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Provide career preparation and workforce information to participating students at assigned public middle and high schools, grades 6-12, especially regarding high growth high demand occupations; opportunities and training in middle skill jobs, pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs; internships; technical and/or community colleges and career-readiness preparation. Expose, educate, and engage students in career development and career decision-making. Provide classroom presentations in the assigned ISDs that have agreed to partner in the program to provide career information, career awareness, and career resources to students in grades 6–12 and their parents/guardians and district staff.
Job Summary: With minimal supervision, provide career guidance, career preparation, workforce information to participating students at assigned public middle and high schools, grades 6-12, especially regarding high growth high demand occupations; opportunities and training in middle skill jobs, pre-apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs; internships; technical and/or community colleges and career-readiness preparation. Expose, educate, and engage students in career development and career decision-making. This is a very responsible position with independent decision-making authority.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Work in assigned school district(s), that have agreed to partner in the program, to provide career information, career awareness, and career resources for students in grades 6-12, their parents/guardians, and district staff.
- Conduct an initial orientation and ongoing refresher for school staff at each participating school to explain the Workforce Career and Education Outreach Specialist’s role and the resources to be provided.
- Provide information on opportunities and training requirements in growth and high-demand occupations and making well-informed postsecondary decisions using Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) resources and other existing tools, including:
- Texas Reality Check;
- Texas Career Check;
- Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS);
- Texas OnCourse;
- Texas Internship Challenge;
- Texas Skills to Work; and
- Jobs Y’all;.
- Organize training workshops on using TWC resources, such as the LMCI website, for employment and education.
- Expose students to a variety of career pathways, including pre-apprenticeship and RA programs, technical and/or community colleges, and employment, through presentations, TWC tools, job fairs, and site visits.
- Organize job development and career fairs;
- Provide career support workshops for students, parents, and guardians
- Provide classroom presentations, virtually or on-site, in the assigned ISDs that have agreed to partner in the program to provide career information, career awareness, and career resources to students in grades 6–12 and their parents/guardians and district staff.
- Serve as a primary resource to the assigned ISDs for labor market information, including growth and high-demand occupations at the county, region, and state levels.
- Work in coordination with school counselors and administrators.
- Coordinate with local and state workforce services, employers, and educational institutions to build pathways into pre-apprenticeship and RA programs and encourage local employers to offer pre-apprenticeship and RA programs.
- Maximize availability to students through a published schedule that includes virtual and on-site office hours for each location and structured meeting times for students;
- Develop a multifaceted communication and support service model for connecting professional development services with students, including, but not limited to:
- on-site and virtual visits;
- strategic planning meetings;
- mentoring; and
- phone and text communications (if allowed by the ISD)
- Support activities such as state-wide initiatives, local job fairs and special events, and serve on planning committee for regional youth career events.
- Attend monthly and annual trainings provided by TWC staff to all Workforce Career and Education Outreach Specialists.
- Travel is required within region and limited overnight travel may be required to attend regional, state, or national conferences, workshops, meetings, or trainings.
- Maintain confidentiality of students and customers.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively
- Must have excellent organizational and customer service skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with secondary and post-secondary education and training providers, local employers and youth
- Should be knowledgeable of classroom management strategies and demonstrate ability to develop interactive classroom presentations
- Must be a skilled and effective oral and written communicator with demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, especially youth
- Customer satisfaction as a goal for the organization
- Must be proficient in a variety of computer software applications
- Must be able to travel/transport themselves to designated sites as assigned.
Required Education, TRAINING, AND/OR LICENSES
A bachelor’s degree in human services, business, education, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university (One year of qualifying experience may be substituted for each year (30 semester hours) of college up to a maximum of two years.)
At least two years of experience in education, youth training or workforce development programs. Strongly prefer individual with experience in workforce development or Career and Technical Education (CTE), preferably in gathering and reporting outcomes, and/or ISD experience as a teacher or counselor working with at-risk middle or high school populations.
A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation (local, in-state, and out-of-state travel is required)
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