Career Pathways and Technical Education Task Force

Eight Recommendations

1. Consider how education can be better aligned with MN’s workforce development system
2. Reference the ASCA National Standards for Students (see handout)
3. Recommend a grade level benchmark system that districts can use to assist students in moving along their career development
4. Ensure that students have access to a portable electronic system to catalogue, store, and share their plans and career development activities
5. Increase the number of school counselors throughout the state
6. Decrease the amount of “extra” work expected of school counselors that isn’t aligned with their job description
7. Continue to fund EXPLORE and PLAN tools
8. Increase experiential learning opportunities for ALL students