress of academy graduates and impact of academy on post secondary success.
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Industry Partner Request for Resources
Tool for compiling possible resources for use with parents, industry partners, and community supporters.
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Intern Standards of Conduct
A contract that clearly describes expectations for interns while out in the field.
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Internship Agreement between School and Partner
A short description of each party's responsibilities when developing a business partnership where students will work at a job site.
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Internship Learning Plan
An outline to prepare all of the components of the student internship experience in partnership with the supervisor.
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Internship Supervisor's Student Evaluation
An evaluation that can be used after job shadowing, internships or externships. This offers the site supervisor an opportunity to provide feedback to the students on their job performance.
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Introduction to the College Process
Introductory overview of the college process activity
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Job Exploration Questionnaire
A valuable tool for academy students to do as part of their post secondary planning to support making a great career choice.
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Job Forum Panelist Overview
An invitation to members of the community to be on a Job Forum Panel. Includes request for information prior to the event and great questions for the panelists to answer for the students. Includes a job forum schedule at the bottom of the html version of this!
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Job Shadow Consent Form
A form that outlines the expectations and purpose of job shadowing. It also allows parents to share important information or concerns about their child.
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Job Shadow Experience Sheet
A reflection for students after experiencing job shadowing and an accountability structure to make sure students reported to an appropriate adult.
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Job Shadow Parent Approval
A brief permission form for parents to sign and learn a little information about Job Shadowing with specifics of the day.
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Job Shadow Request Letter to Potential Hosts
A letter outlining Job Shadow purpose to potential hosts. It also invites people to participate in Job Shadow Day.
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Job Shadowing Agreement
A simple contract for academy students to show they understand the responsibilities that come with leaving school for a job shadow day.
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Job Shadowing Student Questions
A set of questions for students to ask on the job shadow assignment.
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Leadership Council Bylaws
Sample Bylaws from a Parent-Student-Teacher Leadership Council
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News Release
A ready to go press release about Partnership Academies. Includes information about academies to be released in local press to celebrate the grant award.
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Options for Changing a Program of Study .doc  .pdf 
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Potential Partners Tracking Form
To track contacts when seeking possible places for internships, externships or business partners.
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Quality Work-Based Learning: A Guide to Creating Quality Work-Based Learning
from New Ways to Work
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Self-Assessment of an Effective Community College/K-­‐12 Partnership
Career Ladders Project
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Shifts in Community College Roles to Support Robust Career Pathways HTML
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Shifts in Roles in Secondary Schools to Support Robust Career Pathways
How can K-12 and Adult Education leaders support, develop and strengthen career pathways?
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Speaker Checklist for Host
A simple tool that ensures you handle all the important aspects of booking a guest. From start to finish this tool reminds you to get important information up front to prepare students all the way to the thank you letter afterwards.
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Speaker Confirmation Letter
A letter to confirm guest speakers for academy activities. This also includes important information for the guest speaker like time, place, the process for entering the school and number of students.
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Steering / Advisory Committee Worksheet
A quick tool to make sure you have planned your steering or advisory committee meetings for the year. Includes dates, food funding source and a balance of business, college and staff members.
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The 2015-2016 Health Pathway CoP Vision
This collaborative 9-14+ Community of Practice will engage health pathway faculty and staff in learning about each other’s systems, and best instructional practices as part of aligning curriculum and courses to facilitate successful student transitions into health careers.
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WBL Continuum Learning Outcomes, Characteristics and Experiences HTML
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