A recent study by OECD found that student career aspirations have not changed much in the last 20 years, despite dynamic changes that have shrunk some industries while growing new ones. Students from low-income families are more likely to have a limited view of future career options. The risk of job loss due to automation means students need exposure to a broader array of careers — especially ones that lead to greater economic security — and the education needed to earn these more resilient roles. Career guidance helps students see the relationship between their future and the education needed to get there that can help keep them on track.
Communities are taking matters into their own hands, bringing together employers, students and education institutions to help students better understand careers available in their community that are in high demand and the education options that will help them prepare. Ian Fletcher, Vice President of Education and Talent with the Greater Gainesville Chamber, and Chris Laney, Workforce Education Director with CareerSource Suncoast, will share how their communities are connecting careers and education options with students so they can make more informed choices.
- Ian Fletcher, Vice President, Education and Talent, Greater Gainesville Chamber
- Chris Laney, Workforce Education Director, CareerSource Suncoast
FCAN host: Kathy McDonald, Assistant Director for Network Partnerships
In this session you will learn:
- How student career aspirations have concentrated into few fields that don’t reflect the dynamic nature of work today
- How communities are creating more opportunities to expose students to career options in fields that are in-demand in their local community and the education options that support those fields
- How we can all play a part in helping students gain exposure to more options that can make their education path beyond high school clearer and more relevant as they work towards a rewarding and resilient career
Webinar: Career Discoveries: Helping Students Envision Their Future and the Education Beyond High School to Get There
Date and Time: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 1-2 p.m. EST