The Career Development Coordinators' (CDC) role is to support Career and Technical Education (CTE) and to coordinate career development services for students participating in CTE. The CDC works collaboratively with administrators, student services personnel, and teachers to ensure the delivery of career development services. CDCs facilitate linkages with parents, business/industry, post-secondary institutions, and community organizations to support students’ transition to post-secondary education and employment. The CDC responsibilities incorporate the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, National Career Development Guidelines, the National Model for School Counseling Programs and Future-Ready Students For the 21st Century.

Types of Work-Based Learning Opportunities:
~Job Shadowing
~Internships 
~Apprenticeships
(Apprenticeship Catawba)
~Part-time Jobs
~Summer Camps and Programming

Career Development Resource Tool - HPS purchased the software tool, Major Clarity, as a resource in helping all students grades 6 - 12 prepare for life after high school.  This valuable resource allows students and parents to explore self, interests, postsecondary training, and careers.  Click on this link to sign in to Major Clarity today!  Students only need to enter their email address, then click "Continue with Google" to get started or continue working on future plans.


For more information, please contact the HHS Career Development Coordinator
Jeanne M. Turner-Simms
828-322-5860 ext. 1252
turnerje@hickoryschools.net

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