Washington Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling

Tier One of the RTI pyramid is the comprehensive counseling and guidance program curriculum delivered to all students. This curriculum is intended to help students achieve competency in the content areas of career, academic, and personal/social areas. As mentioned on the previous section, delivering these components of your program requires utilizing evidence-based practices. However, when evidence-based practice has not been identified or if evidence based practice has not been validated on your specific student population, you will need to work to develop these components yourself.
Here are some resources to help you in developing the academic, personal/social, and career planning components of your program.

Curriculum Downloads from the Missouri Center for Career Education

WASHINGTON STATE RESOURCES

►    Washington’s Career Bridge: www.careerbridge.wa.gov

Searchable online database that shows postsecondary training programs for careers of interest

►    Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board: www.wtb.wa.gov

Information about employment and training opportunities

►    The Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s

Where Are You Going? 2010-2012 Guide can be found at:
www.wtb.wa.gov/Documents/2010-2012CareerGuideWebview.pdf.

►    State Board of Education: www.sbe.wa.gov

Minimum high school graduation requirements for Washington State

►    Higher Education Coordinating Board: www.hecb.wa.gov

Minimum college admission requirements for Washington State four-year colleges

Brochure on the CADRs can be found at:

www.hecb.wa.gov/sites/default/files/RevisedMCASOverviewParents-April2011_1.pdf

►    OSPI CTE: www.k12.wa.us/careerteched/

Information about CTE (Career & Technical Education) and resources available around the state.

►    Washington Skills Centers: www.washingtonskillscenters.org

Information on the 13 regional Skills Centers.

►    The State Board of Education’s handout about the HS & Beyond Plan:

www.sbe.wa.gov/documents/FAQ%20High%20School%20and%20Beyond%20Plan.pdf

►    Explore Apprenticeship: www.ExploreApprenticeship.wa.gov

An interactive web site for students prepared by the Department of Labor & Industries

►    Washington Apprenticeship: www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/

Information about apprenticeship programs and how to become an apprentice from the Department of Labor & Industries

►    Washington Tech Prep: www.techprepwa.org/

Links to Tech Prep consortia around the state

►    Explore Apprenticeship: www.ExploreApprenticeship.wa.gov

An interactive web site for students prepared by the Department of Labor & Industries

►    Washington Tech Prep: www.techprepwa.org/

Links to Tech Prep consortia around the state

►    Skills Centers: www.washingtonskillscenters.org/

Links to regional skills centers around the state

OTHER RESOURCES

Washington State Occupation Explorer: A database operated by the Washington State database features detailed job descriptions and projections through 2018: www.workforceexplorer.com

Department of Labor America’s Career InfoNet:

This database provides national projections for careers: www.careerinfonet.org

What Do You Like?: www.bls.gov/k12

Education Planner: www.educationplanner.org

Mapping your Future: www.mappingyourfuture.org

Career Ship®: www.mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/

Know How 2 Go: www.knowhow2go.org

GEAR UP for middle school: www.gearup.wa.gov/middle-school

First in the Family: www.firstinthefamily.org

Information about employment and training opportunities

The Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s
Where Are You Going? 2010-2012 Guide can be found at:
www.wtb.wa.gov/Documents/2010-2012CareerGuideWebview.pdf