One of the reasons that people go to school is so that they can learn the skills to handle their lives. However, one of the most important skills is actually one of the least taught skills. This skill is business skills. Among all the subjects that students are taught, they are not taught extensively on how to manage money, run a business and plenty of other necessary skills for careers. While a small part of what is taught can be applied to careers as it depends on what career the person is pursuing. Keith Mann sees the fallacy in the established school system.
Keith Mann is working very hard to change this by encouraging children to be career minded. For one thing, he is offering scholarships for children that are showing a lot of professional business skills. He and his wife have put together the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. This is for children that show a lot of promise in business and careers. This scholarship is only awarded to one student each year. This means that there is a lot of criteria that has to be met before the student will be awarded the scholarship in order to go to college.
In order to qualify for the scholarship, students not only need to fill out an application, they also have to write a 1000 word essay that explains how getting a college education is going to help them achieve their goals. Of course the essay has to be well written. The student also has to show a willingness to move forward with his goals.
One thing that Keith Mann wants to encourages students is to think about their careers and have back up plans just in case their primary plan does not work. Putting all eggs in one basket is a setup for failure.