I have the honour to have been asked to become a member of the Advisory Board of KLIQ.ca start-up.
KLIQ.ca is an exciting new platform that will make life a lot easier for senior high school students, their parents, guidance counsellors and youth counsellors in the community. This new state of the art platform is being developed by a passionate team of entrepreneurs. The founding members strongly believe in the importance of making just-in-time information about post-secondary education more accessible for people around the globe to make more informed and better aligned decisions about where to apply for college and university.
Thanks to the new KLIQ.ca platform, high school seniors will be able to quickly and easily access information about post-secondary institutions, including available programs, tuition fees, and potential career paths.
Gone are the days when concerned parents pulled their hair out, and high school seniors rolled their eyes in exasperation, while spending hundreds of hours googling individual colleges and universities to narrow down their list and figure out where to apply. All this, without much information about their chances of getting accepted.
Now, if you are a parent or a student, you can simply go to KLIQ.ca and input the student’s latest marks for various subjects and in a matter of seconds you will get a list featuring the number of university programs they could qualify for, at which universities, the cost of tuition, available scholarships, and even the distance of the institution from the user’s location! This information is accompanied by useful links to the different universities.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! Students can view a comprehensive and varied list of career paths that could stem from the different types of programs for which they are eligible. Further, they can take personality assessment such as online Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) test to gain greater insights into the types of careers they might want to consider. For further support with their decision-making about post-secondary education and careers, they will have access to resources such as a listing of vetted career and life coaches, as well as to information and links to employers. These features will become available as the KLIQ.ca platform continues to grow.
As a leadership and career advancement coach, I work with people of all ages, from late teens to mid-career adults. I know how important decisions about post-secondary education can be to influence a person’s success and overall mental, emotional and physical health. This is why I fully support and want to help this start-up bring important information to the fingertips of youth, their parents, high schools and other members of their support network.
Studies show that decisions about post-secondary education are influenced by primarily by parents, research conducted by students themselves, word of mouth from family, guidance counsellors, friends and high school teachers. KLIQ.ca is a tool that can also be used by all those involved in helping young adults get ready to enrol in university.
This vision is to provide students with the line of sight to model how their grades and personalities directly influence their career and program choices. The Kliq.ca team has been busy developing this platform for the past year and went into production April 2018. The ease of use and intuitive journey makes it a breeze for students, parents, educators, and advisors to model student grades to help them pick the right program, which was traditionally done in a manual, disjointed, and time consuming manner. The first phase was designed for Canadian students, covering over 700 careers, 75 scholarships, 1900 programs, and 24 major universities in Ontario. The second phase in development is specifically designed for international students who want to study in Canada.
I am really excited about how KLIQ.ca will open up a world of possibilities to Youth and anyone else seeking to enrol in post-secondary education.
If you would like to check out the platform, check out KLIQ.ca.
Here’s to the future of post-secondary education!
Lisa Anna Palmer