School to career education gives students the necessary academic and vocational-technical education they need for the transition from secondary education to high-quality employment and advance education. School to career education system is intended to guarantee students a smooth shift from secondary education into the significant high quality employment as well as advance studies. School to career education brings together in partnership educators, community-based organizations, and business/industry/labor, to amalgamate academic and vocational-technical education and to further support secondary and postsecondary curricula.
Purposely, the school to career education is all about connecting the classroom to careers and that includes involving the curriculum to “real-world” applications, connecting school life to prepare for lifelong learning, linking schools and communities, and relating classrooms with workplaces.
An effective school to career approach will require a passageway to high wages and high skill jobs. This passageway needs a few forms of postsecondary education and training connection which will lead to provide the necessary skills development, orientation, and social support to link advance care youth to postsecondary education and career employment.
The transition from school to career is not an easy path but with an introduction to career and educational options in school to career educations, may give the youth a better advantage of being aware of the career and education opportunities open to them. An efficient workforce development strategy may acquaint students of high demand career opportunities as well as the need of education and training.
Learning is advanced by real-world applications and career related work experience is an important issue. An effective program should be able to connect students with the needed pre-career skills training offered by industry intermediaries and community colleges, where industries with close ties to organizations provide industry-approved training and connections to employers.
Efficient school to career education programs should have youth counseling, making contact with supportive adults, and other needed support services that make up a vital part of the program operations. Multiple services is very important such as skills building and tutoring which is the most frequent service often provided by schools which offers students a chance to improve basic skills. Work experience is the another frequent service which includes community service, internships, paid employment, which are programs that focus more on immediate job opportunities than long-term employment. Academic counseling places emphasis on introducing students to particular college openings. Career counseling programs give generalized counseling on basic employment ability skills, discussions of appropriate career options, and connections with mentors. Mentoring is one of the most efficient involvements in youth programming where volunteers are trained to work with members to help them with college applications and independent living skills.
School to career education provides a smooth transition for youths who are in the middle of determining their success potentials with careers and employment.