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Students and Families

Below is a series of self-assessment questions to consider as you expand student pathways to success. If you have additional recommendations or feedback, please email:

  1. Have you or your student joined any college access organizations that provide federal, state, and/or local resources that can help you understand and pay for education after graduation?
  2. Have you taken the ASVAB, ACT WorkKeys, O*Net Career Exploration, or other career inventories?
  3. Have you developed your individual learning plan - a plan that includes your academic, college, and career milestones? Do you review this plan annually with your school counselor and family?
  4. Have you contacted a school counselor about college-level coursework and classes that offer industry-sought credentials in your high school? Do you know what the prerequisites are to enroll in these opportunities?
  5. Have you pursued courses in career and technical education?
  6. Have you explored and researched career options that align with your interests and hobbies?
  7. Are you aware of the credential and degree requirements for any careers that interest you?
  8. Have you explored and/or joined any career and technical student organizations at your school? Or a community-based program that supports college and career readiness?
  9. Have you participated in work-based learning activities including paid work, entrepreneurial endeavors, and/or internships related to your career interests?
  10. Have you taken any courses in which you have earned college credit?
  11. Have you earned any industry-recognized credentials?
  12. Have you found a mentor with whom you can discuss your career interests and goals? How often do you connect?
  13. Have you asked a trusted adult to write you a letter of recommendation for college admissions or enrollment in a registered apprenticeship program? Have you asked trusted adult to serve as a professional reference when seeking employment?

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