If your student is among the graduating high school class, you are probably thinking what’s next? More so than ever before, suitable post-secondary options are available for everyone. On a positive note, most of the fastest-growing jobs require less than a four-year college degree.
Here are a few options for you to assist a high school graduate with next steps to continue his or her education and prepare for the workforce:
- Help your student identify strengths including favorite subjects as well as courses where your student is most successful.
- Learn about majors offered by a local college using Find My College Major.
- Assist your son or daughter in connecting with someone who works in the careers of interest.
- Explore options for college and career programs on our higher education page.
- Encourage your son or daughter to visit Florida Shines and develop a career or higher education plan.
- Visit college campuses and technical centers to learn more about the environment and to determine the best fit for your son or daughter.
- Look for the most economically feasible option for your goals. Options include your community college, your public technical center, an apprenticeship and more.
- Assist your student with applying for financial aid which is available for both college and career programs. Explore your options here.