645- Triple Their Success
Episode Title: Triple Their Success
A trifecta of workplace skills can enhance your child’s chances of success in a fast-changing workplace. Here’s how you can help, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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You’re now in The Perna Syndicate—and I’m glad you’re here! We’ve been talking this week about the dynamic competitive advantage that young people need in today’s workforce. It’s a trifecta of robust academic knowledge, strong technical competency, and valuable professional skills. So how can we empower kids to develop these skills?
First, we can help them explore earlier. At thousands of dollars per semester, college is not the best time to experiment. You can support your child’s career exploration in middle and high school by encouraging their participation in career-focused programs, internships, apprenticeships, and other hands-on experiences that give them a taste of the real thing. The sooner they explore their path, the further they can go.
Second, we should consider all postsecondary pathways. College can be a great option if your chosen career requires it, but it’s only one of many rewarding pathways available today. And, given the nation’s staggering student loan debt, it’s certainly not the best choice for everyone. All options should be on the table, without stigma or prejudice, to allow your child to make the choice that aligns with their career and lifestyle goals.
To succeed in the new, ever-changing workforce, your child will need a trifecta of robust academic knowledge, technical competency, and professional skills. And with your help, they can get it.
Thanks for tuning into The Perna Syndicate this week! As always, you can get in touch with me at MarkCPerna.com with any questions or comments. I always love to hear from you. That’s all for now…we’ll see you next week for more on The Perna Syndicate!