Over time, schools, nonprofit organizations, intermediate school districts and others have begun to hire or reassign staff around the specific topic of career and college readiness. MCAN is committed to supporting all individuals whose job responsibilities are focused on assisting students in postsecondary education planning. In order to ensure that individuals are provided with dedicated training and a support network, MCAN is launching the Career and College Readiness Specialist Professional Learning Community (PLC).
MCAN seeks to partner with career and college advising professionals in communities throughout the state to ensure that all individuals providing dedicated career and college readiness support to students are trained, with the ultimate goal of increasing college readiness and enrollment. In order to formalize the partnership, MCAN will provide PLC members access to the National College Attainment Network’s Access Advisor Certified Badge training in addition to hosting professional development convenings and an online listserv.
Professional Learning Community Online Training Units
The Access Advisor NCAN Certified badge is available to those who demonstrate mastery in college access advising. To earn the NCAN Access Advisor Certified badge, participants must complete the following units:
To learn more about certification and the course units, visit NCAN's E-Learning for College Access & Success web page.
Member Agrees to:
MCAN Agrees to:
MCAN has a limited number of seats available annually for those interested in participating in the Career and College Readiness Specialist Professional Learning Community. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with particular prioritization for professional serving communities with the following:
How to Join
If you fit these parameters and are interested in joining the Career and College Readiness Specialist Professional Learning Community, please contact Jamie Jacobs, deputy director.