The World of Work is Changing
Students graduating 20 years ago were encouraged to choose an appropriate occupation. They expected that by getting the right training and by working hard, they would advance through their career and eventually retire.
Today’s students face a much more complex economy. They will make a whole series of career decisions across their lifetimes that will include going back to school or learning on the job in order to adapt to rapidly changing markets. Their roles as “worker” and “learner” will be more integrated with other life roles.
Talk to your children about careers. Share your own career challenges and successes. Encourage them to learn
everything they can about themselves and to explore the entire range of educational and career opportunities available to them.
Utah CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Ca · reer
One’s calling in life; a person’s occupation; one’s profession.
Col · lege
Any institution of higher education that awards a degree or credential post-high school graduation. This includes, but is not limited to, universities, community colleges, trade schools and more.
College Can Change Everything