National Statistic For every 100 students who enter the 9 th grade: 67 graduate from high school 35 of those go on to some college or university 12 of those 35 leave after one year 23 remain in college 15-18 actually graduate with a 2 or 4-year degree Source: Teacher Magazine
Bottom Line Students who enter the world of work educated, but not fully prepared, will struggle.
Oops! 84% of college seniors plan to move back in with their parents after graduation. USA Today - 2012
Critical Question At what age do students need to start getting Career Ready?
What do students need in order to become good workers, good citizens, and good parents?
2-Minute Knowledge Quiz 1.What year did the Wright Brothers make their inaugural flight? 2. On which continent is the country of Estonia located? 3. Who won the battle of Mt. Yaki in WWII? Please stand as soon as you have the answer to question #1
The Big Question When do students need these critical workplace skills?
The Simple Answer Students need these skills BEFORE they need these skills!
Paradigm Shift Thirty years ago, prospective employees needed to come to the table with substantial knowledge (education). Corporate America was set up to train new employees in the area of workplace skills. (see IBM)
Today, prospective employees must come to the table with more than knowledge (education). They must be prepared, with workplace skills, to make their contribution on Day One.
Knowledge is accessible. Skills must be learned and will only improve with practice.