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.

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About the Author:

Rick Dalton, CEO & President of CFES-Brilliant Pathways, is a former college admissions director whose organization has helped over 100,000 underserved students from rural and urban communities across the nation become college and career ready. Dr. Dalton is co-author of College for Every Student: A Practitioner’s Guide to Building College and Career Readiness. Contact Dr. Dalton at