Disaster-Proofing As we speak’s Learners with Jean Eddy


Jean Eddy, President and CEO of American Pupil Help (ASA) joins host Mike Palmer in a dialog about empowering college students by way of profession exploration starting in center faculty. Jean highlights the concepts touched on in her new ebook, Disaster-Proofing As we speak’s Learners: Reimagining Profession Training to Put together Youngsters for Tomorrow’s World.

We study Jean’s skilled origin story, having spent most of her profession in larger training supporting younger folks, beginning in monetary support and dealing her manner as much as chief working officer at a college earlier than becoming a member of ASA. From there, we hear how ASA has pivoted its mission to get forward of scholar debt points by working with youthful college students (center schoolers) on profession exploration. Analysis has proven that center faculty is one of the best time to assist college students uncover their pursuits and skills, then discover associated careers and school choices earlier than the higher-pressure eventualities of highschool. ASA makes use of digital platforms like its Futurescape and TikTok to interact tens of millions of scholars every year in enjoyable, related career-based studying.  

Jean advocates beginning profession conversations early, arming college students with adaptable abilities like communication and problem-solving, and exposing them to various, non-traditional pathways past the “school for all” mindset. With the best preparation and assist, extra college students can discover fulfilling futures that align with the evolving wants of our financial system and society. Jean brings an empathetic, human-centered method to empowering in the present day’s learners whereas difficult training to reimagine the way it prepares college students for tomorrow’s world.

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Episode References



Jean Eddy. (2023). Disaster-Proofing As we speak’s Learners: Reimagining Profession Training to Put together Youngsters for Tomorrow’s World. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. https://www.amazon.com/Disaster-Proofing-Todays-Learners-Reimagining-Training/dp/1475872445



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