WHAT IS A CAREER PATHWAY?
A Career Pathway is a series of articulated educational and training programs and services that enables students, often while they are working, to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in a given industry or occupational sector. Each step on a career pathway is designed explicitly to develop a student's core academic, technical and employability skills while providing them with continuous education and training which will fill the need for more highly trained and skilled workers.
The primary purpose of an Local Area Vocational Educational Center (LAVEC) is to serve high school students by enhancing and expanding student career options that lead to continuation of education at the post-secondary level and/or successful employment upon graduation from high school. Students receive instruction in sound academic principles, theory, laboratory and clinical experiences to ensure they can compete successfully in today's changing workplace.
"Career Pathways" is a workforce development strategy to support workers’ transitions from education into and through the workforce with a focus on high-demand, high-opportunity jobs. A career pathways initiative consists of a partnership among community colleges, primary and secondary schools, workforce and economic development agencies, employers, labor groups and social service providers.
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Career and Technical Education (CTE) coordinates grant funding from State Vocational and Perkins IV for grades 7-12. CTE is an important part of our high school’s curriculum. Most of our students spend 20 % of their time in career and technical education classes. We provide our students with the in depth knowledge and specialized skills to prepare them for successful transition into college, military, or workforce. The high school graduation requirements state that all students develop and follow an individual learning plan (ILP) which emphasizes career development. By taking the courses required for a career major, students will be able to fulfill this requirement. We offer students an exploratory middle school program in business and the following high school programs that help prepare them for their chosen career path.
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