Invest in Career Development Education. Here's why.
If you’re tasked with helping young people to build a successful future for themselves then consider investing in Career Development Education so they’ll learn…
How to Build & Act on an Inspired & Viable Career Plan.
We all have a tremendous amount on “things” on our To Do List. Every. Single. Day. For you, one of those “things” may be that you have a budget to spend, and your major concern when it comes to that budget is spending it wisely; to bring the most value to the young people that you work with and/or are responsible for.
When it comes to “budgeting” it can be overwhelming trying to navigate your way through the ocean of people, initiatives and everything else that is clamoring for your attention to find those nuggets that you feel are worthy of investing time and money.
Well, here’s another item that’s likely on your To Do List…
Helping young people to build a career and future that will benefit them, their future family, their community, society and (let’s face it) the economy is more than a nugget of value… it’s the mother lode. It’s what will inspire, motivate and propel them toward a successful future, whatever their version of success may be.
Sadly, this “To Do” easily gets lost, left behind or buried; and that’s not ok.
Because giving teens and young adults the knowledge, skills and tools to make educated and informed decisions regarding what they want to do when they’re in the “real world”, and how to make it happen without amassing an insane amount of student loan debt, is our responsibility as educators, mentors and influencers. I’m not blowing things out of proportion here; it’s the truth.
Research shows that comprehensive Career Development & Career Planning is associated with many educational, societal and financial benefits:
WE NEED to say no to allowing our kids to graduate high school without a career plan, because without a logistical plan in place many young people will:
Any of these can (and do) contribute to huge emotional, physical, societal and economic problems. We can help fix that.
WE NEED to empower our young people with “Knowing”. Knowing…
WE NEED to help young people get from No idea… to an idea… to making it happen in a big way. That’s a huge part of our job if we’ve chosen to work with, or on behalf of, teens and young adults.
If we don’t…. More of the same. Let’s not let that happen.
Invest in "Career Development Education"
If you have a voice in determining how to spend your school or organization’s budget then I hope you’ll take 5 minutes to preview the online career planning and career development courses that Idea2Career.com has in its library which can help your “young people” to build that logistical plan of action toward a successful career and future.