Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Recognize and explore the correlation between education, training, and potential lifetime income.
Calculate the costs of post-high school training options and analyze the return on investment (ROI) based on career choices, including understanding the cost differences between public and private, and between nonprofit and for-profit education and training.
Identify sources of funding to assist in post-high school education opportunities and the cost of repayment.
Understand the use and advantages of 529 plans and the benefit of planning early for paying for the cost of post-secondary education and training.
Understand the process for and benefits of FAFSA completion.
Utilize the FAFSA4caster to explore the FAFSA process. Seek guidance from school counselors.
Identify components to be included on a resume and/or electronic professional profile, such as appropriate contact information; educational, work, and volunteer experience; skills; certificates obtained; accomplishments; interests; and references.
Identify sources and strategies for and benefits of networking for finding employment, whether for summer jobs or full-time career placement.