Career Preparation Resources for Parents and Mentors

With the tremendous impact of technology on all career fields, the options for your child have grown enormously. Transitions within the academic setting and to a work setting are exciting, yet challenging, for both you and your child.

There are many things you can do to assist and guide your child through this maze of options.

  1. Encourage your child to participate in work-based learning programs.
  2. Explain the Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) systems to your child.
  3. Involve yourself in your child's Individual Education Plan and make sure employment-preparation activities are included.
  4. Learn about available adult services.
  5. Prepare your child for the transition to independent adulthood.

The following resources can be used to help preparing students for careers: