Our Services

Specialized Career Guidance’s integrated approach and specialized solutions offer results unlike anything else available in the industry. However, it is the character and work ethic of our consultants that will leave you most impressed.

Our mission is to build a better workforce for a better world. We take our work personally and become invested in your success.



Educators and School Districts

Moving You Forward

Our work with educators is laser focused and generates results quickly. Our goal is to build workforce development pipelines that make invisible career pathways visible and advance the recruitment and retention of a diverse, inclusive and equitable workforce.

What Might This Look Like For You?

We work with high school principals, CVTE directors, guidance counselors and career counselors to create post-secondary career pathways for students and workforce pipelines to employer-partners. Our programs are designed to align with local and regional industry priorities.

Our solutions for educators and school districts may include:

  • Building strategic partnerships with local and regional stakeholders such as employers, workforce boards, training partners and apprenticeship programs
  • Creating and facilitating comprehensive professional development programming
  • Creating strategic career exploration programming emphasizing regional priorities
  • Broadening knowledge of career pathways for students, educators and counselors
  • Developing programs linked to higher post-secondary enrollment, such as dual enrollment and early college
  • Creating a Career Pathway Success Council for non-vocational schools
  • Strengthening advisory boards for CVTE schools

“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!"

Josh Otlin | Principal Milford High School


Employers and Training Partners

Moving You Forward

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. We collaborate with clients to create career pathways and develop recruitment strategies to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.

What Might This Look Like For You?

Our solutions for employers and training partners may include:

  • Developing strategic partnerships with school districts and educational institutions
  • Development of an apprenticeship model tailored to the specific needs of your company
  • Conducting needs assessments, strategic planning and program creation for sustainable workforce pipelines
  • Connecting employers to workforce training providers and funding sources to upskill current staff
  • Establishing successful career exploration, work-based learning and internship programs with regional high schools

“In collaboration with Specialized Career Guidance, our team at AccuRounds provided high school students an overview of advanced manufacturing thru 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.”

Michael Tamasi | President and CEO, AccuRounds


“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



Moving You Forward

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.

What Might This Look Like For You?

Our solutions for Associations may include:

  • Evaluating the geographic scope of members to determine effective regional outreach measures
  • Identifying potential partnerships with schools and training partners
  • Creating professional development programs that build career pathway awareness among educators
  • Developing educator externships to expand knowledge of career pathways, advancement opportunities and educational requirements
  • Creating programs to facilitate mentorship, internships and job shadow opportunities
  • Expanding student participation in workforce training programs

"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 | Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Inc.


The SCG Workforce Pipeline Accelerator Membership Program

Our work is collaborative, comprehensive and targeted to provide clients with a strategic framework for building career pathways and workforce pipelines.

The SCG Workforce Pipeline Accelerator is a 4-part framework to create high quality post-secondary career placements so that ALL students graduate with a plan.