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College and Career Readiness for All: Reaching Higher in MA

Future Ready works with Reach Higher to integrate career readiness into its work by bringing the employer perspective to the table. Earlier this year, Future Ready and Reach Higher collaborated on a career readiness panel focused on how educators can help students communicate their knowledge of college and career readiness competencies by translating their classroom experience into the workplace.

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Preparing More Students for Success in College

According to Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce, nearly all of the jobs created since 2010 have gone to workers with at least some college education, while those with a high school diploma or less are being left behind, illustrating that postsecondary choices are as important as completing high school.

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Read the May Future Ready Bulletin

Read this month's Future Ready Bulletin to learn how you can help students demonstrate career readiness this summer jobs season, learn about 29 Massachusetts public college and university students impacting their campuses and find the latest financial literacy tools and resources from the office of State Treasurer Deb Goldberg.

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College and Career Readiness for All

Consequently, all students benefit from comprehensive career planning; avenues to explore career options and to engage in career-related, work-based learning or other immersion experiences; and technical skill building opportunities coupled with credit and credential attainment options.

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Demonstrating Readiness for Career

Upon graduation, students should recognize that the ability to convey competencies they possess can be the determining factor in the competitive job market. An exceedingly important competency for all employers is Critical Thinking & Problem Solving.

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