Career Based Intervention Program Overview Understanding CBI Education Introduction Career Based Intervention office staff • Cherie Richards, Program Coordinator (216) 932-2048 or (216) 323-3903 Virtual Schoolhouse www.virtualschoolhouse.org firstname.lastname@example.org Career Based Intervention Goals Career Based Intervention (CBI) programs help students with barriers to career and academic success improve academic competencies, graduate from high school, develop employability skills, implement a career plan, and participate in a career pathway in preparation for postsecondary education and careers. CBI programs provide combined educational and work-based learning opportunities for students in grades 7 through 12 who demonstrate academic and/or social maturity difficulties in school. The number of years a student spends in a CBI program is determined locally by the program design and individual student needs. The following seven key principals are intended to guide CBI program design and delivery to best meet student needs. Career Based Intervention Description • Career Based Intervention is a career – technical education program designed for students: • Ages 12 – 21 in grades 7 – 12 • Are identified as disadvantaged • Academically, economically or both, and have barriers to achieving academic and career success. The number of years a student spends in CBI is determined by the local program design and individual student needs. The CBI programs are recommended to have a minimum of 15 students and a maximum of 25 students per class. What Programs VSH will use… • Career Connections – A single period of the CBI model. • Example: – OWA and OWE are CBI models that can be used 1. Only paid work-based learning 2. Former class hours rules (now 120 hours minimum) or specific grouping. – WECEP – Work Experience and Career Exploration Program is a federal program and the CBI designation for 14 and 15 year students in a paid work- based learning experience program. Non paid Work experience Learning • Job shadowing • Career exploration • Internships • Short-term field experiences • Volunteering at non-profit community agencies • Mentoring • Service learning Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP) • Students 14 – 15 years of age are granted up to 3 hours on a school day for employment. • 23 hours during the school week • Anytime during school hours • Under WECEP variances granted by the Dept. of Labor Wage and hour Administration that permit employment of WECEP participants in otherwise prohibited activities and occupations. Academics Career Based Intervention Related instruction must be based on the Core Integrated Technical and Academic Competencies (ITACs) with academic intervention and work- based learning. Academic credit classes must use established academic courses of study. What are ITACS • Integrated Technical and Academic Competencies. Career Based Intervention (CBI) uses the core ITACS which consists of: • - 6 strands with 51 competencies that represent what all career- technical individuals need to know and be able to do to be successful in further education, in a career, and in life. Solving Problems Thinking Skillfully Communicating Effectively Managing Resources Planning & Managing a Career Applying Technology Working Responsibly The Key Principles of CBI • Students who are at risk of dropping out of school bring with them special circumstances and issues that require monitoring to assure that they are included in the vision and mission of Career Based Intervention • There are seven key principles of CBI that summarize the programs conditions for learning. 7 Principles Conditions Summary School climate, environmental, peer and family risk Comprehensive response to risk Higher Expectations factors factors. Access to technology Accelerating Common Curriculum Getting conditions right for learning academic progress. Learning and teaching styles Authentic Learning Students are not engaged in instructional strategies Quality, engaging work. Staff knowledge of student and Supportive Structures Staff and family cohesion family services. Involvement of caring adults Sense of Belonging At risk students need a sense of belonging Flexible in delivery & assessments of need. Measuring expected outcomes and both internal and Advisory group representation Continuous Improvement external contributions (community, business, family Relationships between staff at each stakeholders) level. Based on student need that is tied Student Identification Establish admission criteria in to program services and expected outcomes. Disadvantage Student • Economically • Family Income is at or below the national poverty level (appendix A). • Parent or guardian unemployed or receiving public assistance. • Student is eligible for free lunch • Participant is institutionalized or under state guardianship Disadvantage Student • Academically • Reading and or writing skills deficiencies are at or below grade levels • Math skills deficiencies are at or below grade levels • Low Standardized Test Scores • Fail grade level • Fail to attain minimal academic competencies Academic Intervention or Instruction • Academic instruction is needed to assist students: • Complete standardized testing • With class work in other academic subjects • Obtain study skills • Obtain appropriate behavioral skills Required CBI Program Components All CBI programs contain 3 components 1. ITAC instruction (as a course of study) 2. Academic intervention or instruction 3. Work based learning (paid, non- paid or a combination. Example of CBI Model (Based on teachers schedule) 1. Career Connections • Single Period Model 2. Career Connections 3. Conference 4. Career Connections LUNCH period will be between 4th and 5th period. 5. Career Connections 6. Coordination Each class meets one period that totals a minimum of 7. Career Connections 120 hours for the year. Each class is a separate set of students and the work – based activities MUST be within a single period of instruction time.
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