New Guide Utilizes Family, Community to Give Students Guidance

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Keith Bricker’s ‘Academic Enhancement Tools’ empowers students, provides pre-college help.

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“The process of this manual could be viewed as a pre-step to our traditional educational career material,” Bricker says.

Fort Gratiot, Mich. – According to a 2013 Ipsos Reid poll, 24% of high school students in Canada don’t know what they want to do after graduation. Author Keith Bricker has worked with students for more than 43 years as an advisor, counselor and educator. While Bricker believes high school students should be thinking about their careers, he also believes this thought process should begin sooner and in a different manner.

Bricker invites educators and parents alike to read his new guide, “Academic Enhancement Tools: Power in Family Relationships Builds Student Academic Success” (published by Trafford Publishing), which advocates for importance on the familial unit in a child’s education and eventual career choice.

“Academic Enhancement Tools” differs from many competency guides and career maps in that it focuses on students 12 to 15 years of age and stresses the importance of one’s family. Bricker believes that while educators help one decide on a potential career plan, family has the ultimate and final say in the matter.

Bricker aims to not only encourage parents with helping their child decide on a career, but also help students decide on what courses they will need to enhance their potential careers. He also hopes to provide a connection between school, higher education and the business community.

“The process of this manual could be viewed as a pre-step to our traditional educational career material,” Bricker says.

Bricker invites readers to visit him at

“Academic Enhancement Tools”
By Keith Bricker
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 102 pages | ISBN 9781466992641
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 102 pages | ISBN 9781466992627
E-Book | 102 pages | ISBN 9781466992634
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author
Keith Bricker has more than 40 years of experience as a middle school and high school counselor and teacher. He also has 15 years of experience as a night school teacher at business college.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service” and has led the indie publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self-publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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