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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Career Guide ONLINE Certificate

2023 Career Guide Online Course Dates:

Click here for the course outline

Upcoming sessions - Registration is open/click on the date to register

Spring 2023 Session: Feb. 13 - April 14 - Click here to register

Summer 2023 Session: May 1 - June 23 - Click here to register

Fall 2023 Session: Sept. 25 - Nov. 17  - Click here to register 

    Career Guide Flyer (click here)

    Ohio’s required Career Advising Policy states that every student in grades 6-12 should receive career counseling. A barrier to implementing this policy is that most educators have not had any training in providing career advising.

    An online 8-week course with one face-to-face meeting (required) has been designed for administrators, counselors and teachers to learn more about Ohio’s Career Advising Policy, career counseling, career development, and available resources to meet the policy requirements.

    In the course participants will learn how to guide students in considering all of their career options along with the training and education needed. An opportunity to network with other educators throughout the state is also an invaluable component of the course.  

    Key objectives:

    •          A focus on Ohio-specific career resources and information
    •          Meet current legislation – Career Advising
    •          Expose participants to businesses and local career-technical programs and campuses
    •          Drive educators to state resources – Ohio Means Jobs K-12 & Career Connections
    •          Provide a forum for discussion and emphasis on career counseling best practices

    Course Information:

    •          8-week asynchronous course all online, except for one in-person visit required to a local Career Technical Center
    •          Cost: $399 (OACTE member); $469 (non-member); + the cost of the course book (~$15)


    Click here for the course outline


       “I enjoyed the course. It has definitely caused a mindset shift for me on how to talk with students about creating an appropriate career plan.

      ” M. Tilow, High School counselor

      " I wanted to take a moment to thank you for leading such a useful course. Often PD & educational courses are geared more towards teachers or administrators, not counselors. It was exciting to take a course that is applicable to my profession! I am looking forward to implementing the ideas & concepts I have learned in the course." E. Green, Middle School counselor

      Course Facilitator/Developer

      Megan Reed

      This course was designed with the goal of providing educators with information and resources to effectively guide students’ career opportunities. 

      Megan Reed, the instructor, is an experienced FCS teacher (in-class and online developer/educator), Curriculum Specialist, Workforce Strategist, and now a regional Coordinator for SW Ohio Tech Prep serving local career tech centers and Miami University Regionals. Her experience has allowed her to explore career myths and truths to help students find success in the current labor market. She has found the information enlightening and looks for opportunities to share with fellow educators.

      Megan is interested in helping others learn about career advising and identifying opportunities to help students obtain career maturity. Megan was educated at Miami University, Ohio (bachelor’s degree) and Nova Southeastern University (master’s degree). Outside of work Megan has strong commitments to her family (husband and four kids), her God, her health…and desserts!

      Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

      38 Commerce Park Dr. Suite D, Westerville, Ohio
      (614) 890-ACTE (2283)
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