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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.

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

Career and Financial Aid Resources

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Career Exploration & Planning

These resources support individuals in exploring career opportunities and making informed decisions about their professional paths. The links and documentation here provide tools and resources for career searches, interactive tools for job seekers, guidance on navigating the job market, and information on financial aid options.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

A well-curated resource page for financial aid and scholarships is a crucial tool for students navigating college, postsecondary, and career technical education pathways. These resources empower students and play a pivotal role in alleviating financial barriers, ensuring individuals can pursue their education and career goals without undue financial strain.

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Contact the Wayne RESA Workforce Department

Krista McKinney-King

Director of Workforce Development, CTE, Adult Ed & Career Counseling

Danielle Bean Jackson

Career Counselor

Paul Carlin

Career Counselor

Christopher Ferrell

Career Counselor

Dena Greene

Career Counselor

Latanja Lilly

Career Counselor

Quan Neloms

Career Counselor

Lisa Sadikot

Career Counselor