Our Consulting Services

We Care About Your Outcome

Specialized Career Guidance’ integrated approach and specialized solutions offer results unlike anything else available in the industry. However, it is the character and work ethic of our consultants that will leave you most impressed.

Our mission is to build a better workforce for a better world. We take our work personally and become invested in your success.

Consulting

There is a misconception that students and young adults are lazy and don’t want to work. That is untrue.

Today’s young people want their lives to have purpose, to feel valued for their skills, and to pursue career opportunities where growth and advancement are available to them.

This calls for a foundational shift in the strategies stakeholders use to address workforce recruitment and retention challenges.

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Moving You Forward

Our work with clients is laser focused and generates results quickly. SCG consultants remain on standby as your trusted aftercare advisors. Our experience covers a vast scope of work across all sectors. We are  backed by a network of dedicated partners and proud of our industry reputation for service excellence. 

Our mission is to build a better workforce for a better world. We build workforce development pipelines that make invisible career pathways visible, and advance the recruitment and retention of a diverse,  inclusive and equitable workforce. We look forward to collaborating with you. 

Laura Buckley
Deputy Executive Director, MassHire South Shore Workforce Board

Specialized Career Guidance has proven to be the ideal partner in meeting workforce development goals. The challenging demands of training the workforce of today and tomorrow requires a wide variety of skill sets, all of which are found in the Specialized Career Guidance team. Without reservation, I would recommend the expertise of Specialized Career Guidance to any public or private organization that is seeking results.

Joshua Otlin
Principal, Milford High School

Judi has been an exceptional partner that I hope to work with for many years to come. While Judi and her team are quintessential professionals and researchers, what really sets them apart is their expertise in workforce development, organizational improvement, and the institutional landscape in Massachusetts. The team is able to leverage this expertise to add tremendous value to schools seeking to elevate and accelerate their work to provide students with career pathways towards prosperity. I enthusiastically recommend them without reservation!

Dr. Gary Maestas
Superintendent, Plymouth Public Schools

The vision of creating a pathway for prospective trade professionals to shape their destiny in their desired field is a necessary cog in the success wheel. Judi Vigna from Specialized Career Guidance has developed a model that can assist the construction industry and prospective employees to become aligned to address the shortage of candidates for construction jobs in Massachusetts and beyond. Judi is a staunch advocate for creating opportunities that will assist our future construction workforce. The Plymouth Public Schools are committed to partnering with Judi and Specialized Career Guidance to introduce career education opportunities to potential trade professionals.

Dennis Lassige
Regional Manager, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

Parents and students are no longer accepting as fact that direct college entry is the one-and-only option for everybody. Judi discovered that the Building Trades apprenticeships have offered viable and valuable careers for generations. Her frustration and curiosity around careers for young people has turned to enthusiasm and advocacy for apprenticeship. Through her boundless energy and the unique structure at Specialized Career Guidance, Judi has become an invaluable resource for young people seeking careers in construction, for training programs seeking motivated apprentices, and for contractors seeking skilled craftsperson’s.

Peter Holden
Former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth

Having enjoyed an over forty year career as hospital chief executive, I can honestly say I never encountered anyone better than Judi at organizing data, resources and people around problems to be solved or opportunities to create. She has a unique talent for creating movement in communities where talk doesn’t always lead to action. You will have to move to keep up with her.

Carl Nielsen
Engineering Technology Instructor, CCTE

My experience working with Specialized Career Guidance has been an entirely positive and engaging one for both myself and my Engineering students at Plymouth North High School. Judi Vigna, Founder and CEO, not only brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of preparing young adults for their futures, she also generates an infectious energy that leaves you motivated and excited to move forward and take the next steps. Judi and her team truly care about helping students better understand what options they have in front of them when they finish their time in High School, and they are passionate about building connections in our community and surrounding areas to develop lasting relationships between school systems and local businesses.

Laura Buckley
Deputy Executive Director, MassHire South Shore Workforce Board

Specialized Career Guidance has proven to be the ideal partner in meeting workforce development goals. The challenging demands of training the workforce of today and tomorrow requires a wide variety of skill sets, all of which are found in the Specialized Career Guidance team. Without reservation, I would recommend the expertise of Specialized Career Guidance to any public or private organization that is seeking results.

Joshua Otlin
Principal, Milford High School

Judi has been an exceptional partner that I hope to work with for many years to come. While Judi and her team are quintessential professionals and researchers, what really sets them apart is their expertise in workforce development, organizational improvement, and the institutional landscape in Massachusetts. The team is able to leverage this expertise to add tremendous value to schools seeking to elevate and accelerate their work to provide students with career pathways towards prosperity. I enthusiastically recommend them without reservation!

Dennis Lassige
Regional Manager, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

Parents and students are no longer accepting as fact that direct college entry is the one-and-only option for everybody. Judi discovered that the Building Trades apprenticeships have offered viable and valuable careers for generations. Her frustration and curiosity around careers for young people has turned to enthusiasm and advocacy for apprenticeship. Through her boundless energy and the unique structure at Specialized Career Guidance, Judi has become an invaluable resource for young people seeking careers in construction, for training programs seeking motivated apprentices, and for contractors seeking skilled craftsperson’s.

Dr. Gary Maestas
Superintendent, Plymouth Public Schools

The vision of creating a pathway for prospective trade professionals to shape their destiny in their desired field is a necessary cog in the success wheel. Judi Vigna from Specialized Career Guidance has developed a model that can assist the construction industry and prospective employees to become aligned to address the shortage of candidates for construction jobs in Massachusetts and beyond. Judi is a staunch advocate for creating opportunities that will assist our future construction workforce. The Plymouth Public Schools are committed to partnering with Judi and Specialized Career Guidance to introduce career education opportunities to potential trade professionals.

Peter Holden
Former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth

Having enjoyed an over forty year career as hospital chief executive, I can honestly say I never encountered anyone better than Judi at organizing data, resources and people around problems to be solved or opportunities to create. She has a unique talent for creating movement in communities where talk doesn’t always lead to action. You will have to move to keep up with her.

Carl Nielsen
Engineering Technology Instructor, CCTE

My experience working with Specialized Career Guidance has been an entirely positive and engaging one for both myself and my Engineering students at Plymouth North High School. Judi Vigna, Founder and CEO, not only brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of preparing young adults for their futures, she also generates an infectious energy that leaves you motivated and excited to move forward and take the next steps. Judi and her team truly care about helping students better understand what options they have in front of them when they finish their time in High School, and they are passionate about building connections in our community and surrounding areas to develop lasting relationships between school systems and local businesses.