DREAMING IS AN EQUITY ISSUE
Every student, and every human, has the right to dream -- to find and pursue their passions. In an inequitable society, it is the job of educators to expose students of all ages to a wide variety of careers, to connect careers to academics, and to equip students with the tools to research their interests and consider all of their options.
For students to become career ready, they must learn about careers. We work with schools, workforce and social service agencies to support people of all ages and backgrounds in developing the skills to conduct their own research on careers and on themselves, uncovering their own interests and mapping them onto the realities of today's labor market.
We believe that career education is the job of teachers as well as counselors and to create career-forward schools, everyone must be involved.
We believe that students can learn about careers while simultaneously practicing academic skills, when we integrate the study of careers across agency programming.
We believe that students should be in the driver's seat of career decision making.
We believe that families should have access to as much information about careers as their students do.
We believe every teacher should be able to explain how the skill and content they are teaching appears in the workplace.
We believe that education and industry should be in partnership, with industry
informing educational offerings and education creating trained talent pools.