5 Top Advanced Manufacturing Careers

Both high school and college graduates can apply their technology skills to achieve success in these advanced manufacturing careers. The term manufacturing often brings to mind assembly lines and mass production of anything from vehicles to computers. But there is much more to the field of manufacturing, especially in advanced manufacturing careers. There are many [...]

Job Spotlight: Railroad Conductor

Freight and passenger trains are an important part of the transportation industry where a career as railroad conductor is available to high school graduates. AmTrak has set passenger records in the past 11 years, according to the National Association of Railroad Passengers, and the U.S. Department of Commerce confirms that about 300,000 people are employed [...]

By |2018-09-12T15:51:21-05:00September 12th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Integrator, Real World|0 Comments

Job Versus Career: What’s the Difference?

Not sure what you want to do after high school ends? Start planning the future by thinking about how to prepare for a job versus career. The words "job" and "career" are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two. A job is a single position that someone works in, whether for [...]

By |2018-08-16T16:15:53-05:00August 9th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

5 Ways to Get Ready for the New School Year

A new school year is just around the corner. Instead of dreading going back, take a few simple steps now to make sure this is your best school year ever. If you want this school year to be different than the last, you need to think about it and prepare differently in these last few [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:02:07-05:00August 8th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

5 Fun and Educational Games that Build Brain Power

Most people would find the phrase "educational games" to be an oxymoron. By definition, aren't games supposed to be fun? It turns out, many people don't realize that their favorite games are secretly teaching them problem solving and critical thinking skills. Add some of these educational games to your next game night to get your brain [...]

By |2018-07-25T16:47:46-05:00July 25th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

10 Great STEM Books to Put on Your Summer Reading List

School may be out, but the learning doesn't have to stop. All you need is a great summer reading list -- and we have a few ideas to get you started. Nothing completes a day at the beach or makes traveling on a family vacation fly by like an awesome book. While you may usually [...]

By |2018-05-16T14:31:33-05:00May 16th, 2018|How do I get there?, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher During Teacher Appreciation Week

It's the first full week of May, which means warmer weather, longer days, and the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week! While the immense worth of educators should be recognized every day of the year, it's great to have a week set aside to remind everyone to stop and say thank you for all the sacrifices [...]

By |2018-05-08T14:41:46-05:00May 8th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Job Spotlight: Desktop Publisher

Publishing can be done very professionally by a desktop publisher thanks to the many tools computer hardware and software provide. The ability to see how words and images can best be arranged on a page for the reader is a skill every desktop publisher must have. But this professional is not just a computer nerd [...]

By |2018-05-03T14:30:30-05:00May 3rd, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

5 Things You Should Ask Your Guidance Counselor

You probably know who your guidance counselor is, but knowing what they do and how they can help you succeed can be tricky since this role has changed so much. There was a time when the job of a guidance counselor was to simply discuss students' future plans, or work through fights between kids. These [...]

By |2018-04-24T17:15:19-05:00April 24th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

10 Qualities Standardized Tests Can’t Measure

It's that time of year again, when everyone from your friends and classmates to your parents and teachers are talking about standardized tests. When everyone is stressing the importance of doing well on standardized tests, the pressure of the SATs, ACTs, or state tests can become completely consuming and cause major anxiety. It almost feels like [...]

By |2018-04-20T17:00:23-05:00April 18th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments