(A) Career development programs are planned programs that provide career development leadership services and resources for kindergarten through twelfth grade educators and students. These services and resources support information and developmentally appropriate experiences to prepare students to make education and career decisions during high school and beyond.
(B) Career development program activities incorporate academic concepts through instruction. These activities increase academic achievement by emphasizing the relevance of school coursework to skills needed in the workforce, and involve community, business and industry partners through experience-based career activities for students and educators such as externships, mentoring and job shadowing. Career development services and resources shall include but are not limited to:
(1) Career awareness activities at the elementary level.
(2) Career exploration activities at the middle grade level. Activities shall enable students to develop a personalized learning plan using the following:
(a) The individual academic career plan (IACP) housed within the Ohio career information system (www.ocis.org); or
(b) A career planning system provider that outlines high school coursework related to potential career goals; or
(c) A paper version that outlines high school coursework related to potential career goals.
(3) Career planning and a continuation of career assessment activities at the high school level. Career planning shall include a revision of the personalized learning plan, utilizing the IACP, or other option listed in paragraph (B)(2) of this rule.