How Does My Student Get There?

Stop 4: How Does My Student Get There?

For students who need to complete their high school education or choose a trade school or vocational program, we always direct them to our Road Map to Student Success for guidance. This handy guide lays out the simple steps they need to move forward. If your daughter or son hasn’t taken a look, download the Road Map to Student Success here — and take a look for yourself, so you’re on the same page.

The Road Map to Student Success includes the following stops:

  • Career and trade school education info
  • Figuring out where students fit
  • How students get there (choosing a school)
  • Financial planning
  • Imagine America scholarships
  • Surviving in school
  • Tips for career success

Here are some of the top benefits that attract students to career training programs:

  • Can often be completed in 12-24 months
  • Can be paid for with a variety of financial aid options
  • Frequently include career advisers and internships to help transition from education to their next job
  • Can offer online and on-campus options for greater flexibility and convenience

Plus, if your child decides to keep on traveling down the learning path toward higher education, many of these programs can lead into associate degree programs or preparation for pursuing a bachelor’s degree when they are ready. But in the meantime, taking an efficient path to developing professional skills can get them in the workforce more quickly.

College education can be expensive. However, there are ways you can save money. On our next stop, we'll talk about how to pay for school …


Paying for college can be a little bit scary. Let Imagine America help. Find out how.

Apply for scholarships using our mobile app!

The IAF app delivers tools and resources perfect for students of all ages — as well as high school counselors, career college administrators, and college and university administrators. Matching your school with scholarship opportunities, applying to your school and even checking your application status have never been easier.