Career Education is about much more than getting a good-paying job after high school. It’s about learning skills that can enhance their career, their college studies and their future.
Career education can put middle and high school students on the path to becoming both college- and career-ready by the time they graduate from high school.
Career education offers courses that prepare students for careers across a variety of industries, including healthcare, agriculture and retail – some of Kern County’s largest industries.
YES! Career education courses prepare your child for both college and
career. In today’s world career education is important so our children can:
Find which career education programs are offered at your child’s school and which local colleges have programs that allow your child to continue their studies in a specific field.
High school students involved in career education are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates. The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in career education programs is 93 percent. Compare that to the average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent.
The vast majority (91 percent) of students who earned 2-3 career education credits enrolled in college. Wondering how much education your child might need for a certain career or how much they could make? Check out the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career OneStop page.
“After I’m finished with my degree program here, I’m gonna have more education under my belt and more skills, so I’ll be able to get into the Health Information Field instead of the simple IT Management. ”