It is that time of year when we are starting to look towards the summer season. Besides laying by the pool, earning some money in a part time job, and forgetting all about school, high school students should use this time to begin the college visit process. Visiting different colleges is a vital process in finding what a student’s “fit” is.
FutureMakers Coalition finds more have degrees than previously thought.
The coalition’s goal is to transform the labor force by increasing the number of college degrees, certificates and other high-quality credentials held by the region;s workers.
A report recently released by the FutureMakers Coalition outlined a series of attainment improvement goals for Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties in Southwest Florida (SWFL).
The timeline for achieving these goals is eight years, and they include lifting high school graduation rates, increasing business/education partnerships, boosting the number of local postsecondary graduates employed and earning living wages within the five-county area, and more.
According to the report, “data continues to be a cornerstone of the FutureMakers Coalition’s work and is used as a flashlight to point each of us toward the opportunities we seek for the region.”
Going through the college process can be a daunting task, as there are many websites out there that provide a variety of resources. Here is a list of some great websites and how to utilize them in a college search.
The FutureMakers Coalition announces the launch of the GradApp2 application.
Funded through a grant from Wells Fargo, GradApp2 is a resource for mentors to spark conversations with students around post-secondary education and career planning.