Career Coaching

Offering Career and Academic Guidance to Students


Career Coaches support students with their goals and help them discover a career path.

Melanie Allen, DSD CTE Transition Specialist

              It's really important to know our students so we can help them see what they can do.                                 Often it is one-step at a time.

Midori Clough, 504/Equity & OCR Compliance Officer


Job Description for Career Coaches

Career Guidance 

  • Using career exploration tools like YouScience
  • Career Pathways, Concurrent Enrollment, Work-Based Learning 
  • Encouraging self-advocacy and appropriate communication with teachers
  • Providing connections to partnerships and community support

Academic Skills

  • Supporting students as they use myDSD, Summit, and Canvas
  • Helping students understand, break down and prioritize assignments
  • Demonstrating effective study skills and test-taking strategies
  • Assisting students to balance school and other responsibilities 

Career coaches can contact a Career Coach Trainer anytime with questions. 


Services Available Before Graduating High School

There are many resources outside of your Junior High or High School. In fact students who connect with some of the following pre and post high resources are more likely to get well paying jobs in the future. Your support and knowledge of the following resources will help provide students with the tools they need to face the future. 

WSU Disability Services

Disability Services can help students with disabilities identify cooperative education opportunities. These placements are closely coordinated with appropriate academic departments on campus enabling students to receive college credit for work performed. Our office also works with various external agencies to locate potential work experience and opportunities for our students.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation counselors in Centerville provide eligible IEP and 504 students as they transition from school to adult life. 

About Voc Rehab pdf 

Youth Transition Services pdf

Pre Employment Services pdf 

Job Readiness Workshop pdf 

Voc Rehab Liaison List form DSD School pdf

How to Apply

Student Transition Web Page

Workforce Services Release Form PDF


Dept of Workforce Services

Department of Work for Services has career counseling and funding for education costs to help. They also have services for individuals with disabilities such as vocational rehabilitation, and programs for the deaf and hard of hearing, and blind and visually impaired.

DTC in High School

Davis Technology College (DavisTech) provides high school students opportunity to experience COLLEGE level learning. They offer a variety of certificate programs including, careers in the following areas: business and technology, construction, health professions, manufacturing, service professions and transportation.

DTC High School Students who use IEP or 504 services

One-on-One Coaching

career coaching

Parents who need coaching for their students about transition. Students can get personalized career guidance and exploration with help of career coach. CTE programs directly connect students with internships, early college credits, and industry-recognized Certifications before they graduate high school. Coaching slots currently filled- leave us a message in the content box and we will let you know future availability. 


Career Pathways Davis County

The district has career interest areas narrowed into pathways to help students refine their focus and best support them towards the career paths they want to explore. 

Discover What You Are Good At

Finding your career takes assessments, exploration and direction. YouSciene is all of this in one place.

Utah Parent Center

The Utah Parents Center provides support to parents wanting to help their children, youth and young adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community.

Vista Education Campus

Vista Campus

Vista is a campus provides an individualized, student-centered environment for 18 to 22-year-old students to help them gain the skills they need to become as independent as possible.  IEP goals at Vista focus on on the transition needs of every student.

Pro Tip for IEP, 504 and Special Populations Students

If you are a high school student planning to use accommodations, in concurrent enrollment, at Davis Tech, or in any other post high setting, you are considered an adult in these classes and you must request accommodations.



Transition Fair March 10th

Transition Fair Flyer


In-Person Thursday, March 10, 2022, 5-8 PM. 

Weber State University Davis Campus Building D-3 Meet the people, agencies, and organizations who can help you and your student to continue success beyond public school with

  • Employment

  • Further Training & Education, and 

  • Independent Living needs!


Directions to the WSU Davis Campus

Weber State University Davis, 2750 University Park Blvd, Layton, UT 84041

Davis WSU Directions

Other Transition Services in Davis County

Transition Agencies in Davis County