Career & Educational Counseling - Free to Counseling Connection Clients
Educational Counseling Support is FREE to Counseling Connection Clients!
Many of our clients have been negatively impacted by the economic downturn that our nation has faced these past few years. Some have lost their jobs and find it difficult to compete for other jobs. Furthering one's education is one factor that can help increase the employability of people and we can assist our clients in doing so. Counseling Connection provides our clients with a login name and password to access its educational support websites which can help them further their education at a rapid pace without having to empty their savings accounts to do so. In fact, there are more than three thousand resources linked to the sites to help adult learners needing to further their education. If you would like to know more about this support, ask your clinician for more information.
Educational Counseling: Finding the Right Pathway to a Brighter Future
If you watch prime time television, you have seen the commercials from the very expensive, private for-profit colleges and universities that offer you the opportunity to earn a degree out of the convenience of your own home. Did you know that millions of adults take their advice and go deeply in debt to earn the degree, yet there are hundreds of state and community colleges and private non-profit colleges and universities that offer the same degrees at a distance at a fraction of the cost. That's exactly what we empower our clients to do - Dare to compare with our degree exploration support.
Educational Counseling: Tuition-Free College Courses & More on SOCRATES
We provide unparalleled support with cutting-edge resources and systems that you will only find with us. On our student support website, SOCRATES, there are even more than 500 semester hours of tuition-free college courses that help students gain the knowledge they need to pass nationally-recognized exams accepted by thousands of colleges and universities across the nation. Many of these are even Hollywood-style video courses digitally streamed on the web. Ask your clinician for a login name and password to take advantage of SOCRATES - this, too, is free to Counseling Connection clients.
Tuition-free courses is only a fraction of the invaluable resources linked to SOCRATES. In fact, there are more than 3,000 links on the site, including low cost textbook providers, sites that match prospective students to sources of scholarships and grants, and much more.
Career Counseling – Our Online Seminar – Free to Counseling Connection Clients
Some people may have worked for years in a particular line of work, but when the economy tanked, their job may have been lost as a result. They know they need to pursue a new line of work, but are unsure what career path to pursue and what educational requirements would be associated with the new career. When it comes to Career Counseling, we totally disagree with the definition provided on Wikipedia:
"With career counseling, the focus is generally on issues such as career exploration, career change, personal career development and other career related issues. Typically when people come for career counseling they know exactly what they want to get out of the process, but are unsure about how it may work."
Personally, we have found that most who come in for career counseling do not "know exactly what they want" - it is exactly the opposite. As we mentioned above, they may be unemployed because the company that they had worked for over the past years has closed down and the job skills that the client has are not in demand in the area. Others may have a low paying job that many would refer to as a "dead-end" because there is little hope for ever getting promoted and making the pay that is needed by the client. Many are completely undecided in what they want to pursue for a career, (or for a second or third career, as most Americans change career paths several times before retiring in today's world). We offer hope and help for the undecided.
Our online seminar, Strategic Education Planning: Accelerated Paths to Degree Completion, presents 18 modules of instruction, including help the undecided plan their career and future. This seminar, which is free to Counseling Connection clients, also teaches students how to get the most out of the 3,000+ resources linked to SOCRATES. We have an entire section dedicated to "Help for the Undecided: Introspective Self-Assessment Tools," These resources are designed to provide an introspective reflection of the participants and help them explore career opportunities and the educational requisites needed to break into the field of employment.
For detailed information about our educational support, visit our other website, DegreeQuickly.com