ICAP CONNECTIONS AND GRADE LEVEL
WORK-BASED LEARNING RECOMMENDATIONS
Iowa Intermediary Network coordinators assist schools with ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) components by connecting students with opportunities. Our intermediaries utilize Future Ready Iowa’s Career Coach for student self-assessment. They also assist students with career exploration components. Many of these experiences are completed virtually through career exploration videos or connecting students to local employers through Zoom or Google Meets.
Your regional coordinators have assembled a collection of resources with suggestions for high-quality existing programs. You should connect with your Iowa Intermediary Network Regional Coordinator to determine specific applications for your district.
Prepares students for successful completion of core curriculum pursuant to 281—Chapter 12 by graduation from high school.
Identifies students’ post-secondary education and career options and goals.
Identifies 9 through 12 coursework needed to support students’ post-secondary education and career options and goals.
Prepares students’ to successfully complete, prior to graduation and in a planned timeline, the essential components 281—49.4(279)
ICAP Essential Components:
Students shall engage in developmentally appropriate inventories and assessments that promote self-understanding, the connection to work, and engage in meaningful reflective activities about the results.
Assessments Inventories Reflections
Students shall research careers based on self-understanding results and engage in meaningful reflection about the findings.
State & National Wage Earning Employment Outlook
Career Exploration Experiences
Students shall engage in activities that reveal connections among school-based instruction, career clusters, and the world of work and engage in meaningful reflection.
WBL RELATED EXPERIENCES (face-to-face or virtual) :
Worksite Exploratory Events, Career Immersion Experiences, Career Days, Career Fairs, Internships, Pre-Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships
Students shall engage in activities to explore relevant postsecondary education and training options related to career interests and engage in meaningful reflection on the exploration experience.
Career and Postsecondary Decision
Students shall complete relevant activities to meet their postsecondary goals consistent with the plan and stated postsecondary intention and engage in meaningful reflection on the exploration experience.