Approaching high school graduation can bring up a lot of uncertainty or anxiety for young adults.
- What should I do next?
- What if I choose the wrong thing?
- How am I supposed to know what I want to do with the rest of my life?
- How am I going to earn income to take care of myself?
- Do I even really know how to be on my own in the world yet?
These are just a few of the perfectly normal and common questions you might be asking yourself if you’re approaching high school graduation.
Upon high school graduation, students are usually presented with a few typical, often limited options:
Go to college for a practical degree
Get a 4-year degree with intentions of grad school
Enroll in trade school or a certificate program
Take a gap year or step straight into a paying job
These are the typical options, but are there any others?
Upon raising young adults, and watching numerous adults later in life wishing they’d gained certain skills and opportunities much earlier in their lives, the founders of Markao Business Academy realized that it’s time for an alternative to these “typical” options after high school.
We listened to many young adults saying how they wish they knew more about who they are, what their passions are, and how they can create a life that really feels meaningful to them. They have ideas, creativity, interests and visions, but don’t know how to implement or manifest them. They have fears, concerns and insecurities, but aren’t sure how to address them.
We listened to many older adults saying how they’ve earned one or more degrees that they aren’t using, realizing too late how they could’ve avoided a lot of time, energy and money if they’d learned more about what they really wanted, and how to focus on what was most important to them.
So, we decided to create something different.
Markao is education built for the future.
Markao Business Academy offers high school graduates the option to discover who they are and what their passions are, and then work with their inherent strengths and talents to turn those passions into a fulfilling and successful business.
You get to be your own boss, and focus on what’s most meaningful to you.
Markao is an affordable option that can make a gap year extremely valuable, allowing you precious time to explore what you really want for your life, and giving you skills, perspective, and relationships that will support you to make a living and get to know yourself better.
Our program can also serve as an alternative to college, or be a powerful ally and compliment to other trainings you wish to apply. Markao helps students determine the path that feels best for them, easing that feeling of insecurity or uncertainty that can come with moving into adulthood.
What would having personalized ongoing mentoring from experienced business and life coaches, while implementing real, hands-on projects that result in valuable skills and a viable business feel like as an option for you?
We’d love to hear your questions, and learn more about you. Contact us and let us know your thoughts.