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

September 05, 2013

Regardless of a student’s choice of college or career, readiness is the message to St. Charles County students through a new website,, launched by St. Charles Community College to help students successfully transition from K-12 to college and then a career.

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, whether or not a student plans to attend SCC.

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.

“We realize it can be difficult to know what questions to ask about college and career, particularly if this is the first time down that path,” said Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., president, St. Charles Community College. “The website provides helpful information to students so they can make good choices."

The site is the latest effort at SCC to address college and career readiness. SCC also offers a number of developmental courses, programs and support services, and works closely with its K-12 partners and employers in fields related to its academic offerings, to provide opportunities for students.

“SCC offers excellent academic and personal support, but many high school students don’t know everything that’s available at the college level – here or at other colleges,” said Martha Toebben, career services manager. “This website allows access to much-needed information while students are considering their options – before they choose which college to attend, or which career to pursue.”

For more information, contact Toebben at 636-922-8243 or

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit


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