ERIC Number: EJ858231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Horizons: Helping Students Redefine Educational and Career Opportunities
Meury, Veronica K.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v84 n6 p48-50 Sep 2009
Teachers, counselors and school administrators play a significant role in helping students and their families select the right college and career path. Guiding future graduates who aren't interested in a traditional college education is an important undertaking. For many parents, having children opt out of college is a blow that can make them feel that they have flunked their final exam in parenting. Educators have a responsibility to assure these parents that there are other avenues to a fulfilling, relevant and successful career. Career and technical education offers numerous opportunities for students to embrace a passion while learning the skills to command a rewarding living. This article discusses some common questions that can help students make the right choice by helping them sort through the maze of information, and misinformation, about what credential they need to succeed.
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Educational Opportunities, Vocational Education, Administrators, College Choice, Teachers, Counselors, High School Students, Higher Education, Occupational Aspiration, Vocational Schools
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment