Tag Archives: careers

New Skills For Youth

The New Skills For Youth Initiative, Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

This year, a multi-disciplinary team of organizations created a new initiative which aims to create opportunities for economic success for those without high school degrees, and those who have graduated but do not have sufficient skills to begin a meaningful career. The New Skills For Youth (NSFY) program was created by the Council of Chief State School Officers, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and Education Strategy Group, and is funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Opportunities and Aging: The Bright Side

2016 has arrived. And no matter how many “get healthy” resolutions we might make, we can’t escape the fact that we will all turn another year older in 2016. Whether or not we publicly admit to having a birthday is another matter…but one thing about birthdays is they come around every year, no matter what we do.

In fact, the North American population is growing older. That’s largely because of the baby boomers. There are 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. Those baby boomers are getting older every year, even if they never tell anyone.  The result? The American Association of Retired Persons says the number of Americans over 65 will double in the next 30 years. Read more…


The Force of Apprenticeships

“Try not. Do or do not, there is no try.”
— Yoda

Great advice, Yoda gives. These words were first spoken a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — or on a movie screen in 1980, depending on your perspective — but they can be used in every part of life, including career counseling.

Not only is Yoda a quotable philosopher, he is also a great teacher. In fact, his relationship with Luke Skywalker is a good example of an apprenticeship program in action. Read more…


The Expanding World of Video Game Careers

We’ve all heard the adage “do what you love and the money will follow.” But what about students who only seem to love video games?

Most educators don’t need to be told that video games are popular with students – that would be a classic example of stating the obvious. But the world of video games has expanded beyond what the stereotypes suggest. Did you know that video games are actually helping medical scientists?

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Charting Your Course

“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in not having a goal to reach.”
— Benjamin Mays

Most people carry at least one map in their cars. Few people would venture off on a road trip to a place they had never before visited without a map to show them the way. No one likes getting lost on a road trip.

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Employ the Employment Professionals

Are you looking for a job over the summer – or helping a young student enter the employment market?

Finding work doesn’t have to be a passive process. Instead of checking classified ads or online job boards and waiting for the perfect job to appear, you can take a more active role and improve your odds of success. And the good news is that you don’t have to do it alone.

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Let Us Help You Keep Students Engaged All Summer

What grows in the winter, but dies in the summer?

If you answered “students’ interest in planning their future,” you’ll want to continue reading! You may have noticed that as the weather heats up, students’ motivation to think about college and careers melts like ice in July. (And if you don’t know the real answer to the riddle, that’s a hint!)

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