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Postsecondary Navigation

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Overview

The Wayne RESA Postsecondary Success Navigator helps provide navigational support for referred recent graduates of the Career Counseling initiative. Post secondary navigators empower alumni to build and pursue their unique career roadmap, develop resiliencies to cope with the challenges of transition, gain courage to advocate for themselves, and cultivate a network to support their goals. They are passionate about helping recent graduates find success in the next stage of their education or career.

Additionally, the Postsecondary Success Navigator helps to support the Department of Workforce Development by enhancing partnerships with traditional and non-traditional postsecondary programs as well as workforce partners. Through a collaborative approach we’re able to increase awareness and access to opportunities and create the talent pipelines to address the workforce demands of the present and future.

Support includes

  • Ongoing career exploration counseling for undecided youth
  • Resource building to address challenges associated with socioeconomic status, transportation, health/mental health
  • Assistance with enrollment steps for postsecondary programs
  • Connections to Peer Mentors as well as Professionals In Industry related to career goals
  • Career development educational workshops and resource sharing

 

Key Graduate Data Points

Graduates experience challenges impacting their goals
74%
of students persist through their first year in post secondary education.
Graduates experience challenges impacting their goals
28%
of 2019 graduates indicated that difficulty paying for school/training was an obstacle.
Graduates experience challenges impacting their goals
30%
of graduates change their minds about their career 6 months after graduation.
Graduates experience challenges impacting their goals
78%
of graduates experience challenges impacting their goals.

Resources

Brad Minton

Post-Secondary Success Navigator