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Training

In-Person Training Topics

In-person trainings are subject to staff and resource availability. All training session sites must have internet access. In the Treasure Valley, trainings can be held at the requestor’s location or at the Idaho Department of Labor computer lab. All in-person topics are approximately 2.5 hours in length.


CIS Junior Basics

Audience: Elementary, middle and junior high school teachers, curriculum administrators and staff using CIS Junior at their school.

 

CIS Junior is the online tool for elementary, middle and junior high schools to use in building a curriculum for students’ fundamental career development.  Use CIS Junior to introduce career and self-exploration in a way that is developmentally appropriate for the learner. CIS Junior is designed to help students learn more about:

 

  • What they are good at and what they like to do
  • Qualities for success
  • Their accomplishments
  • How to make decisions and learn new skills
  • Why people work
  • Teamwork, employability skills, volunteering and careers
  • Making the transition to high school and postsecondary education and training

You will become familiar with CIS components—student self-exploration, assessments, newly expanded occupations and more.  You will learn best practices for using the CIS Junior Portfolios, integrating the Junior Career Plan, incorporating the updated lesson plans and using support resources for teachers, students and parents.  You will learn the basic fundamentals of managing your students’ portfolios using the newly redesigned CIS administration tools.

CIS High School Basics

Audience: High school teachers, curriculum administrators and staff using CIS at their school.

 

Use CIS to introduce career and self-exploration in a way that is developmentally appropriate for the learner. CIS is designed to help students learn more about:

  • What they are good at
  • What they like to do
  • Qualities for success
  • Their accomplishments
  • How to make decisions and learn new skills
  • Why people work
  • Team work, employability skills, volunteering and careers
  • Making the transition from high school to postsecondary education and training.

You will become familiar with CIS components—student self-exploration, assessments, occupations, programs of study and more. You will learn best practices for:

  • Using the CIS Portfolios
  • Integrating my career plan and the updated lesson plans
  • Using support resources for teachers, students and parents
  • Managing your students’ portfolios using the newly redesigned CIS administration tools

CIS Adult Basics

Audience: Agency staff who works with adults.

 

CIS is the tool for building fundamental career development skills with clients. Become familiar with using CIS as a tool to introduce career and self-exploration in a way that is individually tailored for your clients.

  • Become familiar with CIS components—career plans, assessments, occupations, education, job search, job success and more. 
  • Learn best practices for having your clients develop their CIS Portfolios for immediate and life-long career planning.
  • Leave this information-packed session equipped with best practices and practical resources to get adults engaged in career exploration.

CIS Advanced

Audience: Middle and high school teachers, curriculum administrators and staff who have experience using CIS at their school.

 

Get connected with this hands-on opportunity to learn advanced features of CIS. The new CIS Portfolio Administration site has been completely redesigned, and you will see how user-friendly it is to learn the many available tasks. If you have been to a Portfolio Administration session before, this will still be a great introduction to all the changes as well as a review.

 

  • Become a “master” at managing and customizing CIS for your students
  • Create portfolio groups and run advanced usage reports
  • Build your school’s CIS team with staff accounts
  • Learn about CIS curriculum: lesson plans, worksheets and PowerPoints
  • Get an introduction to My Course Plan to streamline creation of individual education plans for current students and adults returning to school or training
  • Use CIS Application Tracker
  • Familiarize yourself with CIS Portfolio Checklists for grades 7 through 12 and learn how to create your own

This workshop will help you build your school’s CIS team with staff and administration accounts. 

 

 

Assessments and Sorts & Practice Tests

Audience: Middle and high school teachers and counselors, curriculum administrators and staff and college and agency staff who work with adults.

 

Everything you ever wanted to know about career assessment tools but didn’t have the time to learn. Whether you work with adults or youth, formal career assessments can be effective instruments to draw connections between personal attributes and the world of work. This session covers the benefits of CIS assessments and sorts and how to assist individuals with creating a more focused list of occupations to consider.

 

Learn:

  • To set the stage for formal career assessments
  • To administer SKILLS, Career Cluster Inventory and Work Importance Locator assessments
  • To interpret and explore individual assessment results.
  • To use the Combined Assessment Report to draw connections between occupations of interest
  • To administer the CIS optional assessments, Dependable Strengths and IDEAs and become familiar with CIS practice test packages including ACT, SAT, GED and Civil Service, which can increase your students and clients’ test-taking abilities and build their confidence

A Career Plan for Everyone

Audience: Middle and high school teachers and counselors, curriculum administrators and staff and college and agency staff who work with adults.

 

Are you anxious to build a career development curriculum or program for your school or agency? The career plans for students and adults organize all activities, worksheets and reflection prompts in this structure: Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There? Activities are listed in a logical sequence to ease individual or workshop implementation.  This session covers developmental stages by using the plans and worksheets and saving information to clients’ and students’ CIS portfolios. 

 

Use the CIS Career Plan to motivate students and clients to:

  • Become engaged and take control of their own lives by developing skills needed for a lifetime of career self-management
  • Instill hope, realism and life-planning skills that will guide and inspire your students and clients.

       

Request Training

Custom in-person or distance training sessions on topics of your choice can be arranged upon request.


Contact CIS for more information or to request training services,

Phone: (208) 334-3705

Toll Free: (800) 935-4247

Email: Idahocis@labor.idaho.gov

       
       

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