What they might not tell you
Many of our licensed coaches are parents. Their kids went to a high school that employed Naviance, XAP or Kuder. Most of our worskhop students also had these offerings at their high school. Consistently, these students all reported low to no value received. Students and parents in our workshops compared what they experienced in those programs to what we offer in the Career Coaching for Students program to what the Ford Pinto was to the Acura NSX (an all-aluminum, midengine sports car so good it forced Ferrari to build better Ferraris). The only exception we take to that comparison is the cost difference. We offer a very competitive pricing model for institutional contracts.
What are your goals?
Which car would you buy if the Ford Pinto and Acura NSX cost the same and the Acura NSX really did produce better results. I guess it all depends on what your goals are. Career Coaching for Students isn't focused on streamlining teacher workflow for productivity gains. We are focused on increasing student engagement that leads to higher academic achievement and career planning success.
"Now that I've seen this, we need to reassign Kuder to be exclusively for our middle school students and make Career Coaching for Students our high school program. This can easily be adapted into our current curriculum plans for all four years."
If you are looking for a student program that increases academic success and delivers the best career exploration program available - welcome to Career Coaching for Students! This is a program that promises to be more effective and valuable for high school students than Kuder, Naviance, XAP Bridges or other so called college and career readiness offerings. We take a different approach. We use disruptive technology but not the kind you might think is best. Instead of an information delivery system that "helps teachers be more productive", our disruptive technology has more to do with the quality of the assessments we use and the way to use them to help students identify their passions and interests, develop a future view that they connect with and help build a strategy to make that future a reality.
Career Coaching for Students™ exists to encourage, empower and support individuals in creating clarity about their future and finding the path to total fulfillment in life. - See more at: http://www.careercoachingforstudents.net/career-coaching-for-students-program-details.html#sthash.SXz9qkDf.dpuf
Is there a difference? We think so.
Career Coaching for Students™ exists to encourage, empower and support individuals in creating clarity about their future and finding the path to total fulfillment in life. Our mission is to be the most effective student career guidance system and planning tool for students, parents, professionals and schools, to positively affect student self-awareness, esteem and decision making skills and to motivate students to proactively plan and execute steps to achieve their full potential in life. We do this by administering high validity/high reliability assessments that provide meaningful, tangible insight into the students' talents, providing the student a comprehensive debriefing of the assessment results in a way that significantly expands self-awareness about their value and abilities, what motivates them and how their talent design connects to potential career choices. The student also receives a step-by-step roadmap of learnings and exercises to do that culminates in the ability for the student to make decisions about career direction and post-secondary education choices. The program exercises fit into and satisfy many state education requirements throughout all four years of high school. Life Skills for Students™, included with the program, provides students an opportunity to understand and develop key skills needed for success in life and career. Student Resource Central™, also included with Career Coaching for Students™, is the most comprehensive repository of content dedicated to student career and college planning including advice and tools for career exploration, educational strategy, choosing a major, choosing a college, financial aid, resume writing, developing interviewing skills and much more. High school and college versions available. Program design ideal for both one-on-one and classroom delivery. Assessment administration system is highly customizable.
Kuder® Navigator™ is an "online" education and career planning system that gives secondary students the tools they need to build a foundation for lifelong career success. The system’s career assessments help students in grades six through 12 learn about their personal interests, skills, and work values – and help narrow their education and career choices. Kuder enables students to create multi-year education plans aligned with their assessment results and future goals. Kuder also gives students real-world skills such as how to write résumés and cover letters, how to research employers, and how to prepare for job interviews. Students can even create an electronic portfolio they may choose to share online with prospective colleges or employers. Educators are supported too, with a unique administrative database management system for tracking student progress and running detailed reports.
|XAP offers "industry-leading student management tools" that help students stay on track to reach their goals. These tools also make it easier than ever before to communicate with students and report progress.|
|Naviance is a college and career readiness "platform" that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student success, "enhance school counselor productivity", and "track results" for school and district administrators.|
Through Success Discoveries LLC, we offer low-cost options for Career Coaching for Students™ to schools and nonprofits through a school-business partnership program. We will partner with any organization to find funds that enable this program to be delivered in your school.
We realize schools and nonprofits are experiencing incredible financial pressure. We have established a School Partnership Program that has many options for any school to consider. Our goal is to eliminate all barriers to implementing the very best student career exploration and planning and success skills program available.
Strategic support is available for:
- Local Business-School Partnerships
- Local, State and Federal Grants
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grants
- PTA/PTO Fund Raisers
- PTA/PTO Sponsored Program
- School Sponsored Public Workshops
- Train-the-Teacher Programs
We work directly with the sponsoring organization, provide marketing support, curriculum customization support and training for in-house delivery.
Three example options to consider for high schools:
- Public custom-desinged fee-based workshop held at school facilities by a certified facilitator - avoids concerns about costs and impact on current course curriculum concerns, workshop offered outside of class hours
- Spring Semester Freshman seminar followed by use of curriculum and students' personal guidebook in various classes for Sophomore through Senior Years - requires advanced planning, school counselor and curriculum director collaboration and support, possibly funded with grants
- Career and Life/Leadership Skills Coaching Program administered by professionally trainied coaches or in-school qualified faculty mentors or career coaches - funded with grants
For more information contact us at 972.346.2892.