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College and Career Consultants

College and Career Consultants (CCCs) support the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education goal that all students graduate from high school, college and career ready.  They are organized regionally and provide services to nine designated regions of the state.  CCCs operate under the direction of the Office of College and Career Readiness.  A local education agency (LEA) serves as the fiscal agent for each position.

  • Map of Area Career Centers
  • Gender Equity Materials
  • Career Clusters Materials
  • Breaking Traditions Awards
  • Forms for CECs

Vision of Career Education for All Students

All Missouri students will have the knowledge and skills to make successful transitions to postsecondary experiences based on their educational and career goals.


CCCs Mission

To empower school districts to enhance their K-12 instructional process leading all students to a successful post-secondary experience through the development and implementation of a rigorous and relevant personal plan of study.


CCCs Job Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with districts and schools to help them complement their instructional process through the integration of life-long career development concepts that impact all students.

  •  Facilitate the Guidance System of Support.

  • Promote awareness, recruitment, and retention of nontraditional students in career education programs.

  • Support the integration of Missouri Connections into the 6-12 career development process.

Services Provided

K-12 Career Development

  • Professional development on the career development process

  • Career education resources and materials available online

  • Facilitate implementation of a comprehensive career development process

  • Career Awareness – Elementary

  • Career Exploration – Middle School

  • Career Planning and Decision Making – High School

  • Program of Study/Personal Plan of Study/Career &Educational Planning Guide template

  • Development/facilitation

  • Assist middle and high schools in developing a school-wide process for the development,

  • Review and revision of personal plans of study

  • Promote programs and opportunities provided at area career centers

  • Gender Equity

Guidance System of Support

  • Consortium meetings held at area career centers twice each year

  • Additional work sessions and support provided upon request

Awareness, Recruitment and Retention of Nontraditional Students in Career Education Programs

  • Support services to students enrolled in nontraditional programs

  • STEM Equity Pipeline Project

  • Assist in use of data focusing on Perkins funding indicators relative to nontraditional

    participation and completion
  • Breaking Traditions Award competition

 Missouri Connections

  • Support integration/implementation of Missouri Connections into Grades 6 – 12

College and Career Consultants Regional Map

Career Education Coordinator Regions

Region I - Northwest Missouri
Region II - Northeast Missouri
Region III - Greater Kansas City
Region IV - Central Missouri
Region V - East Central Missouri
Region VI - South Central Missouri
Region VII - Southeast Missouri
Region VIII - Southwest Missouri
Region IX - Greater St. Louis

Charlene Piel
Region I - Northwest Missouri
Hillyard Technical Center
3434 Faraon Street
St. Joseph, MO 64506-5100
Ph: (816) 671-4170, ext. 154
Fax: (816) 671-4479
[email protected]

Sheryl Ferguson
Region II - Northeast Missouri
Kirksville Area Technical Center
1103 S. Cottage Grove
Kirksville, MO 63501
Ph: (660) 665-2865
Fax: (660) 626-1477
[email protected]

Lori Mann
Region III - Greater Kansas City
Northland Career Center
1801 Branch St.
Platte City, MO 64079
Ph: (816) 718-0256
Fax: (816) 858-3278
[email protected]

Janet Bagby
Region IV - Central Missouri
Columbia Career Center
4203 S. Providence
Columbia, MO 65202
Ph: (573) 214-3800
Fax: (573) 214-3801
[email protected]

Tanya DeGonia
Region V - East Central Missouri
Mineral Area College
P.O. Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601
Ph: (573) 518-2255
Fax: (573) 518-2163
[email protected]

Michele Charlebois-Didreckson
Region VI - South Central Missouri
Ozark Technical Community College
1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
Ph: (417) 447-6970
Fax: (417) 447-6906
[email protected]

Becki Shrum
Region VII - Southeast Missouri
Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center
3203 Oak Grove Road
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Ph: (573) 785-2248
Fax: (573) 785-4168
[email protected]

Tammy Blaylock
Region VIII - Southwest Missouri
Scott Regional Technology Center
Two David Sippy Drive
Monett, MO 65708
Ph: (417) 235-7022  Ext. 2517
Fax: (417) 235-8270
[email protected]

Michelene Moeller
Region IX - Greater St. Louis
Lewis and Clark Career Center
2400 Zumbehl Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
Ph: (636) 443-4955
Fax: (636) 443-4955
[email protected]






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