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Are you looking to move from a job to a career? Maybe you are looking for a promotion, or you’re looking to provide an example of life-long learning to your kids. Not sure where to start or how to make the right decisions for you? ACPE and the Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS.org) has FREE tools to help you from every angle
It is important to know that there are many options underneath the umbrella of postsecondary education – which is great because one option may work for one but not for another. Some prefer the classroom setting; others prefer hands-on training, or a hybrid of both. The questions below are a great way to gauge what postsecondary path aligns with your preferred style of learning.
In a locker, in a desk? Maybe my car? Or backpack? Where did I leave the information for that scholarship? Who was I supposed to call back? When is my scholarship application due?
It’s the end of the school year, there is a lot going on. How will I keep it all straight?
From trying to decipher financial aid and college forms to remembering important deadlines, it was different for us, mainly because we didn’t have anyone in our family navigate this pathway before.
The areas I wish I had assistance with were Admissions, Financial Aid and the Enrollment Process. Although I didn’t have someone to help guide me through the college process, I will try and be THAT person for YOU!
What will your lifestyle look like when you finish postsecondary education and training? Will you be living in a house or apartment, eating out every night, riding a bike, going on vacations around the world? Your plans now will affect the choices available later.
It’s hard to plan without really mapping out what you want your life to look like. Use the Reality Check budgeting assessment to see if your education plans meet the lifestyle you have in mind.
Where to start Personal Learning & Career Plans (PLCPs)? How to start? Which direction
should I take? I had these same questions when I sat down to write this blog entry. There are so many
directions I could go - just get to the point; draw some mind pictures. There is so much to write about
PLCPs. You are probably having similar questions as you approach the transition from high school to
college and career training. There are so many resources, many of them raising more questions than