CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAMS OF STUDY
WHAT IS A CAREER PATHWAY?
- A high school sequential career and technical education program of study that leads to a two-year postsecondary certificate and/or degree, with an option of continuing toward the completion of a baccalaureate degree, or that leads to industry certification.
- Career Pathways link secondary and postsecondary institutions to create more cohesive programs. They are offered though Miami-Dade County Public Schools´ programs of study in several Career Clusters: Agriculture, Architecture & Construction, Arts, Education, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, etc.
- Career Pathways stress the importance of creating a smoother transition between high school and college. Emphasis is placed on articulation agreements, a 2+2 curriculum bridging the two levels of college and career preparation.
- Programs that prepare students for immediate employment in an increasing competitive and technical workforce.
WHY DO WE NEED CAREER PATHWAYS?
- The fastest growing occupations will require more knowledge, and higher-level skills. It is important to train the developing workforce with skills that will allow them to gain successful employment in high-demand occupations.
- Technology and global advancements have transformed the nature of work. Thus, the fastest growing occupations will require a postsecondary career technical certificate.
- Career and Technical education prepares both youth and adults for a wide range of careers.
- Career and technical education is offered in middle schools, high schools, technical centers, colleges and other postsecondary institutions.
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