During the 2009-2010 school year, Career Coaches served in 155 high schools across Virginia, providing individual or small group coaching to more than 38,000 students. As a result of working with a Career Coach, more than 17,000 students developed written academic and career plans. Detailed outcomes can be found in the 2009-2010 Career Coach Annual Report.
Some impacts of the program in 2009-2010 include:
- 87 percent or greater satisfaction rate of students receiving coaching services based on the Career Coach's interest in student career needs, knowledge of career information and assistance in making career and college plans.
- 71 percent of students without college intentions developed plans to continue to post-secondary education after meeting with a Career Coach.
- 95 percent of high school principals indicated that the Career Coach program met or exceeded overall expectations.
- 8 percent increase over three years in the number of recent graduates that enroll in community college, as compared to enrollments before the high school had a Career Coach.
- 4 percent increase over three years in the number of recent graduates that enroll in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs at the community college, as compared to CTE enrollments before the high school had a Career Coach.
- 11 percent increase over four years in the number of dual enrollment 11th- and 12th-grade students, when compared to dual enrollment eleventh- and twelfth-grade students before the high school had a Career Coach.