One of the first steps to becoming a successful and productive adult is completing high school or obtaining your GED. Many jobs require that you have at least a high school education or GED.
It is important to understand that you can start preparing for your career while you are in high school. For instance, if you want to be a carpenter, you should take math classes such as algebra and geometry in high school so you are prepared to go to training as a carpenter when you graduate.
If you know what you want to do after high school, talk to your high school counselor or NANA’s shareholder development department about what you can do now to prepare for your successful future!
NANA started visiting with our youth in the NANA Region in 2007. Our visits focus on preparing our youth for success. Topics of discussion include the value of a strong work ethic, the importance of completing high school and staying away from drugs and legal issues.
Heading out into the workforce after high school can be terrifying and exciting all at the same time. To be successful in your transition from high school to the workforce, you need to have good interview skills. See the employment section for interviewing skills and tips.