WHY Career Pathways?
All students need to know what it takes to succeed in the world of work. College and advanced training can be very expensive when there’s no chosen career path. The high-paying jobs of the future will require education beyond high school. This training may occur in college or through employer training programs.
The skills, attitudes and behaviors needed for success are:
Academic Development in communications, mathematics, science and technology, problem solving, reading and understanding written material.
Personal/Social Development Management skills such as decision making, doing one’s best, acting honestly, setting and accomplishing goals, self-control, responsibility, organization, flexibility, teamwork and initiative.
Career Development, including career awareness, exploration, matching interest and abilities to career pathways and using an Educational Development Plan (EDP) to set education and career goals while in high school.
A planned pathway using an EDP prepares students for what is needed to succeed in the world of work. It also...
Helps students learn about emerging career opportunities.
Helps students see how school subjects relate to the world of work.
Challenges students to develop high academic skills.
Helps students examine interest, goals and talents.
Opens students’ minds to the vast range of careers within their chosen pathway.
Show students the education and skills needed to get high-paying, challenging jobs.
Helps students value education as a life-long process.
Career Pathways Begin as Early as…
Elementary School Career Awareness
Tours, Field Trips, Business Visitations
Discussion of Jobs and Careers
Work Ethics Development
Middle School Career Exploration
Introduction to Career Pathways
Begin Educational Development Plan (EDP)
Continued Career Exploration and Goal Setting
Academics Aligned with Pathways
In-depth Exploration of Career Pathways
Educational Development Plan (EDP)
Real-world Applications of Academics
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