Career Planning Toolkit

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This is a resource for educators and counselors supporting students with significant disabilities through the career planning process. The toolkit uses hands-on activities to help students plan for their careers as they prepare for a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment. The toolkit is a companion resource for the Center on Transition Innovations' Get Ready for Your Career course.

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Discovering ME! Implementation Guide

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This free guide is designed to assist student teams in implementing the Discovering ME! process. Through this process, students with significant barriers to employment will build early, customized work-based learning experiences.

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Get Ready for College Facilitator's Guide

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This guide is a resource for secondary educators, school counselors, service providers, and families who are supporting students with disabilities in the college planning and preparation process. It is a companion resource for the free, online course Get Ready for College that was developed by the VCU Center on Transition Innovations. It provides guidance on how to facilitate the course in small-group or whole-class instructional settings for a successful transition to postsecondary education.

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Get Ready for Independent Living: Facilitator's Guide

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This guide is designed for secondary educators, service providers, and families supporting students with disabilities in planning for independent living. As a companion resource for the free, online course Get Ready for Independent Living , it guides the use of course information in small-group or whole-class instructional settings to help students start the process of successfully transitioning to independent living.

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Get Ready for Your Career Facilitator’s Guide

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This guide is a resource for secondary educators, school counselors, service agencies, and families supporting students with disabilities in the career planning process. It is a companion resource for the free online course Get Ready for Your Career which was developed by the VCU Center on Transition Innovations. It guides the use of course information in small-group or whole-class instructional settings to help students successfully transition to a postsecondary career.

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Start on Success Replication Guide

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This free guide is designed to provide guidance in replicating the components of this highly successful school-to-work model.

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Transition Assessment Process: A Guide for Developing Postsecondary Goals and Transition Services

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This resource is a reference to support the development of postsecondary employment and education/training goals. Using this guide will help you to:

  • Learn more about the role of age-appropriate transition assessment in the transition planning process
  • Develop measurable postsecondary goals that match student strengths, preferences, interests, and needs (SPIN)
  • Help the IEP team to identify and develop transition services and coordinated activities to support students' transition needs across school, home, and community
  • Engage families in transition planning and encourage collaboration in assessment and postsecondary goal development
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Using State Indicator Data for Long-Term Transition Planning: A Guide to Data Analysis

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This guide will assist school divisions in analyzing transition data, identifying areas of need, and developing an action plan focused on implementing effective transition practices and interventions. The process in this guide focuses on analyzing Indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14 data from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) State Performance Plans (SPPs) and Annual Performance Reports (APRs).

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Workplace Readiness Skills Rubric

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This rubric enables assessments of students on Virginia's 21st Century Workplace Readiness Skills, which are personal qualities, people skills, and professional traits that are necessary for employment success. The assessment results can be used to determine students' strengths and areas of instructional needs in order to plan instruction, provide opportunities for practice, and reassess for growth.

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Workplace Readiness Toolkit

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This resource is designed to provide activities to reinforce and embed Virginia's 21st Century Workplace Readiness Skills at home. Workplace readiness skills are personal qualities, people skills, and professional traits that are necessary to maintain employment. These skills are important because they are the most desirable skills employers are searching for in potential employees.

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Additional Resources:

Title Format
Initiative and Self Direction Activity Sheet
Work Ethic Activity Sheet
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Activity Sheet
Creativity and Innovation Activity Sheet
Integrity Activity Sheet
Listening and Speaking Activity Sheet
Conflict Resolution Activity Sheet
Customer Service Activity Sheet
Respect for Diversity Activity Sheet
Teamwork Activity Sheet
Efficiency and Productivity Activity Sheet
Professionalism Activity Sheet
Workplace Safety Activity Sheet
Information Literacy Activity Sheet
Information Technology Activity Sheet
Information Security Activity Sheet
Mathematics Activity Sheet
Reading and Writing Activity Sheet
About this Toolkit Guide
Strategies to Increase Success Guide
Toolkit Questions and Answers Guide
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