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During the month of November in 2022, a Colorado version of each of these modules will be released. These videos can be used as a ‘press play’ and get trained or ‘press play’ and use within the trainings you are doing. Feel free to use some of the content too. Pick and choose based off the video recording. If you prefer to make your own training, use the module link above to pick and choose as a menu of resources.

Module Name Recording Link
Shifting Perceptions of CTE in Colorado To be added upon completion
CTE and Communicating the World of Work in Colorado To be added upon completion
Expanding and Elevating High Quality CTE in Colorado To be added upon completion
Connecting CTE and Effective Career Advising in Colorado To be added upon completion
Understanding Implicit Bias and Impact on Career Advisement and Decision Making for Colorado To be added upon completion
Effective Communication of CTE to Learners and Families in Colorado To be added upon completion

The importance of CTE and School Counselor Relationship

CTE messaging and communications strategies

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR)

In 2009, the State Board of Education and Colorado Commission of Higher Education adopted a description of “Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness” (PWR).


“Colorado high school graduates demonstrate the knowledge and skills (competencies) needed to succeed in postsecondary settings and to advance in career pathways as lifelong learners and contributing citizens.”

— adopted by the Colorado State Board of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher Education (Winter 2016).

Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAPs)

logoAn individualized career and academic plan is both a document and a process that students use – with support from school counselors, teachers, and parents – to define their career goals and post-secondary plans in order to inform the student’s decisions about their courses and activities throughout school.

Repository for Adult ICAP

The repository offers ICAP resources and tools for student services practitioners supporting traditional and non-traditional students in their transition into and completion of community college programs.

Career Guidance Best Practices

Comprehensive guidance and counseling programs consist of subject matter and related techniques and methods organized to facilitate the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students K-12.

Lauren Jones Austin, MA, NCC, MCC*
CTE Program Director for Special Populations, Counseling & Equity
phone: 720-858-2825
*MCC= Meaningful Career Conversationalist

Colorado CTE
9101 East Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230