Colleges and universities have counselors, and most of them have ready access to information about careers and career opportunities. However, few counselors know as much about those careers as instructors. No matter what an instructor teaches – English or electronics, history or horticulture, math or music – teaching faculty have much to offer their students in the way of career counseling.
College instructors owe it to their students to stay abreast of employment trends and opportunities related to their disciplines. A chemistry instructor will know more about what it takes to become a successful chemist than any counselor possibly could. Career and technical education instructors realize that the success of their programs hinges on their students getting jobs. That is why good automotive technology instructors develop and nurture relationships with potential employers.