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Quick solutions for developing career-minded students!

Ask most preteens and teenagers about life after high school, and you're likely to get blank looks or bored shrugs. Spark excitement and help kids feel motivated about staying in school by making the college or career connection come alive with this indispensable resource that takes the guesswork out of career awareness counseling.

Chock-full of ready-to-use lessons, this book gives busy teachers, school counselors, and parents succinct lessons that generate deep discussion and inquiry about the real world of post-secondary education and work. Extensively researched topics provide frank data and straightforward advice on wages, cost-of-living realities, job market projections, and promising new careers to help students match their interests and abilities to suitable career paths. You'll get students, even those that ...

More Education = Better-Paying Jobs
More education = better-paying jobs

“More Education = Better-Paying Jobs” emphasizes that to get almost any job in the twenty-first century economy, individuals need at least a high school diploma. This is important to highlight for students because by 2018, sixty-three percent15 of job openings will require workers to have at least some college education, which means that individuals will need at least a high school education and education beyond high school. Currently, in the United States, only about 70 percent of students graduate from public high schools with a diploma (the graduation rate varies based on the method of calculation).16 This section provides adults with discussion topics that will help students understand why they should graduate from high school. This ...

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