WVBE Policy 2510 [PDF [Word] (Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations For Education Programs) specifies that by July 1, 2021, counties will implement a comprehensive career exploration experience for middle school students, in accordance with W. Va. Code §18-9D-19a. This experience may include, but is not limited to CTE foundational courses, stand-alone county-developed career exploration courses, stand-alone county-created career mini-courses, field trips, guest speakers, and career mentors.
Career exploration of the 16 career clusters is to be integrated into the middle school content for grades 6 – 8, or taught as stand-alone career exploration courses in each grade. More information on the specific information to be covered in career exploration can be found within the Middle School Programming section of Policy 2510. Information and resources are provided on this site to support counties in the development of their comprehensive career exploration experience. For more information on the middle school programming required in policy 2510, please contact Lauren Laundry, the Teaching and Learning Policy 2510 contact at email@example.com. Career programming is also covered in Policy 2520.19 (West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Dispositions and Standards for Student Success for Grades K-12). For more assistance with the Student Success Standards, please contact Lauren Laundry, firstname.lastname@example.org.