The internet and technology have drastically changed the way today's students learn. Opportunities that were never even dreamed of 10, 15, or 20 years ago are now high-demand industries. Students are starting to explore different career paths earlier and have more options, and today's traditional high school education models just aren't keeping up. What if your student could complete their typical high school course work while having access to elective courses and real-world learning opportunities that prepare them for their future career? That's where career readiness education comes in. Destinations Career Academy can help prepare your student for their career with a modern learning experience designed for today's job market.
Your student is approaching high school age. There has never been a better time to think about how to set them up for future success and help them discover something that is the perfect fit for them. At Destinations, your student has an opportunity to hone in on what excites them most and learn how to build a future around it. Whether pursuing higher education or joining the workforce, your student will feel prepared for their next step.
LEARNING BUSINESS AT K12-POWERED DESTINATIONS
As someone who grew up with the internet, your student is probably well aware of online learning, but we're pretty sure they haven't heard about a program that allows them to shadow people already in their desired industry. Career readiness education (CRE) is a new teaching and learning method that focuses curriculum around students' career interests. Students learn standard subjects like math and English while also taking electives in subjects like accounting or advertising.
Destinations Career Academy, powered by K12, is the perfect place for your student to receive their career readiness education. Destinations uses advanced learning platforms and a project-based learning style that helps prepare your student for the real world. Your student can:
Earn college credit
Gain work experience and industry exposure
Develop real-world skills
Prepare for industry-recognized certification exams
Gain a network of like-minded peers
Maybe your student dreams of being the CEO of their own company or a marketing expert for a major brand. Our Business Career pathway can help them begin to realize this dream. This pathway teaches your student the skills top businesses are looking for when hiring. In fact, our courses include activities that mimic what students face on the job. They'll be able to specialize in any of the following:
Hospitality: Food and Beverage
Hands-on experience is the best way to learn. We've structured our courses to provide your student with immersive, project-based learning. This allows them to solve real-world problems under the guidance of experienced instructors. They'll hone skills that most people have to learn on the job long before setting foot in an office building. This foundational knowledge will put them ahead of their peers in the job market.
In today's world, just about everything is done online, including running a business. Destinations enables students to use virtual tools they will likely use in their future workplace. Online learning teaches them transferable skills they can use in any future career.
Students also learn at their own pace and on a schedule that works for their learning style. Our schedule works around theirs. This flexible schedule allows students to pursue business interests and other hobbies outside the classroom. For example, students can learn how to be an entrepreneur while building their own business!
Our curriculum teaches students skills in time management, communication, critical thinking and problem-solving. Learning online also gives them a sense of what working within businesses is like today. Having this day-to-day experience gives them the chance to learn on the platforms they'll use when they move into their career.
Learning Business Online
The digital age is here, and technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives. From Instagram to YouTube, WhatsApp, and Google Calendar, all aspects of our lives are now accessible in the palm of our hand. Today's careers are no different. Technology isn't a luxury anymore; it's the lifeblood of many industries. Our business pathways let students explore, learn, and experience how businesses operate in this digital landscape.
They will learn:
Meeting etiquette and courtesy through online Class Connects
Collaboration and teamwork through group projects
Presentation and communication skills through virtual learning
All these skills are vital in today's business world. Destinations teaches your student skills to set them apart from others in the job market. By the time they enter their first interview, they'll be leaps and bounds ahead of other candidates with the skills learned in career readiness education.
LEARNING FROM THE PROS
One of the best ways to learn about business is from people in the profession. Nepris allows us to connect students with business professionals where they can learn first-hand. They'll learn from, and be inspired by, real people while discovering what's possible in the business industry. Best of all, they'll see what their success could look like. Here are just a few of the ways Nepris advances your student's career readiness education:
Live chats with business experts
Personalized sessions to match lessons
"Career Explorer" and "Ask the Expert" programming
Business-related guest lecturers
They'll build confidence with first-hand advice and face-to-face conversations. Since knowing how to network is an integral part of your student's future career, we will expose them to opportunities to do just that. Our programs partner with outside resources to provide students with mentors in their chosen field. These programs can help inspire your student in their education journey. They'll fuel their passion by talking with people who have been living their dream, and making connections that can benefit their future career path.
NETWORKING WITH EMPLOYERS
While traversing the business pathway at Destinations, your student can find their dream job or college before even finishing high school. Our networking platform, Tallo, makes this possible. This unique tool functions like a combination of Facebook and LinkedIn. They'll create a profile that shows their talents, skills, and passions. Tallo will connect them with like-minded businesses, colleges, and company recruiters. They can also find scholarship information, internship opportunities, and apprenticeships by accessing this platform.
Destinations Career Academy's business pathway programs set the stage for your student's future success. Your student might see their future pitching the next great invention, building a unique business of their own, or helping companies define their brand. Whether they plan to start on their path to the future by earning a college degree or wish to jump straight into the working world, Destinations prepares your student for their next step.
*Opportunities vary by school. Please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.