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Career readiness classes are beneficial to education

Originally published in The Post Register – February 19, 2020 Like many of my peers, the looming shadow of potential student loans overwhelms me. I refuse to graduate from college with a weight of debt on my shoulders. That’s why I’m interested in getting a head start and exploring future career options without adding additional […]

Virtual FFA club opens in Wabash County

Originally published in The Paper of Wabash – February 18, 2020 With today’s technology, many things are readily available online. One can shop, play games, visit with family members far away and more. As of last fall, students at the Indiana Digital Learning School can belong to a virtual FFA chapter based in Wabash County.  […]

Expanding Rural Students’ Opportunities is as Simple as Getting Online

Originally published in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education – February 13, 2020 When it comes to college, the odds are stacked against students like me. Neither of my parents went to college – my dad didn’t even graduate high school – and we live in a rural part of South Carolina, where college and career opportunities […]

Getting Students College and Career Ready

Originally aired on The Andy Caldwell Show – February 12, 2020 K12’s President of Career Learning Solutions, Dr. Shaun McAlmont, discussed the importance of making sure students are college and career ready with The Andy Caldwell Show. By exposing students to #CTE in high school, McAlmont said they can explore career paths without going into […]

Dissecting Gen Z

Originally published in Ratchet + Wrench – February 7, 2020 Tallo, an online platform that connects students with companies and colleges, conducted a survey with Generation Z (people born after 1996), to help determine what they are looking for in an employer. Here are some of the highlights of the survey: 99% of respondents said […]

South Carolina helps prepare young people for careers

Originally published in The State – January 27, 2020 When I enrolled in classes at Coastal Carolina University, I was so excited to begin my college journey. I thought that the school’s marine science program would be an opportunity to swim with dolphins and basically play in the water all day. But I didn’t quite […]

White House Calls for Career Ed in All High Schools

Originally aired on WJIM-FM – February 10, 2020 Steve Gruber: Dr. McAlmont. Welcome to the program. Dr. Shaun McAlmont: Hey good to see you Steve. Good to hear from you Steve Gruber: It’s always good to talk to you. So give me an idea when I when I try to find a carpenter, a plumber […]

The Keys to Recruiting Gen Z Employees

Originally published in Fender Bender Magazine – February 4, 2020 ​Tallo, an online platform that connects students with companies and colleges, conducted a survey with Generation Z (people born after 1996), to help determine what they are looking for in an employer. Here are some of the highlights of the survey:  99% of respondents said it […]

Here’s how to enable Black Girl Magic at work

Originally published in Fortune – February 3, 2020 Happy Black History Month, everyone. We’re kicking off our coverage with some #BlackGirlMagic, courtesy of this opinion piece from Leilani M. Brown, senior vice president of Strategic Partnerships and External Engagement for K12, Inc. More coverage, including some spectacular Super Bowl #LatinaMagic below. *** Five years ago, […]