SXSW EDU 2021
Accepting that a Degree is Not a Panacea
Through personalized learning experiences and discovery & exploration activities in middle and high school, students can find a path that works--even if the path doesn't include a degree. Join panelists as they discuss alternative education pathways including stacking courses for a credential, CTE pathways, gap years, and other non-degreed certifications or bootcamps. Discuss why these options deserve a seat at the table when youths are planning their career paths in pursuit of their passions.
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- Learn about alternative education pathways—options like stacking courses for a credential, CTE pathways, skill-specific certifications, and bootcamps.
- Recognize the importance of alternative pathways, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Understand the benefits of taking a gap year as part of a plan for continuing education and preparing for career.
Annabel Cellini, Chief Strategy Officer, American Student Assistance