Career and College Readiness


 

EXPLORE Options

 
 

Learn about the special programs offered in Mankato Public Schools to help develop career and college readiness for students

 
 
 

EXPLORE HS Plans

 


Learn how students use a multi-year academic plan (MYAP) to focus on career pathways in high school.


 
 
 

EXPLORE Interests

 
 

Naviance is a career and college exploration program available to students in 6-12 grade.

 

 
 
 

EXPLORE Careers

 

Students can explore careers during high school in many ways. Through work-based learning (WBL) opportunities and career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) students can take technical skills and apply them to the workplace.

 
 
 
 
 
 
What is Career & College Readiness?
Career & College Readiness is a concept that begins as early as elementary school to help students understand, explore, plan and prepare for a world beyond high school.  Starting with a plan that connects learning and life to discover personal strengths through exploration of career and college opportunities. Our goal is that every student who leaves the doors of Mankato Public Schools is equipped with 21st Century Skills that will enable them to be successful in their futures.
 

"To be career- and college-ready, means a high school graduate has the knowledge, skills, and competencies to successfully pursue a career pathway including postsecondary credit leading to a degree, diploma, certificate, or industry-recognized credential and employment."

"Students who are career and college ready are able to successfully complete credit-bearing coursework at a two- or four-year college or university of other credit-bearing postsecondary program without need for remediation"

Minnesota Department of Education, Office of College and Career Success - 2014

"Students who are career and college ready are able to successfully complete credit-bearing coursework at a two- or four-year college or university of other credit-bearing postsecondary program without need for remediation"

Minnesota Department of Education, Office of College and Career Success - 2014

Research shows that the progress a child makes toward post-secondary and career readiness by 8th grade is critical to their future success.  Mankato Public Schools offers a multi-dimensional approach to help students develop plans, explore careers, and develop knowledge and skills to accomplish their goals.

 
 

 

Why Did I Choose College? MN Dept of Ed

"What I Wish I'd Known About College" MN Dept of Ed

 

Contact: Kim Mueller