Born explorers...

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How do children make the right career choice? Watch this quick video.

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Career Planning

The mission of education, as we all know, is to help prepare students for the future. An important element of that preparation involves the development of career skills. Preparing today's students for tomorrow's careers is not an easy task, however. As society's needs and desires change, so too do the nature and number of potential occupations.

Parents...

  • Listen
  • Be open to their ideas
  • Help your child find information
  • Don't judge

You are the biggest influence in your child's life. We all want our children to be successful and happy, but sometimes it takes an objective professional to help move these critical conversations to great decisions. A student on the right path is happier, more satisfied, confident and more likely to graduate on time. A goal both parents and students can agree on.

There are an overwhelming number of college majors to select from, and college majors often don’t align well with career options. There are a number of factors to consider. Some students will easily transition a liberal arts degree to a career—others will be more successful with a degree aligned with their career or a professional credential.

Lifelong learners...

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How We Can Help

Today’s workplace is constantly changing.More jobs and career fields are being created, which has created more choices. Parents who are aware of these changes will help their teens make better career and educational decisions.

Once teens have a clear picture of themselves and their unique abilities, realistic career options can be discussed. This saves time, frustration and extra college expenses, while it increases students’ motivation and sense of direction.