hans-headshotI'm Hans Meeder, your Pathways Sherpa. I am here to guide and help you succeed on your journey to develop the most effective college and career pathways programs and systems.

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By now, you have probably heard about “Hillbilly Elegy,” a captivating memoir by J.D. Vance.  In the book, Vance tells the story about his life as a child and young man growing up in Middletown, Ohio, a small town whose …

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HOW YOU CAN AVOID EMBARRASSING “ABD” – (Originally posted November 2015) (This is a summary of remarks I shared at the 2015 CTE Vision Conference in New Orleans for a session held by the NCCER, a construction education organization[1]). For those …


Remember the first time you took a ride-share like Uber?  For me, it was in New York City leaving Penn Station in a torrential downpour, and avoiding the taxi line-up that had 75 people in it.  That felt good! I …

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Why am I writing about Marijuana use (pot-weed-reefer-Mary Jane or one of 450 other slang terms) in an education blog? The National Academies of Science has recently released the most authoritative and definitive report yet produced.  The report analyzes, prioritizes …

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Here’s something you should know about — the College Scorecard website.  You can visit it at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/. This simple tool could be a fantastic addition to your current College and Career Planning program and empower both students and parents alike …


Happy New Year, everyone! During the last two posts, I talked about the need for clarity in how we engage our employer partners, and I provided the first 10 of 20 easy strategies for engaging those volunteers. Revisit my first …

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