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Navigating Pathways to Opportunity prepares advisors, coaches, and college and career navigators to provide the comprehensive supports students need to successfully transition to career pathways, integrated education and training, and postsecondary education. In this course, you will learn strategies for identifying and engaging your adult learners’ aspirations, addressing barriers, and building a comprehensive network of support to promote persistence. 


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors who assist HSE, intermediate and advanced ESOL, or transition to college students in planning for next steps in their education and career pathway
  • Advisors in IET/IELCE programs
  • New advisors who have already completed the Art of Advising. (We recommend that new advisors hired within the past 12 months should have completed the Art of Advising, scheduled for March 11 & 26, before taking this course)

In this course, you will identify the key components of college and career navigation and explore the skills, resources, and partnerships needed to be an effective navigator. 

This facilitated course runs for six weeks. The assignments will require approximately three to four hours per week. 

While the online format allows you to work on weekly course assignments at your convenience, it is important to note that successful course completion entails completing weekly assignments by a set deadline. You will receive a schedule of weekly course assignments once you are enrolled.

To earn a certificate of completion, you must score 80% or above on the assignments. The course instructor will assess your work based on whether and to what extent you have completed the required assignments and postings. 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the types of campus and community organizations to engage in supporting your students’ college and career readiness
  • Implement a student intake interview protocol
  • Describe the educational requirements, wage and labor information, and occupational profile for a career pathway
  • Evaluate and select a variety of career planning resources
  • Plan a set of navigator activities and identify resources, partners, and goals associated with each
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 

As a prerequisite to this facilitated course, you must complete the three-hour self-paced course Finding True North: The Role of the Navigator before Navigating Pathways to Opportunity begins on March 2. Registering for this Navigating Pathways to Opportunity will automatically enroll you in Finding True North. Watch for a confirmation email from Ruzica Banovic ( with login instructions. 

03/02/2020 - 9:00am
End Date: 
04/10/2020 - 5:00pm
PD Center: 

Career Pathways

SABES Program Support PD Center - Career Pathways
Topic Area: 
Adult Education Licensure
Career Pathways
Collaboration/Community Planning
College and Career Readiness
Education and Career Planning
ESOL/English Language Learner
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
Integrated Education and Training (IET)
Workforce Development
PDP Eligible: 
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