Support for Post-Secondary Transitions

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Postsecondary Transitions

At a Glance

Lebanon County Career and Technology Center offers a variety of programs to help students learn about and explore post-secondary opportunities.


Administrators, teachers, and counselors at Lebanon County Career and Technology Center provide innovative supports that increase students’ college and career awareness. Their goal is to help students make a successful transition from high school to their future career or education.

Origin / Implementation

The following programs are available to students from every program area:


  • The school hosts a mini post-secondary fair and financial aid presentations by a Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) representative to parents and students during the annual parent night at the end of September/beginning of October.
  • All seniors attend a presentation on post-secondary planning that includes financial aid and Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) information in October. The school counselor with the help of PHEAA gives this presentation.


  • The school counselor and a representative from PHEAA  hold a financial aid workshop in February for parents and students. This is an opportunity for parents and students to file their financial aid application with support.


  • The school counselor, along with a PHEAA representative, provides a smart borrowing for post-Secondary education presentation to all juniors in April.


  • Various post-secondary institutions provide presentations to juniors and seniors beginning in September through March.
  • Military recruiters set up a lunch display to speak to students during their lunch period throughout the school year.
  • The school Job Trainer and instructors set up post-secondary field trips to tour the campus.
  • All students have access to the school to work opportunities such as job shadowing, paid and unpaid internships, cooperative education, and clinical experiences.
  • The school advertises scholarship opportunities for students on the school’s website, in the counseling office, as well as through emails that instructors announce to their students.
  • The school counselor provides individual post-secondary planning to all students by appointment.
  • All annual IEP meetings discuss post-secondary in the transition section of the IEP. A school representative attends these meetings.


Lebanon County Career and Technology Center
Kelly Flowers, School Counselor

Karen Gulotta, Special Populations Coordinator