Career Coach

Lynne Comeens
Alabama Career Coach Initiative

Responsibilities:

  • Assist students and parents in making educated and informed career decisions
  • Encourage and advise students to pursue the process for college and career readiness and success
  • Providing insight on current job market trends and training needs for future employees
  • Providing a chance for students to interact with an expert in their career field 
  • Providing financial support for projects, events, and scholarships
  • Attending career expos

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Employability Skills and Work Ethics - In an effort to bridge the skill gap between our students' skills and the skills the workforce needs, Career Coaches work closely with business and industry to ensure students understand the importance of good work ethics and employability skills. 

  • Mock-interview events
  • Writing resumes/Job applicantions
  • Skills Seminars/Guest Speakers
  • College Campus Tours
  • Industry Tours
  • Financial Planning - FAFSA, Military, College Applications, High School Credentials, CTE Summer Scholarships

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About WorkKeys

WorkKeys® is a skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a quality workforce. The assessments measure foundational and soft skills.

WorkKeys assessments measure skills that employers feel are essential to success in the workplace. Students, job seekers, and seasoned professionals can use WorkKeys to learn more about their strengths and weaknesses and gain a valid way to demonstrate their abilities to employers. Educators and employers can use it to help take the guesswork out of determining student, applicant, and employee qualifications. 

Each WorkKeys assessment offers varying levels of difficulty. The levels build on each other, incorporating the skills assessed at the previous levels. For example, at Level 5, individuals need the skills from Levels 3, 4, and 5. The complexity can also increase as the quantity and/or density of the information increases.

Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information can lead to earning the National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC®), a portable credential earned by more than 3 million people across the United States.

VISION

  • To help people discover and achieve what they want to be.

MISSION

  • To be the global authority in career guidance and education by providing evidence-based and proven tools to navigate life’s journey.

GOALS

  • Guide students and parents through successful eighth-grade and post-high school transitions.
  • Increase retention and graduation rates.
  • Provide career planning, guidance, and development resources to last a lifetime.