Washington's Workforce Development Strategy
Youth Goal: Ensure all youth receive the education, training, and support they need for success in postsecondary education and/or work.
Objective 1 - A K-12 Guidance and Counseling System provides students and their parents with a curriculum to individually plan their pathways and prepare for future education and/or work after high school.
No later than 2018: All middle and high schools in the state have in place all five elements of the K-12 Guidance and Counseling System that includes community, business and labor collaboration.
Steps To Get Us There
- Expand implementation of the best practice guidance system, Navigation 101 across the K-12 system including establishing goals for expansion each year. This would ultimately result in full funding of Navigation 101 as a basic program of education. Lead(s): OSPI with partners. Requires the support of the Governor and Legislature and General Fund – state appropriations.
- Integrate the Individual Education Plan with the 13th Year Plan required for graduation. Leads: OSPI with partners.
- Work with the State Board of Education to create policy links to comprehensive career guidance. Leads: OSPI , Workforce Board, with other partners.
- Support the College Bound Scholarship Program that provides an incentive for low-income students to complete high school. Leads: OSPI , with other partners. Requires the support of the Governor and Legislature and General Fund – state appropriations.
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