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There are many paths to follow after high school to achieve one’s full potential of college and/or a career. Some go directly to college while others look to enter a technical/trade profession and/or combine the experiences of work and college.
Get College Going recognizes the many paths one can follow and works to help individuals identify their path and how to how to best showcase their many talents. Has the college and career path been determined? The key is to get started now!!
What Path to Follow
The junior year of high school is no longer the time to start the college – career readiness process. Nurturing and developing one’s talents and treasures takes time.As early as middle school students begin to think about “what they want to do” when they get older. Learning sound study habits, time management and personal responsibility is part of getting ready for high school but the dial gets turned up as soon as a student is a freshman and carries through to graduation. Enrolling in challenging college prep academic classes, selecting technical/vocational programming, playing a sport, expressing one’s self through art and music are many ways a young mind is prepared for the “world of possibilities”. All paths lead to a career > Which one is best for YOU?
Traditional Undergraduate institution – a student who will follow this path is typically enrolled in a college prep high school program with a strong GPA, has taken the mandatory state HS to college academic courses for acceptance and is ready to transition to any number of the four (4) year public and private colleges/universities throughout the U.S., Canada and Internationally.
A2B (Associates to Bachelor’s) – students who work hard academically in high school but will benefit from additional academic and personal development prior to entering a four-year college can turn to the A2B program offered in in their state. Starting a full-time, two-year community college path after high school is an outstanding way to strengthen one’s academic credentials, broaden their personal growth and make attending a four year college a wise and affordable alternative path.
Earn and Learn – for students with an interest in working after high school the earn and learn path is a great direction to follow. Individuals generally find themselves pursuing a career within the financial services, health care, retail, hotel management and/or consumer service fields. These roles call for individuals with good interpersonal skills, strong work ethic and a desire to work. But it does not end there. Many individuals with the support and encouragement of their employer will pursue a part-time college program to achieve their degree and/or certification.
Technical and Trade Professionals – today organizations, companies and property management firms rely heavily on individuals who can provide a services as a contract and/or permanent employee. Individuals fill roles ranging from technology specialist, cyber security, 3-D designers and a wide category of traditional trade professions. Individuals who fall this path come directly from a technical /vocational high school environment.
Military Service – this role that calls for a special type of man or women, one who is willing to place their county and its citizens before themselves. Individuals who are called to this role are high school and/or college graduate with academic and personal character positioning themselves to meet enlistment criteria and the many needs of the Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) within each branch. While serving military personnel can enroll in college and technical training programs beneficial to the private sector.
And It Doesn’t End with a Hug and Goodbye…..
Once enrolled we’ll work with students to ensure a smooth transition. Through our “Campus Check -In Program”, we will conduct period ‘pulse checks’ during the first year and when needed, provide advice, assistance and an ear to listen. At graduation we will be there to assist with post-graduation matters including managing education debt and employee based tuition assistance programs.