"Students must grasp the reality that there is no instant-gratification in the work place."
This is the next answer we would like to cover from the “FCPS Career and Technical Education Committee Industry roundtable” attended by Dr. Wu.
The committee was digging deep into changes needed to better prepare our high school students for the real world.
These days we are becoming accustomed to the world at our fingertips. With a click of a button we can do more than ever before. But the traditional work environment is not really within this realm. Companies require hard work, from the ground up. The long list of employee requirements is growing, yet many students are entering this world thinking they should be able to jump right to the top.
Not only do we have to change our mindsets when it comes to instant-gratification, we have to change our mindsets about entry-level. Those who succeed see the advantages, see the obtainable skills, and therefore reap the benefits.
We are working hard at Veritas to help students fully understand the work and passion they need. We guide them to dream big, and then put in their full heart and effort into laying the ground work for a future. We walk side by side with them, looking at the end goal. Asking them, how do we get there? Let's make a plan, let's make sure you succeed.
Do you have what it takes to succeed in the real world? Let us know! Our Student-centered classes are focused on preparing students in these key areas! More importantly, we aim to help students Think Deep, Act Big!
Contributed by: Jade Rhoden
Photo Credit: Neda Shadbakht. Taken in Busembatia, Uganda.