This guide is designed for schools, educators, and other professionals who assist youth with college and career readiness and transition planning. The Guide was developed in response to feedback from schools indicating a need for curriculum and implementation guidelines to support whole-school buy-in for implementing individualized learning plans (ILPs). A key goal of the guide is to help schools create a bridge between college and career readiness efforts through the use of ILPs to help youth achieve prosperous and productive lives. Youth service professionals in the workforce development system may also find the career development activities and resources in this guide are also be useful.
The Guide features curricula supporting implementation of ILPs, including self-exploration, career exploration, and career planning and management activities. In addition, the Guide includes strategies for gaining whole-school buy-in for implementing ILPs, information on developing and monitoring an ILP implementation plan, and additional resources.