At whatever point you are seeking advanced educational resources to help your young person begin their look at life beyond high school, understand that it is a unique process. As parents or a person in a guardian role, it is helpful to assist our young adults in understanding their strengths and their weaknesses, their natural abilities and those things that challenge them.
Though we are called the Lenawee “College” Access Network, please know we include military service and vocational studies-trade, technical and specialized training centers, as well as the traditional college experience in our definition of college. In order to build and sustain a vibrant economy and healthy community, Lenawee County needs to help our students and adults pursue and complete additional education and training that will lead to credentialing or degrees that provide lead to gainful employment.
To reach this goal of a healthy and vibrant Lenawee, assist your student in exploring career pathways.
Career pathways include:
- Arts & Communication
- Business, Management, Marketing & Technology
- Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
- Health Sciences
- Human Services
- Natural Resources & Agra-science
Parents and adults should understand that this is about academic subjects but also those things in the work world called “soft skills”. These unique skills include things like team work, ability to follow directions, time management and many other skills sets that are not often directly taught, but learned not only in classroom settings, but also in their clubs, on their teams, in their practice rooms and even on their electronic devices.
Help your students discover themselves by their answers to these questions:
- What are you interested in?
- What’s most important to you?
- What kind of work environment do you want?
- What are you good at?
- How much money to you want to make?
- How much more time to you want to spend in school?
- Do you like having your days planned and organized?
- How best do you learn? Through listening? Seeing? Doing? Or a combination of which two?
- What are the top three things you would do if you won the lottery?
- Who are the people you admire the most and why?
There are many types of advanced educational resources available, and our goal is to provide information that will assist you, as the parents or guardian, in helping your student map the path for their future success!