CFES Brilliant Pathways has helped more than 100,000 students prepare for college and career in more than 150 schools, in both urban and rural areas. Last year, colleges and universities couldn’t spend $100 million in financial aid for children like yours to afford college. You will learn how to access college funding and find the right college leading to a successful career in this impactful 2 hour, 4 session training. This training will help you ensure that your child is not just on the pathway to college, but on the pathway to college and career success.

During this training, we will explore the following topics:

  • How you can support your child
  • Connecting college to career
  • Choosing the right college
  • How to pay for college
  • What do you do with this information to move your child down their college and career pathway?

Session 1

Live Virtual Opening

In the opening session, CFES Brilliant Pathways professionals will define what College and Career readiness is. Share best practices for helping young people realize their career and college dreams. Discuss which new skills are needed in college and the workplace and share strategies to help young people forge a pathway to realize their dreams.

Essential Skills Definitions

My Child’s Profile

My CCR Map

Session 2

Career Pathways

Building college and career pathways is critical in helping students shape their future. In this session, participants will learn how to help students identify strengths and weaknesses and, in turn, determine viable and rewarding career paths. Participants will acquire tools to help students identify, pursue and secure jobs, as well as leverage CFES partners and resources, online tools, and other support.

Career Outlook Scavenger Hunt

Networking Activity

Brilliant Career Lab

Session 3

Educational Pathways

Selecting the right college or technical school can be challenging. Young people need to consider many factors in selecting a postsecondary option: location, course of study, size, vibe, cost, and affordability, etc. In this session, we will explore the different types of colleges and technical schools to help your child make an informed decision on their future and to find the “right fit.”

Virtual College Visits

Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid Myths and Facts

Session 4

Live Virtual Closing

The live closing session will bring together all these topics and show participants how to integrate them into a cohesive plan. You will learn from CFES professionals, engage in collaborative discussions with other families, and be presented with additional CFES resources to support you with your child’s college and career plan.

College Readiness Timeline

CFES 10-Point Plan

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