PGSF Career Assessment Tool Helps Students Find Ideal Line of Work
WARRENDALE, Pa. — February 24, 2016 — The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has partnered with Peak Focus to bring students a powerful tool called the Harrison Assessment Career Navigation System to support them in finding a career that will best suit them, as well as impact their happiness and fulfillment for many years to come.
PGSF doesn't just provide them with a career report, it provides an interactive, online tool which will allow students to see more than 650 careers ranked in order according to their likes and dislikes. They'll be able to sort the careers by education levels, search for enjoyment levels related to specific careers, or explore what they would like or dislike about specific careers. They can also run reports related to their greatest strengths or likely career development issues.
“As a student, choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions of your life. You can now find a career that aligns with your interests, personality, and the things you like doing,” explained Julie Scher, managing partner of Harrison Assessments and founding partner of Peak Focus. “The Harrison Assessment Career Navigation System is based on world-wide research that clearly shows that when you find this alignment, you are more than three times as likely to succeed in your career.”
John Berthelsen, VP of development, PGSF, relayed, “The future of the graphic communication industry depends on people — talented people to fill the gap our industry is just beginning to experience." He continued, "We believe that our partnership with Harrison Assessments and Peak Focus will help students to fill this gap. Together we are building for the future.”
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit, private, industry directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is “To strengthen the print and graphic communication industry by providing scholarship assistance.” In 2015, over 200 students, attending 82 schools, were provided with support totaling over $400,000.
About Peak Focus
As a managing partner of Harrison Assessments, Peak Focus works with all types of entities that serve students to help their students find a career that aligns with their interests, personality and the things they like doing! Peak Focus works with associations, scholarship programs, schools, mentor programs, alumni associations, and career counselors to integrate the Harrison Assessment Career Navigation System into student programs. Peak Focus is passionate about the future workforce and would love to work with customers to take your students on a self-awareness journey.
About Harrison Assessments
The Harrison Assessment is an exceptional, highly reliable, and validated tool for starting, changing, or developing your career. The Career Navigation System provides comprehensive career testing for career seekers, career counselors, and universities. The 25-minute work preference questionnaire and career test measures 175 characteristics and has been used by over 2 million people. The test is geared towards career seekers and includes an interactive, online portal which allows the user to see more than 650 careers.