College & Career Transition Counselor
The College and Career Transition Counselor (CCTC) Partnership creates counselor positions to work directly through community colleges and partner high schools across Iowa. College and Career Transition Counselors create targeted connections with students and families during crucial periods of high school, such as college preparation, transition to enrollment, and persistence through their postsecondary program. Through the competitive application process, the CCTC Partnership steering committee awarded small grants across the state to community colleges that partner with school districts in their service area. Each partnership will hire a CCTC whose main focus will be to work with students in grades 11 and 12 and as the first-year advisor at the community college for students from the partner school districts.
This partnership really helps demystify all things college so the students know what they are doing so they will persist, regardless of what institution they attend after they graduate.
In short, the purpose of career counseling is to help students transition through senior year to employment, a postsecondary institution, or the military. The CCTC works with students from partner postsecondary schools in their first year, whichever track they plan to take.