Teens with Career Prep Experience Build Confidence and Important Life Skills
While career preparation for teenagers may seem overwhelming at first, especially when placed alongside core curriculum studies, it does come with many benefits. The hurdles of finding a job for youths and developing skills desired by employers can be challenges that actually facilitate deeper learning and stronger personal and professional growth. Don’t let overwhelm at the idea of career prep for teens stop you or your child from reaping some of the major benefits that it offers.
Career prep and work experience gives teens an opportunity to establish strong professional networks early.
Networking can open doors, and this is mostly for two reasons. First, humans are social by nature, and communications among a network offers up options that may not be known or available outside of that network. Second, simply being involved in strong professional networks can help teens spot new opportunities and even help to create new ones, by bringing fresh ideas of their own into the already-existing network.
It should also be noted that networking can help teens build better social skills, which increases confidence, a sense of belonging, and even personal empowerment.
Career prep for teens offers a wider perspective on job interests and life skills.
Meeting new people, being tasked to pick up new skills, and potentially getting the chance to earn and budget are all things teens can learn through career prep and possible internships. Having these experiences can broaden a teen’s understanding of life skills, in general. And, it can help them better gauge what naturally interests them about certain career paths. Exploring challenges and solutions at work, or in an intensive study program, can also bring awareness to a teen’s greatest strengths.
Career prep can help build professional credentials for teens.
It is vitally important to begin building a strong resume during the teenage years, and career prep can help with that endeavor. Having intensive career pathways studies can strengthen a high school resume for submissions to colleges, other specialized study programs, internships, and for job applications during or after the high school years.
Be sure to check out the Stride Career Prep For Teens YouTube Playlist for even more advice and information!
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