Degrees and Certifications:
Associates: Computer Programming & Business Administration Bachelor's: Business Information & Technology Education Master's: School Counseling
Mrs. Lori Prescott
I am the Career Development Coordinator at New Bern High School. Originally from Bath, NC, I graduated from Bath High School. After graduation, I attended Pitt Community College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Business Administration and Computer Programming. After 19 years working as the Client Accounting Coordinator for a large law firm and Office Administrator of a small law firm, I started working as Purchasing Agent for Craven County Schools. All the while my dream job was to be a teacher. I loved working with students, I completed my Business Information & Technology Education degree at East Carolina University. I continued my education by receiving my Master's Degree in School Counseling. When an opening became available to teach business at a middle school, I interviewed and was thrilled to accept the position. I loved teaching students about the business world and the vast opportunities available for their future. Later, the opportunity for the Career Development Coordinator became available at New Bern High School. I now use my skills as a supervisor, teacher, and counselor to help students prepare for their future through Internships, Job Fairs, Guest Speakers, and Self Assessments.
WHAT IS A CDC?
A Career Development Coordinator (CDC) works collaboratively with administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, business/industry, postsecondary institutions, military, community organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure the delivery of career development services for students.
WHAT DOES A CDC DO?
Whether in one-on-one counseling with a student needing help with creating a resume and sharpening interview skills or putting together a career fair, the CDC works both publically and behind the scenes to help students secure a bright future after high school through employment, enlistment or further education or training.
HERE ARE A FEW WAYS A CDC WILL BE INVOLVED WITH YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE:
- Administer self-assessments to help define interest, determine skill sets, and set a career goal
- Resume and cover letter creation
- Help develop 4 year educational/career plans
- Career Fair
- Job/College Interview coaching
- Determine WorkKeys examinees which enables students to obtain Career Readiness Certificate
- Student Internships
- Job Shadowing
- CTE field trips
- Guest speakers/industry reps
- Supports Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)