Navigating Pathways to Opportunity is a 5-week facilitated online course that was initially developed for advisors in Adult Career Pathways and College Transition programs (referred to as “navigators” in the course). It is also appropriate for any ABE/ESOL advisor assisting students to become college and career ready.
Course topics include strategies for identifying and engaging adult learners’ aspirations, addressing barriers, and building a comprehensive network of support to promote persistence. Participants identify the key components of a Navigator Program and explore the skills, resources, and partnerships needed to implement it effectively.
This facilitated course runs for 5 weeks and requires approximately 4 hours per week for assignments and posting to the online discussion board. You will receive a schedule of weekly course assignments once you have enrolled in the course.
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.
As a pre-requisite to this facilitated course, participants must complete a 3-hour self-paced course, Finding True North: The Role of the Navigator, by the time the facilitated course begins on February 3rd.Finding True North introduces participants to the role of the Navigator, the skills, knowledge, and characteristics of effective navigators, and the types of supports that students need to be successful in setting and reaching their educational and career goals.
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 college and career readiness
- Implement a student intake interview protocol
- Describe the educational requirements, wage and labor information, and occupational profile for the integrated career pathways offered by your program
- Evaluate and select a variety of career planning resources
- Plan a set of Navigator activities and identify resources, partners, and goals associated with each
As a pre-requisite to this facilitatedcourse, participants must complete a 3-hour self-paced course, Finding True North: The Role of the Navigator, by the time the facilitated course begins on February 3rd. Registering for Navigating Pathways to Opportunity will also enroll you in Finding True North. Watch for a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org with login instructions.