After leaving high school, students must make the decision of whether to get a job or pursue higher education. Further one’s education can expand a person’s opportunities to find different jobs and earn more money. Although receiving a degree or certificate can increase opportunities, it is not the right choice for everyone. Higher education is often expensive and does not have the same services available to students.
THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF THIS SECTION:
Employment in a difficult for anyone, but there are additional barriers in teh workplace, preventing bullying and harassment, finding a job, and keeping a job. It includes information on applying for a job, interview skills, and disability disclosure tips. There are additional activities for resume development. This section of the toolkit can be used as an individual workshop or with the other sections in the toolkit.
Higher Education Powerpoint
This presentation addresses preparation for higher education.
Education White Paper
addresses education issues
contrasts the rights during high school vs. college
Talking to Your Professor
presents information for a professor meeting
a quiz to determine how you learn best
College Prep Checklist
skills necessary for each grade
spreadsheet to compare potential colleges