About The INDUSTRY
Young adults are pressured into college, making $100,000 commitments for a degree for the career of their dreams, but this is only true for around 25% of college graduates. With no career, and massive college debt, most graduates feel ripped off, unmotivated, and hopeless!
Near 60% of College freshmen drop out, and 80% will never use their degree. If that's not bad enough, the average student comes out of college with $40,000 of crippling college debt.
Many other young people don’t go to college, and have no direction. This uncertainty causes them to stop engaging in their own community and their own lives. That is why we have created a new way forward for our high school graduates.
Who are we?
The INDUSTRY (T.I.); is a non-profit organization acting in direct response to the young adults (ages 18-26) crisis, in the most important transition of their futures. Through our organization we are offering what we’re calling a “Bridge Semester”; a break from traditional education in order to assess, and connect the PRESENT to the FUTURE, BRIDGING the space between high school graduation and SUCCESS.
The INDUSTRY (T.I) fosters an experience for our students to promote soft skills such as; a strong work ethic, communication, creative problem solving, self-awareness, interpersonal, time management, teamwork, and leadership. All Students will be provided with P.L.O.T. This acronym represents our 4 major components of T.I. Personal career/life coaching, Local networking, On campus community, and Timeless education.
Students will develop their Life Plan, focussed on their career, life vision, and goals. The plan provides the steps that the student needs to get the results they desire. They will leave with a clear understanding of who they are and where they’re going. They will receive a certification of completion as Fellows of The INDUSTRY, deep local connections, and a tribe of peers to stay connected with for years to come.
This will give them a sense of individual responsibility and help establish them as confident community leaders who follow through on their goals and dreams.
To accomplish these goals, we will provide mentoring/coaching, life skills training, workshops from local leaders, overall personal assessment, on-campus housing and connections to experiential learning in the community to give the most well rounded, effective, self-directed, life training available.
T.I has created a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to young adults, local organizations, and the community at large.