In the new world of COVID-19, the ability to adapt to virtual learning environments has gone from being a “plus” to a “must” for moving young people to college and career readiness.
In fact, the education landscape has seen more changes in the last six months than in the last 30 years. Some of these changes include an emphasis on virtual teaching and learning, a reinvigorated commitment to social justice, and exponential changes in both higher education and careers.
Drawing on its three decades of experience, national nonprofit CFES Brilliant Pathways in Essex, NY, is increasing training and virtual college- and career-readiness support for students and schools in rural and urban areas, as well as sharing its strategies for responding to new educational demands.
STRATEGY #1: Monthly College and Career Readiness (CCR) Advisor Training
School counselors are maxing out their bandwidth. A recent survey of 5,300 middle and high school counselors reported that they wanted to help students graduate from high school and attend college but lacked the necessary resources and time.