THECB releases free college and career planning tool for families
Jan. 26, 2023, Austin – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has launched a new tool called Tomorrow Ready Texas to help parents and guardians support their teens with college and career planning. The tool provides Texas families with the resources they need to support their child’s success after high school – in college, a career, or military service.
Tomorrow Ready Texas includes step-by-step action plans for families with teens in 8th through 12th grade. Families can customize these plans to match their child’s specific interests and goals, and stay on track with deadlines, milestones, and career goals. The free resource also includes specific information for families of students with disabilities.
“As a parent of three teenagers, I understand how overwhelming planning for college and career can be for students and their families. Families are often surprised by how soon students are asked to make important decisions, and we receive large amounts of information from various sources,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller. “Tomorrow Ready Texas is designed to help families of young Texans cut through the noise and develop plans for turning their students’ hopes for the future into attainable goals they can achieve in a timely and affordable way.”
Parents who sign up for a free account gain easy, one-stop access to expert advice, articles, reminders, and checklists, as well as information about upcoming deadlines for applications, financial aid, and course selection.
Tomorrow Ready Texas was developed by Texas OnCourse, THECB’s college and career planning initiative for counselors and advisors, in collaboration with the Texas Workforce Commission.