New website helps K-12 students ‘Be Ready’ for college, career selection

March 04, 2013

Readiness is the message to St. Charles County students through a new website,, launched to help them successfully transition from K-12 to college and then a career.

New website helps K-12 students  ‘Be Ready’ for college, career selection

SCC created the community-wide site to fill a need, answering frequently asked questions from both students and the community. It connects students and parents to information about college and careers, regardless of a student’s choice of college or career and also allows employers to connect with students. 

“The ‘Be Ready’ site is another way for SCC to share expertise and its services to help students succeed,” said Kasey McKee, vice president for college advancement.

Students will find resources to plan, prepare and succeed in college, with tips on choosing the right college, keeping college affordable, studying and note taking. They also will learn how to choose a career path and be job-ready.

One section on the site encourages local businesses to sign up for a program to be piloted this fall that will include opportunities for mentoring, internships and job shadowing. The program is in partnership with Vision St. Charles County and the Education Committee of Partners for Progress St. Charles County.

The development of the “Be Ready” site was a collaboration of SCC staff members: Alane Breitmeyer, Instructional Design; Tammie De Los Santos, Workforce Development; Jennifer Lansdowne, Enrollment Services; Kasey McKee, College Advancement; Aimee Sagaser, Marketing and Communications; and Martha Toebben, Career Services.

This story was published in SCC's Chaz newsletter, Vol. 25, No. 1. 

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