Project provides career/college resource for school counselors

August 30, 2012

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Outreach for K-12 Office is coordinating a notebook that will put information at high school counselors’ fingertips when they talk with students about careers and colleges.

The project is funded by a $10,102 grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

The notebook, titled “Getting Them There,” will be provided to counselors at the 27 high schools participating in PHEAA’s Creating Access to Postsecondary Schools program. It will provide counselors with checklists, handouts and quick resources as they help students think about their futures.

Topics include self-assessment to help students narrow their career interests and the colleges they want to consider, pre-college assessments with information on PSATs and SATs, pre-college activities with information on college visitations and college search sites, the application process, and financial aid.

The Outreach for K-12 Office is additionally modifying the information from the notebooks to produce a “Getting Them There” website that would be available for use by all school counselors.

To learn more about services available to school districts through the Outreach for K-12 Office at Penn College, call 570-320-8003 or visit http://www.pct.edu/k12.

For more about the college, visit http://www.pct.edu, email admissions@pct.edu or call toll-free 800-367-9222.
 

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Last Updated August 30, 2012