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Career Navigation for Future Talent

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If you are or were ever a student, you might relate to this description of what routinely happens in school from Gorick Ng, author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right:

“Much of school is about bubbling bubbles, or filling in the blanks, or really conforming to highly structured environments where the syllabus will tell you what’s coming up. Instructions are nicely laid out.”

If you’re working now, or if you’ve ever looked for a job or spent time figuring out what career is right for you, you know that the journey from learning to working isn’t always “nicely laid out.” In fact, it can be ambiguous, unstructured, and complex. To complete the trek successfully, you have to engage in a good deal of what’s often called career navigation.

Welcome to the third episode of the Horizons podcast, where host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield shares insights from Ng and other experts about effective career navigation for young people—our country’s future talent.

 

While Ng focuses on the unspoken rules about getting into and succeeding in college and then finding a job and succeeding at work, workforce development experts Suzan LeVine and Mary Alice McCarthy explore the opportunities and challenges of youth apprenticeship. It’s a proven learn-and-earn training model that helps participants build a career mindset, but they note that U.S. youth apprenticeship programs would benefit from more policy support and more business and industry partnerships.

 

Finally, we hear from David Coleman, the CEO of the College Board, who talks about rethinking the impact of the SATs.

 

There are, of course, many options for learning, work, and the pathways one can choose en route to a rewarding career. Navigating that road can be bumpy for some and smooth for others. Listen to the third episode of the Horizons podcast to hear how systemic changes can lead to better career navigation for everyone—on both ends of the process.

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