What is career success for your student?

The U.S. economy has changed. The manufacturing sector is growing and modernizing, creating a wealth of challenging, well-paying, highly skilled jobs for those with the skills to do them. The demise of vocational education at the high school level has bred a skills shortage in manufacturing today, and with it a wealth of career opportunities for both under-employed college grads and high school students looking for direct pathways to interesting, lucrative careers. Many of the jobs in manufacturing are attainable through apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and vocational programs offered at community colleges. They don’t require expensive, four-year degrees for which many students are not suited.

And contrary to what many parents believe, students who get job specific skills in high school and choose vocational careers often go on to get additional education. The modern workplace favors…

What is “work readiness”?

Per a recent study done by Junior Achievement they state: Reviewing the prevailing definitions of work and career readiness underscores the uncertainty that any one set of skills and abilities can predict success for entry-level employees. The bottom line from the study is that summit participants endorsed the basic elements of JA’s implicit definition by noting its well-known tagline, “Empowering young people to own their economic success.”

Preparing for college part 2 – HIVE discount ends soon

Did you know incoming college freshmen change their majors an average of three times, and as many as seven times? Have you considered the cost of not having the experiences to narrow down the field of interest? According to a recent NBC article, tuition averages $13,833 a year at public universities, and now, a growing number of colleges are using the “excess credit hour rule”.