Presented by American Student Assistance

Accepting That a Degree Is Not a Panacea

Through personalized learning experiences and discovery and exploration activities in middle and high school, students can find a path that works--even if the path doesn't include a degree. Join panelists as they discuss alternative education pathways including stacking courses for a credential, CTE pathways, gap years, and other non-degreed certifications or bootcamps. Discuss why these options deserve a seat at the table when youths are planning their career paths in pursuit of their passions.

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Annabel Cellini

American Student Assistance

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Ryan Craig

Student Achievement Partners

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