Assessing Barriers to Education (ABE) helps academic counselors, career counselors, and job coaches identify the barriers preventing people from continuing their education. ABE ensures that today’s job seekers develop strategies for overcoming those barriers, honestly assess the options available to them, and understand the value of further education. ABE helps individuals In addition, this unique tool helps counselors, coaches, and educators to better allocate their time and resources to deal with each client’s specific barriers.
- Assess the situational, emotional, attitudinal, and material barriers preventing them from getting some form of postsecondary education.
- Identify the postsecondary options most readily accessible to them, from apprenticeships to distance education.
- Eliminate myths about the process of furthering one’s education, such as, I can’t afford to go to college.