Career Coach

Empowering 21st century students to aim and reach for their brightest future.

Coach Connections

How can your Career Coach help you reach your brightest future?

In a high school, the career coach is a unique resource dedicated to helping students discover and develop plans for their future. A Career Coach can help students with:

  • Completing career exploration and assessments:

    • Mapping out a plan for the future and setting goals to get there.

    • Assistance with matching each student’s unique abilities and interests to a career that will complement him/her.

  • Provides opportunities to students to connect to local business and industries through virtual Bedford ONE Tours.

  • Organizes virtual Career Cafe's at JFHS for business and industry panel discussions.

  • Postsecondary options:

    • College exploration – ranging from certificate programs, associate’s degree and beyond

    • Information about the Community College System and the programs offered

    • Military/Apprenticeships/Employment

  • CVCC information:

    • Help students with all aspects of the CVCC application process which includes:

      • Determining eligibility using current placement measures. (Formerly, the Virginia Placement Test was used.)

      • Connect students with dual enrollment as well as program enrollment.

      • Communicating all deadlines and requirements.

    • Help students discover Programs of Study that suit his/her interests and timeline.

Your CVCC Career Coach

Trish Sawyer, GCDF

434-832-6571 (CVCC)

Office Hours & Location

JFHS Counseling Department



Many features on this site are only available to JFHS students who are logged into their student account or to BCPS employees.

Please email the Career Coach, Trish Sawyer, to report any issues.