We help parents of career-minded students develop a game plan as early as middle school so that the students:
Will have an engaged and informed parent or guardian who is knowledgeable about the new career readiness requirements that students must now meet in order to be competitive as "job-ready employees" or "college-ready students;"
Design a personal growth plan (i.e. skills-based education plan) so that college-ready students ENTER college with a declared major or defined career path while job-ready students ENTER the workforce with profession-specific workplace readiness skills; and
Adopt a proven strategy that helps students pursue their dreams while amassing little or no debt.
STUDENTS MUST UNDERSTAND HOW TO SECURE A COMPETITIVE EDGE
Students must understand how to ultimately secure a competitive advantage in the new economy. Students must simultaneously receive applied technical skills, industry-recognized certifications, and employability preparation combined with a rigorous general education.
Disclaimer: These videos are NOT an endorsement for any particular career path. The information is presented to provide relevant option as students create their Personal Growth Plans. Viewers should draw their own conclusions based on their own goals, knowledge, and awareness.
HOW STUDENT DEBT BECAME A $1.6 TRILLION CRISIS
Some 44 million Americans collectively hold over $1.6 trillion in student debt. And these numbers are growing.
At the same time, advancements in technology, especially automation, are making it harder to earn a living wage without some type of advanced degree.
Today, college graduates earn 80% more than those with just a high school diploma, on average.
"First, I feel less alone in my struggle to provide the guidance my child needs. I thought I was the only one fighting to get my child into specific classes that the school may say are closed or won’t be offered this year. Having had to do the planning on my own for my eldest child, I feel as though the possibilities for my 2nd, Josie, are less limited with someone in our corner who believes in my child the way I do.
It is good to hear where we have taken the correct paths, but more valuable to know about steps we hadn’t considered. And now it is not just my voice telling Josie she is a whole package type of individual, she is hearing it from you. The value of support and a belief in a child, from outside the parent, is priceless. It has taken her ember and made it a flame of belief in herself. Thank you."