Perhaps you have or know of a 25 or 35 year old still living at home who is educated, but underemployed, unfocused, unhappy and maybe thousands of dollars in debt. Ouch! This is not what you have or had in mind for your own children. Unfortunately, the above scenario is occurring at an alarming rate because many students are unable to identify a career goal that is best suited for them and consistent with the realities of our economy.
Between fifty and eighty percent of all college freshmen are unable to declare a major course of study. And often, after that, selection is haphazard at best. College students, on average, change their majors up to three times prior to graduation, if they graduate at all. And, according to recent studies, the general consensus is that approximately forty-three percent of students enrolled in public community colleges and thirty-three percent of students enrolled in four year colleges never finish. As a parent, you don’t want your children to be added to these unfortunate statistics. Along with a fundamental base of knowledge and skills, you hope that your children leave high school with a sense of direction toward an appropriate career path. Usually, NOT!
The changing global economy underscores the need for students to make intelligent, informed, market relevant decisions regarding their vocational futures. Not only are today’s workers competing with their own countrymen for the best jobs, but workers in other countries as well. And with accelerating college training costs, poor decisions can be very expensive for you and your children.
We can help you with this critical decision making process. As an alternative to group services, Career Planning Specialists provides individualized, one-on-one attention. Sessions focus on academic and vocational assessment, labor market information, college or other training program selection, formal and informal apprenticeships, e-learning alternatives, internships, certifications and licensure, sources of financial aid and other critical information that best serves the unique needs of your son or daughter. Resume and interview preparation; and job search assistance are also provided where appropriate.
Now More Than Ever, You Need to Call Career Planning Specialists at 734-459-7348