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2014 Award Application Form

Step 1 of 3 - Enter your information below then click "Continue".

Submission instructions: Do not submit the application until all parts of the application have been completed. As some servers will time out if a page stays open for a long time, it is strongly suggested that you complete the application in Word then copy and paste each section into the appropriate response boxes.

The translation of Word formatting to this online form may cause some unusual characters or formatting to show up in the final transmission. Those types of issues are unavoidable, so that will be taken into account by the judges. Just make sure you use good grammar and correct spelling.

Each of the scored narrative items has a 4,000 character world limit. An additional narrative box is provided (with a 3,000 character limit) that may be used for any additional comments, including using it to say more about one or more of the items where you ran out of space.

For additional information, call Sheila Wilson at (800) 518-1410, ext. 329 or e-mail swilson@cord.org.

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014


You will have a chance to review and edit your input before it is submitted.
(required fields are marked with a red asterisk)

* First Name 
* Last Name 
* Title 
* Institution Name 
* NCPN Membership Number*
(Must be included)
 
* Address 
* City 
* State 
* Zip 
* Phone 
Fax 
* E-mail 
* Employer Partner(s) Company 
* Contact Name 
* Address 
* City 
* State 
* Zip 
* Email
Fax 
Partnership Name  
* Pathway/Program of Study Name  
* Program Start Date  
Program Website 

Select one Career Pathway/program of study in your consortium, partnership, district, or school. The criteria in "Application Scoring" will be used to evaluate your program nomination. You may not be able to address all the criteria listed, so concentrate on what best showcases the excellent parts of your program.

Please provide information that addresses each of the criteria below in a

Program Overview (20 points) 450 word limit

  • Description and goals of the career pathways program
  • Institutions involved (e.g., secondary/postsecondary schools, businesses, community organizations)
  • Summary of career pathway curriculum
  • How, when, and by whom curricula, tasks, and activities were developed and reviewed
  • Time students/teachers spend at worksite and school-site and how worksite learning is coordinated with school-site learning
  • How worksite learning activities contribute to the overall career pathways effort
  • Program innovation/uniqueness


Professional Development and Experience (20 points) 450 word limit

  • List training or experiences for teachers, counselors, administrators, or other education institution staff that have strengthened the program
  • List training or experiences for community and/or employer partners that have strengthened the program
  • Overall effect of training opportunities on the success of the program


Employer Involvement (20 points) 450 word limit

  • How employer partners helped implement and/or maintain the program (indicate monetary or in-kind contributions, etc.)
  • How employer partners are involved with students and/or teachers (e.g., mentors, supervisors, classroom speakers)
  • Objectives of employer partners' involvement with students and/or teachers
  • How worksite experience is evaluated
  • Overview of the benefits of the employer partnership
  • Describe the connection created between learners and employers and how future success will be measured


Career Guidance and Advising (20 points) 450 word limit

  • Describe how learners (including adult learners) are assisted in developing a career and education plan
  • Describe provisions for discovering and matching interests with career exploration and list all assessments and resources being used during advising process
  • Describe tracking and impact of career and education plans


Results (20 points) 450 word limit

  • Provide measurable student improvement indicators (e.g., grades, graduates' job placement, graduates' enrollment in advanced education). Improvement should be evident over the course of time.
  • How employer partners benefit (e.g., production or training cost reduction, expansion of services)
  • Other evidence collected to validate collaboration and other successful outcomes of the pathway


Additional Response (optional) 350 word limit

  • May be used for any additional comments, including using it to say more about one or more of the items where you may have exceeded space limitations.


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