Connecting students with his or her future career is what being a school counselor is all about (that and about 100 other things you do each day!) Pathways to Prosperity deepens career awareness and preparation for not only students, but teachers and counselors as well.
Through industry filed trips and job shadows in the Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology career fields, counselors and students see the advancements in technology and are truly amazed.
“I am amazed at the family atmosphere here at E & E Manufacturing – the workers are highly motivated, relaxed and comfortable!”
~STEM Coordinator at Central High School, Hamilton County
“My perception of manufacturing has changed by touring the Cormetech facility. I am excited about showing students what is available (locally) and to encourage the idea that (pursuing) a career is a viable option directly out of high school.”
~Communications Teacher at Cleveland Middle School, Bradley County
Today’s workforce is highly technical, robotic and advanced. Pathway students work toward earning an industry certification, allowing for rapid entry into the workforce. Hands-on experiences help them gain the skills, knowledge and experience desired by employers across the nation. Our post-high school partners make the transition as seamless as possible with dual credit and enrollment opportunities.
When helping a student choose a career pathway, consider these stats:
The following nine Pathway Tool Kit cards are designed to inform students, parents and school counselors of the course sequences, post-high school courses and partnering schools continuing the pathways available in our region. Also provided are example careers in each pathway with the salary range of each occupation. The chosen academic pathways for Southeast Tennessee are:
Bring Your A-Game to Work: Win at work, win at life. What a motto! Available in all five Pathways school districts, this cutting-edge methodology developed by the Center for Work Ethic Development teaches students about the seven foundational behaviors of work ethic that managers demand: Attendance, Appearance, Attitude, Ambition, Acceptance, Accountability and The flexible curriculum is easy to incorporate into the school day, using real-world scenarios into the classroom preparing students to be productive workers in their future careers. Contact your district’s Pathways Education Liaison or Career Coach to gain access to the materials!
Skills to Pay the Bills: Focuses on teaching workforce readiness skills to youth. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, fun, engaging activities focusing on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism. Download any of the activities for free!