Planning program to aid students
November 13, 2007
From Submitted Reports
JOLIET -- Plainfield South High School has partnered with
Career Vision, a division of the not-for-profit Ball Foundation,
to educate families about the importance of focused career
About 125 students and parents attended SMART Goals: Planning
Now for Your Teen's College and Career Success, an event featuring
Career Vision to help parents learn how to help their students
plan for college and career success.
Statistics show that a third of students leave college their
first year, a third never graduate, and over half of students
take five or six years to graduate. Considering that a college
education can cost between $50,000 and upwards of $100,000,
such statistics make it imperative that parents and students
plan their college experience.
The evening program, covered specific "backward planning"
steps parents can take with their students to facilitate early
career exploration and build confidence in their decision-making
PSHS junior Hector Reyes won a Career Vision Assessment Scholarship.
Career Vision provides a proven method, backed by over 30
years of scientific research, to match individuals with the
best educational and career choices for their ultimate success
For more information about Career Vision, call their office
at (630) 469-6270 or call PSHS counselor Natalie Kleefisch
at (815) 577-5557. Information about career vision may be
found at www.careervision.org.