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Counseling (Guidance) System of Support Overview

Counseling System Of Support

The Missouri Counseling System of Support (CSOS) is a collaborative state-wide initiative designed to support school counselors in fully implementing a School Counseling Program that is effective, sustainable, accountable and meets MSIP5 School Counseling Standards.

Developed with the cooperation of the School Counseling Section of The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), College and Career Consultants (CCCs), Missouri School Counselor Association (MSCA), and counselor educators, this system is designed to provide quality professional development addressing current and relevant topics along with technical assistance.

Annual fall and Spring workshops for all Missouri K-12 school counselors are held at area career centers to create a collaborative state-wide system for learning and growth. All meetings follow the same agenda, are facilitated by a College and Career Consultant (CCC) and are designed to enhance school counselor knowledge, skills and practice.


Review  the following workshop description, scroll to your region, locate the desired meeting date and location, scroll down to the registration link for that region, click and follow instructions.


Fall 2016 Counseling System of Support Workshop

"A Bridge to College & Career Readiness"

K-12 Career Development


Overview:  Preparing college and career ready students is a K-12 challenge that continues to draw attention from both educators and employers.  Issues that consistently negatively impact performance include lack of student; motivation and/or engagement, employability skills, and understanding of the connection between education and the world of work.   

The majority of the time will be devoted to experiencing the world of work through employer panels and/or tours of local career centers or business/industry. Information and insights will be relevant to all K-12 counselors as the Individual Student Planning process defines the learning and experiences students need to develop "career maturity" over time, including life and career competencies and employability skills.  Making the connection between school and work is a critical goal that benefits educators, employers and ultimately students. This professional development experience will position school counselors to provide leadership in this process.

All K-12 school counselors will benefit as elementary awareness, middle school exploration, and high school planning and decision making are addressed.

Outcomes: As a result of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Gain insights from employers that will benefit student understanding and decisions
  • Use new learning to better support career awareness and development through the K-12 Individual Student Planning Process
  • Develop specific talking points and action plans for their program and school

Targeted Audience: K-12 school counselors and counselor educators

Support: Contact your regional College and Career Consultants or Chrissy Bashore at [email protected] or 573-751-6875

Link to registration and program information is located at the bottom of each region list.

Contact your College and Career Consultant for regional information.

Date/Time Location
Region 1 - Northwest  
March 7, Monday
9:00 – 11:30 am
Registration begins at 8:45 am
Chillicothe/Carrollton Area Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Meeting Room (use main entrance)
201 West Business 36, Chillicothe, MO
March 8,  Tuesday
9:00 – 11:30 am
Registration begins at 8:45 am
Savannah/St. Joseph Area United Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Community Room (use east side entrance)
401 North Hwy 71, Savannah, MO 
March 10,  Thursday
9:00 – 11:30 am
Registration begins at 8:45 am
Maryville Area United Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Community Room (use main entrance)
30208 US Hwy 136, Maryville, MO  
March 30,  Wednesday
10:00 – 11:30 am
Registration begins at 9:45 am
Bethany Area Conference Room (2nd Level)
Pettijohn Auto Center
1301 South 25th Street, Bethany, MO
Registration Link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Reg1Sp16
Region 2 - Northeast  
March 2,  Wednesday
9:00 am ­- 12:00 pm 
Linn County Area Career & Technical Center, 
Brookfield Industry site visits
March 3, Thursday
9:00 am -12:00 pm
Hannibal Career and Technical Center
Hannibal Industry site visits
March 15,  Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Advanced Technology Center, 2900 Doreli Ln, Mexico
March 17, Thursday
9:00 am ­- 12:00 pm
Macon Area Career & Technical Center
Macon Industry site visits
April 1, Friday
9:00 am -12:00 pm
Pike-Lincoln Technical Center, 342 VoTech Road, Eolia Industry site visits
April 22, Friday
9:00 am ­- 12:00 pm 
Kirksville Area Technical Center
Kirksville Industry site visits
April 29, Friday
9:00 am ­- 12:00 pm 
Moberly Area Community College Career Center, Moberly
May 3,  Tuesday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hubbell Power Systems Inc., 210 N. Allen St, Centralia
May 4, Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Troy School District (only) arranged PD - Industry site visits
Registration Link https://goo.gl/A5rntX
Region 3 - Greater Kansas City  
September 30, Friday
8:00 - 12:00pm

Tyson Chicken Plant
19571 Whitfield Rd., Sedalia, MO

October 5, Wednesday
8:00 - 11:00am
Herndon Career Center
11500 E. State Route 250, Raytown MO
October 13, Thursday
8:00 - 11:30am  
Cass Regional Medical Center
2800 Rock Haven Rd., Harrisonville, MO
October 14, Friday
9:30 - 2:30pm
Northland Career Center
1801 Branch, Platte City, MO 
October 25, Tuesday
8:00 - 12:00pm
Lex La-Ray Technical Center
2323 High School Drive, Lexington, MO
October 26, Wednesday
8:00 - 2:30pm
Excelsior Springs Area Career Center
614 Lynn Rd., Excelsior Springs, MO 
November 1, Tuesday
8:00 - 11:00am 
Career & Technology Center
2101 N. Twyman Rd., Independence, MO 
November 9, Wednesday
2:30 - 3:45pm; Post-Secondary Panel  
Manual Career Technical Center
1215 Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO 
February 8, Wednesday
2:30 - 3:45pm; Business and Industry Panel
Manual Career Technical Center
1215 Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO 
Information and Registration Link https://goo.gl/forms/7hhXrpabr2Nb9Tap2
Region 4 - Central  
March 7, Monday
9 am -12 pm
Lake Career and Technical Center
269 Dare Blvd, Camdenton, MO
Will include business and industry visits
March 10, Thursday
9 am-12 pm
Saline County Career Center
Marshall, MO
Employer Panel
March 15, Tuesday
12 pm -3 pm
Advanced Technology Center
2900 Doreli Ln
Mexico, MO
March 16, Wednesday
12 pm – 2 pm
State Fair Career Center
State Fair-Heckert Bldg. Thompson A,  Sedalia, MO
Employer Panel
April 8, Friday
8:15 am – 3:00 pm
Jefferson City
Start tour at ABB Industry 500 West Highway 94 Jefferson City & then tour Unilever Industry
Transportation is supplied between site visits
May 3, Tuesday
9 am- 12 pm
Hubbell Power Systems Inc.
210 N. Allen St, Centralia
Industry Site Visit
May 5, Thursday
12 pm -3 pm
Rolla Technical Institute
Rolla, MO
Industry Site Visits
Registration Link http://www.goo.gl/E1nYTC
Region 5 - East Central  
March 9, Wednesday
Cape Career & Technology Center, Cape Girardeau-Multipurpose Room.
Region V & VII combined.    Followed by Spring SEMOSCA Meeting and Luncheon
March 18, Friday
Mineral Area College, Park Hills, NCC-North College Center
March 28, Monday
8:30 to 12:00
Jefferson College, Hillsboro, Viking Room
March 30, Wednesday
Four Rivers Career Center, Washington, Health Classroom
Registration Link https://goo.gl/ZOBTsg
Region 6 - South Central  
February 17, Wednesday
Ozark Mountain Technical Center, Mountain Grove
Room: The HS Media Center
March 9,  Wednesday
8:30 – 12:00 pm
Waynesville Career Center, Meeting Room
Combined Meeting with Waynesville and Lebanon areas
April 11, Friday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dallas County Technical Center, Conference Room
February 19, Friday
8:15 – 12:00 pm
Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield
Room:  Information Commons West 108 B & C
Registration Link http://goo.gl/forms/L293mA3RXC
Region 7 - Southeast  
February 25, Thursday
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Briggs & Statton Corp.,  Hwy 142,  Poplar Bluff      Lunch provided
March 9, Wednesday
8:00-10:30 p.m.
Cape Career & Technology Center, Cape Girardeau. Region V & VII combined. Followed by Spring SEMOSCA Meeting and Luncheon
April 1, Friday
8:00-12:00 p.m.
South Central Career Center, Thornburgh Campus, Room 202, West Plains
Registration Link https://goo.gl/9aKSFN
Region 8 - Southwest  
February 17, Wednesday
9:00 – 12:00
Clinton Technical Center
February 25, Thursday
9:00 – 12:00
Scott Regional Technology Center
Amphitheater – Employer Panel
PlayPower Industry Tour
March 1, Tuesday
9:00 – 10:30
11:00 – 12:00
Crowder Technical Center
Mercy Hospital Tour
XPO Tour
March 8, Tuesday
8:30 – 9:30
10:00 – 11:15
Nevada Regional Technical Center
Bowman Campus -Employer Panel and Lunch
3M Tour
March 9, Wednesday
9:00 – 10:30
11:00 – 12:00
Carthage Technical Center/FTC Joplin
Freeman Hospital Program
Modine Manufacturing Tour
Registration Link http://goo.gl/forms/Ky8JKVIhYp
Region 9 - Greater St. Louis  
February 19, Friday
8 AM to 3 PM
St. Louis Graduates Professional Development Institute: Connecting Students to Career Pathways
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36    2319 Chouteau Ave   St. Louis 63103
Registration Link http://www.stlouisgraduates.org/educators-professionals/professional-development-institute/connecting-students-career-pathways



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