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General Information

Career Pathways are designed to link education and economic prosperity through multi-tier partnerships between industry, education, and community leadership.  Students are able to accelerate their learning pace through courses that offer seamless transition from high school to post-secondary education without duplicating or repeating efforts.  Work-based learning opportunities are also available for students through job shadowing, field trips, and some internships.  Participation in Career and Technical Education Student Organizations is also strongly encouraged.

Career Pathways:

  • Provide clear sequences of rigorous academic and career and technical education course work beginning in grade nine that lead to productive opportunities in high school and beyond through a focused program of study
  • Require input from education, community, and business stakeholders
  • Are organized around broad career clusters identified at the national and state levels that puts students on paths for high skill, high wage, and high demand occupations (See CCS Career Cluster Chart)— CCS Career Clusters Chart
  • Connect secondary and post-secondary education leading to an industry-recognized credential, certificate, and/or licensure; an Associate’s Degree; a Baccalaureate Degree and beyond.

Career Pathways in the Cumberland County Schools offer opportunities for students to earn community college credit while in high school through:

  • Pathway Articulation for Credits Earned (PACE)
  • FTCC High School Connections

Did you Know:

  • By 2020, 65% of all jobs will require education beyond high school
  • For most jobs, securing a high school education will no longer be enough to secure competitive employment
  • Job applicants in the 21st Century will need to have some form of education beyond high school such as:
                         * A certificate or certification in a career field
                         * Some college or an associate’s degree
                         * Bachelor’s degree or beyond

Career Pathways can help your student prepare for the competitive market now!

 

References:
Carnevale, A.P. et. al. (2013) Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Recovery Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020.
National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) in partnership with Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD)

 

 

 

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Published by Storie Smith on August 2, 2017
        
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