School Counselors

Welcome Guidance Counselors!

We hope to use these pages to keep you informed of events and activities that will benefit you and your students. Please contact Courtney if there is anything that you would like to see added to this page and we will try to accommodate your request.

Student Services Symposiums- Please join us!

The student services symposium is designed to give guidance counselors (grades 6-12) an opportunity to network, gain valuable information from local educational partners, and to provide counselors with professional development opportunities. CPDU's will be given to participants who meet Symposium guidelines. There is a $10-$12 fee to attend, which includes lunch. Payment must be made in advance of the session and checks are to be made payable to EIEFES. Contact our office with questions and to register!

Plan Your Future Flyer

Use this handout to help students when looking at career options. Click here.

Transitional Math

Please see the state's website for development of Transitional Math Programs at your school, www.iltransitionalmath.org . Bambi Jones is our partner in the Lake Land College Math Department who can help your schools. She can be reached at 217-234-5423 or bjones@lakelandcollege.edu

Lake Land College Dual Credit

Website: https://www.lakelandcollege.edu/dual-credit/

Director of Dual Credit is Tessa Wiles. 217-234-5044 or dcp@lakelandcollege.edu

8th Grade Early Notification of CTE Programs

Each year, our office is required to make sure that all of our schools (public and private) share information about Career and Tech Ed classes with all 8th grade students and their parents prior to registering for high school classes. We have developed a CTE Fact sheet and CTE letter that may be edited and copied as needed by each district. After the information has been shared with students, the schools must notify our office on when and how it was distributed.

Student Career Search Resources

These sites provide valuable information on the top jobs, skills needed, emerging technology and colleges available to help reach your career goals. Our office currently provides access to Career Cruising for all of our member districts for students grades 6-12. Contact our office for more information.

Career Cruising- www.careercrusing.com

IL Career Information Network- https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/lmi/Pages/Career_Information.aspx

Express Employment Services free resources with handouts and videos: https://expresspros.com/jobgenius/

Career OneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor amd provides information on career titles, descriptions, skills, salaries and videos. www.careeronestop.org/

IL Postsecondary Profiles Data System

Use the IL Postsecondary Profiles Program to:

  • Examine college opportunities using the latest data publicly available.

  • Explore the data by occupation/major interest area

  • Investigate the experiences of different groups of people in pursuit of their dreams! (Coming Soon!)

https://illinoispostsecondaryprofiles.com/Home/Index

Professional Development Resources for Counselors

ASCA www.schoolcounselor.org - They are sharing information/resources a PDF is attached to this message with a somewhat simplified list. ASCA also has a library of lessons and tools for sharing.

ISCA www.ilschoolcounselor.org - ISCA Webinar Roundtable Support Slides - https://bit.ly/2WXn2wF

Graduation Requirements

ISBE has updated the link for the new Graduation Requirements Crosswalk - you can find it HERE.

CEFS WIOA Youth Program for individuals ages 16-24 - provides various supports for low income students to get a GED, earn a credential, seek job coaching, provide employment resources and so much more. Check out their flyer HERE.