Community College Career Pathway Set up
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Pathway Course Inclusion
Are students in this pathway provided with regularly occurring additional supports for:
Instructor Professional Development
Are instructors in this pathway provided with opportunities for:
Question: How are college courses aligned to the K-12 feeder pathway courses?
Highs schools are providing students with academically rigorous, integrated, and sequenced career and technical education programs of study. It is the responsibility of both the secondary and postsecondary institutions to insure that courses are aligned so that students move smoothly out of high school and into college while continuing to follow their career pathway.
High-quality CTE programs and pathways ensure that coursework is simultaneously aligned to rigorous academic standards and postsecondary expectations. Courses must also provide students with 21st century skills and prepare them for in-demand occupations in high-growth industry sectors.
Vertical alignment between secondary, postsecondary educational institutions and industry partners requires strong and regular communication. Strong leadership is needed to insure that all systems are working towards this common goal.
Question: What are Stackable Certificates or Credentials?
Certificates are stackable when credits from a shorter-length certificate program count toward longer-term certificates and associate’s degrees.
For example, Laney College now offers a 9-month Industrial Maintenance certificate program. This is a multi-disciplinary program that gives students hands-on training in machining, welding, electricity and blueprint reading. This stackable certificate will prepare students for entry-level jobs in this industry or ready them for a second year certificate.
Question: How is “regularly occurring” defined for the Additional Pathways Section?
Community College Instructor Professional Development
Question: What are instructor externships?
A teacher externship is a unique professional development opportunity connecting the workplace to the classroom. Teachers spend time in a workplace related to their subject to learn through direct experience about career trends and opportunities, skill requirements, and industry tools, both current and forthcoming. The externship experience helps teachers make salient the link between classroom content and students’ future career interests. Participating teachers are best equipped to prepare their students to enter the professional world by developing both the academic and technical skills required by various industries. r. Teacher externships can range from one day of job shadowing to completing a project over the course of the summer.