Navigating Pathways to Opportunity prepares advisors, coaches, and college and career navigators to provide the comprehensive supports students need to successfully transition to career pathways, integrated education and training, and postsecondary education. In this facilitated online course, you will learn strategies for identifying and engaging your adult learners’ aspirations, addressing barriers, and building a comprehensive network of support to promote persistence. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Advisors who assist HSE, intermediate and advanced ESOL, or transition to college students who are planning the next steps in their education and career pathway
  • Advisors in MassSTEP or other career pathway programs

In this facilitated online course, you will identify the key components of college and career navigation and explore the skills, resources, and partnerships needed to be an effective navigator. 

This facilitated online course runs for six weeks. The assignments will require approximately three to four hours per week. 

While the online format allows you to work on weekly course assignments at your convenience, it is important to note that successful course completion entails completing weekly assignments by a set deadline. You will receive a schedule of weekly course assignments once you are enrolled.

To earn a certificate of completion, you must score 80% or above on the assignments. The course instructor will assess your work based on whether and to what extent you have completed the required assignments and postings.

Note: you will receive an email from Ruzica Banovic a week before the course start date with instructions on how to access the course.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the types of campus and community organizations to engage in supporting your students’ college and career readiness
  • Implement a student intake interview protocol
  • Describe the educational requirements, wage and labor information, and occupational profile for a career pathway
  • Evaluate and select a variety of career planning resources
  • Plan a set of navigator activities and identify resources, partners, and goals associated with each
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

As a prerequisite to this facilitated online course, you must complete the three-hour self-paced course Finding True North: The Role of the Navigator, before Navigating Pathways to Opportunity begins on January 23rd, 2023. Finding True North will be opened on January 3rd, 2023. Registering for this Navigating Pathways to Opportunity will automatically enroll you in Finding True North. Look for a confirmation email from Ruzica Banovic with login instructions.

01/23/2023 - 9:00 am
End Date

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Career Pathways
Topic Area
Career Pathways
Education and Career Planning
ESOL/English Learners
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
Transitions to College
Workforce Development
PDP Eligible