Golden Path Solutions empowers students to take control of their future career paths today.
Graduation is an exciting achievement for students, but it can also be nerve-wracking. Research shows that many students don’t do enough planning before graduation and leave school feeling unprepared for what comes next. You may have unanswered questions like:
- What type of school should I attend?
- Do I even want to go to post-secondary school?
- What career would be a great fit for me?
- What’s even out there?
Without a plan, post-secondary education can be a risky endeavor, especially from a financial perspective. Student loan debt is at an all-time high. Students graduating with a four-year degree average $30,000 of debt while students with a two-year degree average about $10,000. What’s more, 80% of students change their college major at least once and 50% at least twice, and many don’t even end up getting a job in their field of study. When you take these things into consideration, you start to realize there must be a better way.
We agree! At Golden Path Solutions, we believe it doesn’t have to be this way. We take the uncertainty out of planning for the future by providing students just like you with a way to understand yourself better, including your skills and talents, and help you narrow down your post-secondary education and potential career path in a more efficient way. Our new system, Compass, is designed to help you:
- Understand yourself better
- Plan for potential careers that might fit you and your educational path
- Connect with opportunities from local employers and potentially have a guaranteed job aligned with your skills once you finish school
- Potentially enter an agreement with a future employer offering financial assistance for tuition
Help you identify your skills and talents by looking at the things you’ve done and are interested in
Expose you to all the careers tracked by the Department of Labor, and what might be a good fit for you
Expose you to local employers who have workforce needs, and educate you on their positions, a day in the life, etc.
Help you get work experiences, internships, etc with local employers
Help you pay for school and have a job waiting for you by establishing work agreements with local employers
COMPASS BENEFITS STUDENTS NOW & IN THE FUTURE
The benefits of the Golden Path Solutions model and the Compass application are numerous when following the process mentioned above. By providing you with better insights into your skills and talents and connecting you with employers early on, we can achieve great results!
Golden Path Solutions helps you:
HOW IT WORKS
Compass collects information about the experiences that you as a high school or college student have had, including the classes you’ve taken, activities you’ve participated in, jobs you’ve had, your hobbies and interests, and your personality. Compass then uses this information to help you identify the unique skills and raw talent you possess and to introduce you to different career opportunities that need those skills, some of which you may not have been aware of or considered before. All of this information is just for you, but you can also choose to make yourself available to match with potential employers that are looking to build their future workforce.
We find potential matches by working with companies to identify the skills and talents that are needed for success in certain roles and what educational paths are the best fit. If you have the skills and experiences that might indicate a good fit between you and an employer, the employer may choose to sponsor your post-secondary education in exchange for a work agreement. In addition to a guaranteed job and potential tuition reimbursement after graduation, you’ll benefit from internships and the employer’s guidance throughout your education.
Our team maintains an active role until the terms of the agreement are met. We track your progress to ensure you remain engaged and get the agreed-upon education and training. This innovative approach allows you to go through school feeling confident that you are getting the education you need to succeed and knowing you have a job that you will love waiting for you. As an added bonus, you may even finish school with little to no student loan debt should an employer choose to sponsor your education.
What does it mean to be sponsored by an employer?
Sponsorships vary by employer, but it typically means that an employer would pay for some or all of your tuition and expenses in exchange for being able to work with you on your educational path and a work agreement when you graduate.
I don’t know if I want a sponsorship with an employer. Is that okay?
Of course! We want you to benefit from learning about your skills and the opportunities that are out there, but you can choose to not be interested in sponsorships. If you do want to be considered for sponsorships and one is offered to you, you can always say no if you don’t think it’s the right fit
Is my information ever shared without my consent?
If you are using Compass through a school license, your information is seen by your counselor, just like your grades are. But your information is not shared with staff at Golden Path or with sponsoring employers without your expressed consent (or your legal guardian if you are under 18).
How often should I be updating Compass?
We recommend updating Compass at least monthly or quarterly, or whenever you have a new experience or finish a semester of classes. We want you to learn a little bit more about yourself every time you have a new experience to capture in Compass.
What if I want to use Compass, but my school doesn’t have it yet?
Reach out to us at email@example.com for individual usage options.
How is my GPA factored into a sponsorship?
Putting grades into Compass helps us understand you a little bit better, but more to see what classes you did better than your average GPA, which might indicate an interest or talent in that subject. We don’t weigh a 3.5 GPA better than a 2.5 or worse than a 4.0.