What ARE College and Career Pathways?They are NOT one size fits all. They allow for students who want to go to four year college or go right to work.They are NOT based on an “all kids need to go to a four year college” philosophy. In fact “college” in our definition- means ANY postsecondary training or education.They are NOT just for Career and Technical Education students. We believe in Pathways for ALL students – even those who have no clue of what they want to do.
Template for the state model that maps how to graduate with Core 40 AHD and THD.
Example of a pathway for a specific cluster, pathway and concentration for a specific college and degree program
Example of a pathway plan that begins the alignment to a 4-year, bachelor level program. The plan is to develop many more of the 4-year pathway plans in Phase III.
Just so you get the big picture, here are the clusters and pathways that were done in Phase I. You’ll see that there was a heavy emphasis on the trade and industrial programs during that phase.
These are the Phase II clusters and pathways – the ones that we are developing this spring and summer.
You can see that this is a big project and aimed at implementation in 2012-14. That gives us time to develop and pilot, then review and revise based on feedback from the field before full implementation.
PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER Indiana’s College and Career Pathways 1
What are College and Career Pathways? High school course sequences linking secondary & post-secondary. Providing direction so students can earn industry-standard certification or college credits toward a post-secondary degree. 2
What are College and Career Pathways? Toward Indiana careers that are:
High wage and high/moderate demand in Indiana
Or one of the eight emerging career areas in the Indiana Strategic Skills Initiative
Begin with the end in mind – needs of business and industry first, then higher education, then secondary 3
Projected Timeline 2009-10 2010 -11 2011 -12 2012 -13 2013 -14 Develop Phase I Pathways Pilot Phase I Pathways Implement College and CareerPathways Develop Phase II Pathways Pilot Phase II Pathways Phase III Current CTE funding method remains through 2012-13 9
Two-year Associates Degree One-year Certificate Four-year Degree Credential Technical Certificate License Apprenticeship Work Grade 11-12 Grades 9 - 10 Prepared for College and Career Core Courses Foundation Courses Exploration Courses Concentration Pathway Concentration Dual credit courses, skill-building courses, career and college preparation Pathway Core Fundamental knowledge and skills within a Career Pathway Dual credit courses and skills-building courses Introductory Courses Elements of multiple Career Pathways in multiple courses Career Foundations Course OLC/CPSS with financial literacy, computer apps, basic foundational skills Career Exploration Course Exposure to 16 career clusters, career interest inventories, exploration 10
Important Notes All students in a Pathway earn either college credits OR a certification or credential Goal – A Pathway for every student Phase III begins this spring Are YOU interested? 11