A career pathway is a coherent sequence of rigorous academic and technical courses that prepare students for successful completion of state academic standards and support transition to more advance post secondary coursework related in a career area of interest. Career pathway courses are connected to the real world. People working in each career area serve as advisors for the courses. With their help, teachers design courses that respond to up-to the minute needs and advances.
What this means is that…
- Career pathways help students meet high school graduation requirements.
- Career pathways help students know if they need education beyond high school and what kind of education they should get.
- Career pathways help students understand and prepare for entry into the work world.
- Career pathways keep students interested in what they’re learning in school.