Create a Sustainable Workforce Pipeline with High School Students
A workforce pipeline development consultancy training your organization how to tap into high schools as a resource for entry-level talent.
Create a Sustainable Workforce • Fill Job Opportunities • Influence Generational ProsperityBUILD A STRONGER WORKFORCE
Developing Scalable Workforce Pipelines Doesn’t Have to be Complex
30% of high school students go directly to the workforce, many without a career path or plan. At the same time, leading industries nationwide express concerns over the shortage of qualified candidates for entry-level positions.
A workforce solution is hiding in plain sight.
It all starts with the untapped talent pool of high school students.
Build Career Pathways in Collaboration with Specialized Career Guidance
Educators & School Districts
Laser-focused and generating results quickly, we unveil hidden career pathways and enhance the recruitment and retention of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce.
Collaborating with educators and school districts, we establish post-secondary career pathways and create efficient workforce pipelines with employer partners.
Our programs are meticulously crafted to align with local and regional industry priorities.
Employers & Training Partners
Our comprehensive consulting program is a structured process that quickly brings clarity, identifies stumbling blocks and implements steps to advance the recruitment and retention of entry level talent from high schools.
We collaborate with clients to create career pathways and develop recruitment strategies to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.
We work with Associations to address recruitment and retention challenges faced by members.
Our programs are designed to increase outreach efforts between Associations and Educators, expand knowledge of post-secondary options and increase workforce preparedness opportunities among students.
We don't just tell you how to build workforce pipelines, we show you.
- Training Educators, Employers, and Training Providers collectively to solve the entry-level workforce shortage and take action for long-term outcomes
- 80% placement from SCG Career Pathway Pilot Program
- Hundreds of students and educators have benefited from SCG Career Exploration, Programming & Events
The SCG Accelerator System™ Solutions
Our comprehensive suite of solutions and expert consultation packages enhance the efforts of your institution, company, or organization in cultivating a sustainable workforce aligned with employer needs.
SCG Strategy & Action Plan
- Know where to start, who to engage, how to move forward
- Small group facilitation helps clearly define next steps in building career exploration, career pathways and/or workforce pipelines
Efficient and strategic approach to bring clarity, an action plan, and a method to measure success within 60 days.
SIGNATURE ONLINE PROGRAM
SCG Workforce Pipeline Accelerator
- Learn how to build workforce pipelines through self-paced course
- 32 Mini Lessons
- Pilot Program Toolbox
- Customized Add-ons available
- Monthly access to SCG Consultants with live office hours
Become highly skilled at building and implementing teams and systems to engage high school students and transform them into motivated, trained and employed PRIOR to graduating.
TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS
SCG Customized Workforce Pipeline Program
- Based on your specific Strategy & Action Plan, receive a tailored program
- Strategic and efficient internal and external systems designed and built
- Key partners identified, recruited and developed as key collaborators
- Shared vision within your organization, stakeholder partners, and community
- Motivated, trained, contributing students, educators, employers
What Future Builders Like You Are Saying
In collaboration with Specialized Career Guidance, our team at AccuRounds provided high school students an overview of advanced manufacturing through a virtual tour followed by Q&A. Judi and her team planned a productive event, with excellent feedback from both our team and the students. Programs like these are vital in exposing students to viable career pathways. Specialized Career Guidance plays a key role in workforce development, connecting employers to their future workforce. It was a pleasure working with Judi.
President and CEO, AccuRounds
The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) recently undertook a concerted workforce development initiative for the commercial construction industry. While we represent some of the most sophisticated commercial builders in the country, we lacked the expertise to navigate the space between the educational community and our industry. After becoming a client of Specialized Career Guidance, we couldn’t be more pleased with our progress in creating pathways to employment between schools, community stakeholders, and our industry. Judi Vigna is an exceptional collaborator who creates synergistic connections with all stakeholders to make educational and vocational pathways to employment more diverse, inclusive, and navigable.
John S. Ferrante
CEO, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Inc.
Specialized Career Guidance took our Photonics Certificate Program to a whole new level. Judi Vigna brought the future direction into focus with suggestions about student experiences, funding, and industry pipelines. We will be forever grateful for her expertise, organization, and positive energy.
Dr. Cheryl Schnitzer
Director of the Photonics Certificate Program and Chemistry Professor, Stonehill College
Judi has been an exceptional partner that I hope to work with for many years to come. While Judi and her team are quintessential professionals and researchers, what really sets them apart is their expertise in workforce development, organizational improvement, and the institutional landscape in Massachusetts. The team is able to leverage this expertise to add tremendous value to schools seeking to elevate and accelerate their work to provide students with career pathways towards prosperity. I enthusiastically recommend them without reservation!
Principal, Milford High School
I have had the pleasure of knowing Judi for many years and I can confidently say I have never met anyone with as much infectious energy and drive. As founder and CEO of Specialized Career Guidance (SCG), Judi brings a level of expertise and support to our district that was previously lacking. Judi and her team have a special skill set for bringing a wide range of stakeholders together with varying perspectives, finding their common interests and building an infrastructure that benefits everyone involved. Judi’s commitment to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive opportunities for all students has had such a profound impact on our students. SCG truly cares about helping youth find options that will improve their future.
Superintendent, Plymouth Public Schools
Here’s How We Work with You
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Let's explore your needs and see if we're the perfect fit for each other.
See the Bigger Picture
Prepare for strategy and insights sessions where you and your team will gain clarity, set achievable goals, and receive a plan for the next steps.
Activate Your Plan
You can activate your customized strategy internally, inside our suite of tools, or continue the consultative process to put everything into play.
Leave the future better than you found it.
Everyone deserves to win, belong and prosper
Many high school students graduate with no clarified plan for entering the workforce. At the same time, leading industries in your region express concerns over the shortage of qualified candidates for entry-level positions.
Specialized Career Guidance, LLC (SCG) is a workforce development company with expertise building workforce pipelines between leading industries seeking to hire entry-level talent and the untapped talent pool that exists in our high schools.
We create the organizational systems and infrastructure necessary to establish, implement and grow workforce pipelines designed to provide students access to strong career paths, companies access to strong recruitment pipelines, enabling local economies to thrive and prosper.
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How to Ignite Motivation in High Schools Through Career Exploration
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At Specialized Career Guidance, a workforce pipeline development consultancy, we specialize in training organizations and educational institutions on how to harness the potential of high school students as an invaluable resource for entry-level talent so everyone thrives and prospers.