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students' choices

Supporting Students’ Choices of a Career or Academic Program

Ladders are often used as metaphors when speaking about careers: “climbing the corporate ladder,” “the ladder of success,” “taking things one rung at a time,” etc. It is also a way that students can understand the future of work as they become engaged in their career exploration and planning. Asking about career planning in the…

career exploration

Easier Support for the Student Career Exploration Journey

From math and science to English, history, economics, gym, and other electives, high school provides students with many learning opportunities. But to what end? Is it to prepare students for college, for the world of work, or some other pathway? If it’s for both college and work, a survey by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation…

career exploration tools

Career Exploration Tools to Better Support Student Needs

In today’s environment, students need to be prepared in four areas to find success after they graduate from high school: Job readiness: Students need the skills to begin their entry-level position, whether they continue their education or join the workforce right after high school. College readiness: If students choose to further their education, they need…

career readiness standards

Career Readiness Standards: Essentials of Management

Career readiness bridges the gap between education and workforce preparation. Deploying career readiness standards can have a profound effect on student engagement, graduation rates, and career success. Why Is Career Readiness So Important? According to the US Department of Education, American students are falling behind on a global scale. Schools are not keeping pace with…

career exploration for kids

How to Better Support Career Exploration for Kids

Career exploration plays a pivotal role for students. Not only does it expose them to career choices that they may have been unaware of, but it also enables them to make a plan that will help them progress toward career goals. Studies show that this creates higher engagement for students and leads to better outcomes,…

student career planning data

Capture and Organize Student Career Planning Data

Picking a career is hard. Even adults may struggle to find a career that is a good fit and will change careers multiple times, searching until they find something that fits their skills, lifestyle, and interests. Helping adolescents, who have limited knowledge of the world of work and vague ideas about their futures, find careers…