COVID has changed the way students move through the pipeline to the workplace and college: businesses and corporations need to recalibrate how they support young people to become college and career ready.
Over the last decade, CFES Brilliant Pathways has helped dozens of corporations create programs that prepare low-income students for college and the workplace. CFES designed EY’s College MAP (Mentoring for Access & Persistence) program that has helped 2,000 youth in 38 cities attain degrees. Colgate Palmolive and CFES recently partnered where Colgate employees shared their pathways to higher education and the workplace with 1800 CFES students. Other recent CFES partners include: Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, GE, Southwest Airlines and TransPerfect.
CFES can create individualized programs for corporations, train employees to mentor and support students in local communities and even identify an ideal school for a corporate partnership. To help corporate leaders develop the skills and knowledge they need to move the next generation through the pipeline, CFES is offering a five-session training in March. The CCR (College & Career Readiness) Advisor training for corporate leaders will begin on March 23, 2021. Each session runs between 45 and 60 minutes; participants who complete the training will be certified by the University of Vermont.