NPOSI – Rob Shumer – Career Guidance and Counseling – Cross-Study

NPOSI – Rob Shumer – Career Guidance and Counseling – Cross-Study

Feb 2012

In this video from the NPOSI, Rob Shumer, co-PI of Programs of Study: A Cross-Study Examination of Programs in Three States, describes outcomes and findings related to career guidance and counseling from this cross-site evaluation of the NRCCTE’s three longitudinal field studies of POS with the goal of exploring lessons learned regarding POS across three sites that were identified as having a high level of POS implementation.

In 2012, the NRCCTE launched the National POS Institute (NPOSI), a six-month program of research-based technical assistance, with the intention of supporting states in improving the quality of CTE instruction provided to secondary and postsecondary students. NRCCTE researchers drew on the Center’s portfolio of research studies on POS to address implementation barriers related to (1) career guidance and counseling and (2) business, community, and postsecondary partnerships identified by states. The NRCCTE's goal was to help states apply the results of research to the improvement of their programs. Over the remainder of the project, state teams received additional assistance from a national NRCCTE facilitator and an in-state facilitator.

Four states—Oklahoma, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Guam—participated in the technical assistance, which commenced with a two-day meeting on February 6-7, 2012 at the NRCCTE's headquarters in Louisville, KY. Later meetings were held at the 2012 ACTE National Policy Seminar, March 5-7, 2012, and via conference call on June 11, 2012.