Northern Virginia Community College Career Coach, Louise B. Robinson, has written a handbook Career Coaching for Parents: How to Help Your Teen Discover and Research Potential Career Pathways. Ms. Robinson did extensive research prior to writing the book, and includes excerpts from the VCCS Career Coaches Handbook. NVCC has printed the book, which is available upon request to VCCS career coaches.
In addition to producing a parent guide to career coaching, Louise has developed a two-hour workshop for parents interested in learning more about how to assist their teens in career and college searches, decision making, and action planning. Her Parent-Teen workshops have been sponsored by Loudoun and Fairfax County School Divisions, and by the Mentoring Partnership of Alexandria (an organization that trains mentors to work with young adults who are referred by the court system). Ms. Robinson has also been invited to present her material at a parent workshop on career exploration and college planning to be held May 3 at the Arlington Career Center. Can an appearance on the Today Show be far behind?
Finally, in a highly creative internal partnership with NVCC’s Workforce Development Services, Louise is teaching three sections of a Parent-Teen workshop in non-credit weekend classes open to the public.
Congratulations to Louise and her support team at NVCC! The VCCS looks forward to offering the Parent-Teen workshop model to coaches at the 2008 Career Coaches Academy.
Posted by Heather Millar