At the crossroads of career exploration, academics and student advisement
TRAINING & SUPPORT
FOR career exploration
The tools and training to help students and job-seekers research careers
CAREER CURRICULUM ASSESSMENT & REVAMP
DISTANCE LEARNING & SUPPORT
WHY INTEGRATE CAREER EXPLORATION AND ACADEMICS?
For too long, the discussion of careers has been kept separate from academics, even as mandates for college and career readiness mount. The two can and should be integrated for deeper academic preparation and more targeted knowledge about careers and career pathways.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM CAREER PATHWAY TRAINING?
Adult Literacy and ESL Programs wanting to address career pathway planning without losing teaching time.
Career and Technical High Schools that excel at teaching hard skills, and need more resources on career exploration.
High School Counselors wondering how to find high quality job training programs.
College Advisors wanting to help students make more achievable, passion-fueled career goals.
Educators wanting labor market data, such as which rising careers do not require a college degree.
Youth Workers or others looking to address career options.
WHAT IS AN INQUIRY-BASED ADVISEMENT APPROACH?
Decision-making, self-advocacy and problem-solving skills can be taught, and learned, at any age.
Many people have career goals put upon them - by teachers, counselors and family members - without knowing much about them. When students do their own research, by developing questions and interpreting the information they find, it makes them more engaged, and boosts retention, confidence and independence.
So too with student supports. Have you ever wondered why you give the same referral multiple times and a student never makes the call? Self-advocacy is a skill. Like any skill, it has steps to be modeled, understood, practiced, revised, and celebrated.
We use a sustained, step-by-step approach to put students in the driver's seat of their decision-making, whether about post-secondary training, or their commute to school.
Inquiry-based means we ask questions, non-judgmentally, so that students can identify their goals, reflect on their needs and work toward them, adjusting as their interests, talents and limitations emerge.
What needs are you hoping to address through training and resources on career exploration, academic skills building and advisement?
Let's make a plan.