Presented by ECMC Group

Wanted: Access to Career Connections for Teens

Mar 7, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Wanted: Access to Career Connections for Teens, Mar 7, 2023

New national survey findings from ECMC Group and VICE Media reveal that 63% of teens wish their high school explained more about the different postsecondary education paths available to them. In addition, 40 percent of high schoolers don’t feel prepared for a job after high school.

Middle school may seem too early to contemplate a future career, but research has shown that it is an optimal time to start exploring career options. That is why it is critical that tools are made available for middle school students and their supporting adults to aid in these discussions. Middle school is the time to start exploring career options and high school is the time to identify the way to make dreams a reality. Technology, when paired with high touch interactions, creates the ideal environment for students to explore and realize their postsecondary education and career dreams.

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Heidi Johnson

ECMC Group

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Jennifer Kushell

Exploring Your Potential™ (EYP)

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Julie Lammers

American Student Assistance