The key to getting a great job after college—is developing actual job skills beforehand.
Developing actual job skills between the ages of 15 and 22 can be done by:
1. Identifying career goal early on (as I explain in Chapter 13 of my book)
2. Job shadowing in the chosen career field
3. Volunteering in the chosen career field, and/or—
4. Joining SkillsUSA during the high school and college years.
SkillsUSA helps students learn real-world job skills in high school and in college.
Parents, watch the 9-minute “What is SkillsUSA?” video featuring TV host Mike Rowe below, and then call 844-875-4557 to find a SkillsUSA chapter in your area and learn how your child can join.
Don’t delay—call 844-875-4557 to find a SkillsUSA chapter in your area.
I get nothing for sharing this information with you—I’m just a huge fan of SkillsUSA and I want every family to know about it!
Learn how 10th graders who plan ahead can complete technical school and 4-year college both, debt-free, by age 22.
Your kids don’t want to drift though their 20s with no real job skills.
If there’s an organization that can help them avoid that—you’ll want to learn everything you can about it. Watch the SkillsUSA video now.
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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?
Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26 and their parents and grandparents. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college or technical school (or both) debt-free, ready to move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, NerdWallet, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.