Today students must prepare for future careers in a world where some of the jobs do not yet exist and the required skills are being determined on the job. The focus of the Career Pathways research is to help determine where the jobs of the future are heading and identify the skill sets required to be successful.
This research can be used by teachers to discuss the constantly changing workforce and the importance of developing a nonstop learning mentality. Students can review the trends and determine their preferred career pathway. As partners in the career and educational process parents can use the research to initiate a dialogue about career interests and educational plans.
- 70% of high school freshman have thought about their career paths, and that figure rises to 81% by the time they are seniors—careers are on their minds!
- 71% of high school students say “my interests” influences their thinking about career paths, and the role of caring adults is also strong (mothers – 36%; fathers – 27%; and teachers – 17%).
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