Resources to empower
Upon the completion of high school, young adults increase their independence and begin to master skills that will help them become productive members of society. During this time they may show an increased interest in their culture, community, social responsibilities and government or politics. They will enter and complete college and/or workforce training with 21st century skills. There will also be an additional exploration of attitudes, values and life possibilities as they move through this age band.
The Adult College Completion Network (ACCN), which concluded operations in 2016, united organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning network. The collaboration helped members to expand their knowledge, engage with one another, and explore new ideas and promising practices to better serve this population.
This blog post from College Board provides a guide to help students select a degree area to study in college.
This resource from UC Berkley provides tips for parents to help them support their college student or recent graduate in finding a job or internship, as well as answer commonly asked questions and identifies career center resources.
Tips for college recruiters to increase student enrollment.
This document presents a vision for the future of the California Community Colleges and includes a set of seven commitments for community colleges to achieve these goals.
Michael D. King writing for the Harvard Business Review, explains how workforce skills and requirements have changed, "There are jobs today that didn’t exist 10 years ago". King makes the case for business and higher education to work together to produce a better prepared workforce.
Andy Molinsky and Sheila Pisman, writing for the Harvard Business Review, share several hurdles that graduates often encounter during the transition from school to work.
Did you know that using military education benefits is one of the most effective ways to prepare for a career following military service? Additional education is also helpful if preparing to earn a promotion to a higher rank of the military.
This 47-page report discusses barriers to increase college access for low-income students and promising actions to expand access.
This report from the College Board discusses the economic benefits of advanced education, drawing on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.
This article discusses research on adult learners and how higher education institutions can supports adults seeking advanced degrees.
This short article describes the importance of providing supports for students in community and traditional four-year institutions.
The U.S. Department of Labor provides data and information on wage increases linked to master's degrees as well as questions to consider before deciding on graduate school.
The U.S. Department of Labor summarizes the college enrollment and work activity of recent high school and college graduates.
This article gives students concrete strategies and tips for successful studying in college.
Career Girls website designed for girls to explore career options, featuring diverse and accomplished women role models.
This article discusses the cuts to higher education budgets and the impact on students' educational experience.
The California Department of Education (CDE) details CTE curriculum standards as well as a variety of additional CTE resources.
Coursera provides free online courses to help students and adults advance their careers and personal knowledge.
This article recommends strategies to prevent college students from dropping out.
EdX provides free online courses to help students and adults advance their careers and personal knowledge.
Website designed for girls interested in engineering careers. Connects prospective engineers with scholarships, internships, and other opportunities and resources.
Geoff Williams presents 5 tips on how to market to college students, reaching the 18-25 age group.