How to help your student prepare for a career:

  • Talk to your student about his or her interests, abilities, talents, and goals.
  • Give your student responsibilities around the home.
  • Talk about your job or career in a positive manner.
  • Learn about the courses that make up your student’s education and career plan. Help with the plan.
  • Talk about education opportunities beyond high school including college, trade school, community college, military service, apprenticeships, and specialized programs.
  • Be involved in the development and review of your student’s high school academic and career plan.
  • Encourage your child to get a part-time job to learn basic skills and to start building a resume.