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CAREER NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Navigating the Challenges of the Increasingly Complex and Dynamic Career Landscape

THE CAREER LANDSCAPE HAS CHANGED FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS

CHOICE: There are more career options than ever before.
The greater opportunity afforded to students makes the identification of a career path more difficult.
COMPETITION: The job market is increasingly global.
The job skills of US teenagers is relatively week compared other OECD nations.
CHANGE: Technology is reshaping the career ecosystem.
It has disrupted the career status quo, altering the way people work and live, rearranging value pools, and creating entirely new products and services.
CREATIVITY: 21st Century careers require 21st Century Skills.
The 21st Century will reward students that can innovate, collaborate, and compete on a global scale.

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD REALIZE THE FULL POWER OF THEIR POTENTIAL

Students need support to help navigate the new challenges of the increasingly
complex and dynamic career landscape.
  • The dynamic 21st Century career landscape calls for consistency and structure in career planning programs.
  • Vast array of career choices demands a systematic approach to help students connect their passions to a career.
  • Providing hands-on career exploration is critical to success.
  • Limited resources make ongoing support and goal tracking challenging at the individual level.

SUPPORTING A GLOBAL SHIFT FROM CREDENTIALS TO COMPETENCIES

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PLAN FOR SUCCESS: Envision Works directly with districts to asses career readiness needs and deliver personalized career readiness programming.

IDENTIFY STUDENT STRENGTHS AND ASPIRATIONS: Provide structured services for students to take inventory of their skills and find their passion.

GAIN EXPOSURE:Provide opportunities for hands-on career exploration experiences.

PROGRESS TRACKING:Facilitate a structured process for career goal setting AND follow up/course correction.


Career Positioning System

WE START WITH A PERSONALIZED NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE DISTRICT 

We meet with key decision-makers and stakeholders within the district and community to assess career readiness needs and build personalized career readiness programming.

We partner with you to gain systemwide alignment and develop a clear 4-point Action Plan for Career Readiness Success:

  • Create a work plan to facilitate the launch of a personalized career readiness program.
  • Identify responsible parties and action items.
  • Identify key milestones and performance indicators.
  • Structure a community-wide kickoff to gain consensus on the state of career readiness goals and the path to change

Envision Career Positioning System

WE HELP STUDENTS FIND THEIR PASSION

Students need to engage in structured self-reflection to identify their interests, their passions, and their personality types.

The CNS COMPASS™ provides students with a personality profile and career inventory assessment that will help them identify their unique passion and connect it to a career trajectory:

  • Passion & Personality Map
  • Interests & Values Map
  • Leadership & Non-Cognitive
  • Skills Assessments
  • Career Action Plan
  • Education Action Plan
  • National Career Readiness
  • Certification

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WE PROVIDE HANDS-ON CAREER EXPLORATION EXPERIENCES

Students need to have hands-on exposure to different careers to make the best career decisions.

For over 30 years, Envision has provided career exploration experiences to over 800,000 students. Tailored to student aspiration, district goals, and career realities, we collaborate to develop indistrict Career Exploration Programming that provides:

  • Hands-on career exploration in partnership with business and academic leaders 
  • Access to a network of career professionals and mentors to enhance student leadership skills 
  • Opportunities to attend Envision’s national career exploration programs

Career Positioning System Tracking

WE TRACK TOWARDS THE FUTURE

Students need support in building a realistic plan for success and tracking their progress against their goals. 

We develop and oversee goal setting sessions for each student to create a personalized Career Exploration Plan. The companion Envision Career Navigator Platform supports ongoing goal setting and progress monitoring for students, parents, and advisors.

WE PARTNER WITH DISTRICTS TO DESIGN IMPACTFUL SYSTEM-WIDE SOLUTIONS FOR EARLY CAREER EXPLORATION AND PLANNING.