BRIDGE Legislation: Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia’s Economy
Abstract: The picture of educational and career planning in Georgia will change dramatically in the next several years with the passage of new legislation from the Georgia General Assembly in May 2010. House Bill 400 mandates student advisement in grades 6-12. Educational and career planning was mandated in policy by the Georgia State Board of Education and encouraged through multiple sets of standards, tools and resources. The actual process, however, was rarely implemented to the degree that students and their families received the necessary information to make good, informed decisions about course work and future planning.
Keywords: Career Development - Primary and Secondary Education Brief - 21st Century Skills