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Homeschool Advocate Recommends CollegePlus Webinar Series On Career Readiness
Homeschool advocate and small business owner Kevin Harper is recommending that high school or college age students and their parents register for a free webinar series on career readiness July 26 through August 14, 2012.
The series, which is sponsored by CollegePlus, will provide information and discussion on numerous topics of interest to home schooling families. CollegePlus is a college coaching program popular in the homeschool community that helps students shorten the amount of time it takes to obtain an accredited college degree and drastically reduce the cost of completing college.
The program works by providing coaches to guide students through the process of completing their chosen degree. It also comes with career counseling from a Christian perspective called Life Purpose Planning, which helps students and their parents choose a career that is in keeping with the students interests and gifts.
Free registration for the CollegePlus Webinar is located at http://www.collegeplus.org/
Harper says that homeschoolers have for too long assumed that home education had to stop at the high school or college level. CollegePlus actually allows high school age students to get a head start on college, called "dual enrollment."
"When our teens reached high school age, my wife and I started intensely researching how we were going to approach college in a way that would work for our family. We were introduced to the concept of credit-by-exam through a book called 'College Without Compromise,' and after doing more research settled on a coaching program called CollegePlus to facilitate a lot of the legwork needed to complete a degree independently."
“With the student loan crisis looming on the horizon, we're thrilled to be counseling our teens away from institutions that will saddle them with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. The College Experience just doesn't have to be that way.”
He says two of his own teens are more than halfway through their bachelor degrees, and will graduate from college debt free, one with a degree in Business Management, and the other with a degree in Communications.
Topics covered in the free webinar series will include:
The Lost Art of Internships & Mentoring
By Kevin Swanson, host of "Generations"
Webinar attendees will hear inspiring stories from Kevin Swanson about the power and origin of mentoring and how student scan maximize learning through internships.
Webinar: July 26, 2012 @ 5pm PT • 6pm MT • 7pm CT • 8pm ET
The Generation Leadership Gap: What the Business World is Clamoring After
By Dr. Jeff Myers, Summit Ministries
Dr. Myers will share what today’s CEOs are looking for in job applicants and the essential role of mentoring in building and passing on a lasting legacy.
Webinar: July 31, 2012 @ 5pm PT • 6pm MT • 7pm CT • 8pm ET
Issues Facing Gen Y "Millennials":
By John Stonestreet, Summit Ministries
Stonestreet will share the biggest obstacles facing "Millenials"
Webinar: August 2, 2012 @ 5pm PT • 6pm MT • 7pm CT • 8pm ET
The Rise of Entrepreneurialism
By Andrew Pudewa - Director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing; Renowned Speaker and Education Reformer
Pudewa's session will discuss the role of entrepreneurialism and capitalism as foundations of American society and how coupling these principles with diligence and character creates tremendous opportunity in today's marketplace.
Webinar: August 7, 2012 @ 5pm PT • 6pm MT • 7pm CT • 8pm ET
A Balanced View on Career and Family: What Young Men Should Aim for in Life
By Doug Phillips, Vision Forum
Phillips, a successful author and speaker in home education circles, will offer insights into the pitfalls facing this generation of young people and ways they can engage effectively in both the real world and with their families.
Webinar: August 9, 2012 @ 5pm PT • 6pm MT • 7pm CT • 8pm ET
Real Students and How They Became Market Prepared
By Panel of Recent College Graduates through CollegePlus
This panel of recent graduates through the CollegePlus program will share what they did to become market-prepared.
Webinar: August 14, 2012 @ 5pm PT • 6pm MT • 7pm CT • 8pm ET
Register for the free CollegePlus webinar series:
Kevin Harper and his wife Diane have been homeschooling parents and advocates for approximately 14 years and are passionate about it. With seven children under 20, two of whom are already over halfway through their college degrees with no debt, he is a firm believer in the value of home education as well as the character traits and skills learned through independent study. Kevin has shared some of his experiences with homeschooling through the college years at his College Plus Reviews blog. Neither www.CollegePlusReviews.com nor www.CollegePlusWebinar.com are associated with the CollegePlus organization.