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High School Career Coach Program

VCCS High School Career Coaches

Community College employees based in local high schools help high school students define their career aspirations and to recognize community college and other postsecondary programs, including apprenticeships and workforce training, that can help students achieve their educational and financial goals. The fundamental objectives of the VCCS High School Career Coaches Program are to empower students to make informed decisions about their career and educational plans and to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and training.

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Germanna’s High School Career Coaches

Germanna provides 6 high school career coaches for our local area. Career coaches serve as an extension and enhancement to the local high school Counseling Office career resources. Area high schools who have partnered with Germanna for the coach program are:

  • Caroline County High School
  • Culpeper County High School
  • Eastern View High School
  • James Monroe High School – Fredericksburg City
  • Madison County High School
  • Orange County High School
  • Spotsylvania High School

Career Coaches contacts

School Teacher Email
Caroline Co. High School Ms. Lorrie Ann Hummer lhummer@germanna.edu
Culpeper – EVHS Mr. Gary Johnson gjohnson@germanna.edu
Culpeper – CCHS Mr. Gary Johnson gjohnson@germanna.edu
James Monroe High School Ms. Dawn Smith dmsmith@germanna.edu
Madison Co. High School Ms. Jaylyn Stahl jstahl@germanna.edu
Orange Co. High School Ms. Hillary Morris hmorris@germanna.edu
Spotsylvania Co. High School Ms. Cara Ballard cballard@germanna.edu

Career coaching role

Career coaches help high school students to explore interests, values and skills and identify matching potential career pathways. The career coaching process is intended to assist a student in discovering potential goals, building a plan for reaching these goals, and identifying any potential barriers to goal achievement. The coach facilitates informed and educated decision making which aligns the student’s plan with personal values, interests and potential. (p. 3, VCCS Career Coach Handbook, 2011)


Career consulting role

Career consulting occurs once the student and career coach have developed a career plan and mapped out a career pathway. The career coach uses contacts with business, industry and higher education partners to connect the student with resources and opportunities to further explore a career pathway, to gain insight and exposure to experiences which clarify and refine identified goals. A career coach is someone who has “connections” and knows how to access a variety of resources to help answer questions; identify sources of assistance; research topics of interest; and make introductions to business and higher education partners (p. 4, VCCS Career Coach Handbook, 2011).


More information

For more information about our High School Career Coach Program, contact Counseling Services at (540) 423 – 9123 or at counseling@germanna.edu.

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