​​​Preparing your students for college and/or a career

Student working with robotics

Success in the workplace begins in elementary and secondary classrooms. However, one study found that 75% of high school graduates don’t feel significantly prepared for college or a career despite graduation rates being at their highest levels since 2010. Another study found more than one-third of young professionals do not feel emotionally or behaviorally ready to enter the workforce. These statistics are underscored by the fact that employers are increasingly reporting difficulty finding enough candidates with the necessary technical and soft skills to fill open positions.

Schools play a critical role in helping students gain the skills needed to pursue higher education or enter a career. Here’s a look at what it means to be college and/or career ready and some strategies for educators that support student success post-graduation.