Kathy Rice, District Administrator, talks with a BCMS student about her college and career plans and goals during Operation Preparation on Monday, March 12, 2012.
Operation Preparation is a joint effort of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development and provides a powerful opportunity for schools, students, parents and communities to collaborate in the process of effective advising and focus attention on the importance of planning for college and/or career.
During the week of March 12-16, trained volunteer community advisors will meet one-on-one with every eighth- and 10th-grade student. The community advisor will use the student’sIndividual Learning Plan(including career interest inventory and EXPLORE/PLAN results) to discuss:
* the student’s career aspirations, required education/training and workforce skills
* whether the student is on target to meet his or her goals
* whether the student is taking the courses recommended to prepare him or her for a successful future
Each session is expected to take about 20 minutes. The meeting is designed to provide both information and inspiration for the student to achieve college/career readiness.
If Kentucky is to remain economically viable and globally competitive, we need to be sure every one of our students and our workforce is prepared and ready to meet the demands of the 21st century.
To see a map of participating districts, click here http://www.education.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/5D9E4CBD-AA8F-4933-9D30-5E58A80B8DA6/0/operationpreparation3112.pdf.
For more information on participating in Operation Preparation, click here http://www.education.ky.gov/kde/instructional+resources/operation+preparation/.